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world Ferry Victims' Families Surround Officials, Demand Answers

JINDO, South Korea Angry relatives of about 130 people still missing from the sinking of the South Korean ferry surrounded officials Thursday and prevented them from leaving a tent where families have been waiting for news of their loved ones.

33 minutes ago // Time

world Saudi Arabia Reports 4 More MERS Deaths

Nearly 300 people have been infected with the virus in Saudi Arabia so far

36 minutes ago // CBS

world Woman allegedly attacked boyfriend with ax, went after neighbors

Police found the Massachusetts woman's live-in boyfriend with ax wounds to the neck after receiving a call from her neighbors

42 minutes ago // ABC

world Police Capture Fugitive in Puerto Rico

Police in Puerto Rico capture fugitive wanted in connection for quadruple homicide

42 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Crime rate in England and Wales falls 15% to its lowest level in 33 years

Fall is one of biggest in history of Crime Survey of England and Wales and is driven by a 22% fall in violent crime Alan Travis

42 minutes ago // UPI

world American journalist held by pro-Russian separatists is freed

JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, April 24 UPI -- American journalist Simon Ostrovsky has been freed after being detained by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk.

42 minutes ago // BBC

world Kenyan officials wrangle over status

Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.

43 minutes ago // Fox News

world Police in Puerto Rico capture fugitive wanted in connection for quadruple homicide

Police in Puerto Rico have captured a fugitive who was wanted in connection with a quadruple homicide.

45 minutes ago // New York Times

world India Ink: Image of the Day: April 24

In the sixth phase of parliamentary elections on Thursday, 117 constituencies across 12 states went to the polls.

45 minutes ago // The Independent

world Pacific Ocean Marshall Islands launch lawsuits against nations with nuclear arms

The small Oceanic Marshall Islands is to launch an unprecedented round of lawsuits against nine nations with nuclear arms, including the US, to demand that they meet their obligations to disarm.

48 minutes ago // NPR

world Pope OKs Communion For The Divorced? Not So Fast, Vatican Says

Word about the pope reportedly said when he called a woman in Argentina set off speculation that he wants to reverse church teachings. His spokesman says that's reading too much into the story.

48 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.N. Security Council asks for inquiry into South Sudan massacre

UNITED NATIONS Reuters - The United Nations Security Council asked for an urgent investigation on Thursday into the ethnic massacre of hundreds of people in South Sudan's oil hub Bentiu and expressed its willingness to "take additional measures" if there are more attacks on civilians.

49 minutes ago // NPR

world Pope OKs Communion For The Divorced? Not So Fast, Vatican Says

Word about what the pope reportedly said when he called a woman in Argentina set off speculation that he wants to reverse church teachings. His spokesman says that's reading too much into the story.

49 minutes ago // BBC

world Mother charged with three murders

A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.

50 minutes ago // Fox News

world Notable deeds and words of Pope John Paul II, soon to be proclaimed a saint at the Vatican

The most-traveled pope in history, John Paul II left his mark on the Catholic Church and non-believers worldwide.

51 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Spain shows signs of recovery as banks report fewer bad debts

Caixabank and Sabadell loan data provides signal that economic turnaround is feeding through to banks and borrowers Continue reading...

51 minutes ago // NPR

world A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

International travel is one reason why the number of measles cases in the U.S. has spiked this year. But the number of people who refuse to get their children vaccinated is a factor, too.

53 minutes ago // VOA

world Syrian Airstrikes Kill Dozens at Aleppo Market

Syrian government airstrikes killed at least 27 people and injured many others at a market near the northern city of Aleppo.Activist groups, including the Britain based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, say government jets hit the crowded market in the town of Atareb, located in Aleppo province, early Thursday. The strikes are the latest in the Syrian government's bombing campaign against rebel held areas in Aleppo that began in December.Meanwhile in Damascus, the United Nations was allow

54 minutes ago // ABC

world Families of Ferry's Lost Confront SKorea Officials

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials; signs that ship was heavily overloaded

55 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Syria: UN chief calls for action to get aid to 3.5m people cut off by war

Ban Ki-moon says blocking of food, water and medical supplies for civilians is flagrant violation of international law Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Rome Braces as Popes Become Saints

Rome, already straining to handle crowds drawn by the immensely popular Pope Francis, is girding for an epic flow of pilgrims with this Sunday's canonization of two other beloved pontiffs, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.

56 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: The deadly MERS virus is spreading at a terrifying rate

On Thursday, the Saudi Arabian health ministry confirmed 13 more cases of patients contracting MERS-CoV, the acronym for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, as well as two more deaths. MERS-CoV is an infectious disease with no known cure and is considered

57 minutes ago // ABC

world Rights Group Urges UN to Help Free Abducted Girls

Nigerian group calls on UN to help secure release of 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists

58 minutes ago // Fox News

world Nigerian group calls on UN to help secure release of 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists

A Nigerian rights group is urging the United Nations to help secure the release of some 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists 10 days ago.

58 minutes ago // ABC

world London School Says Students Abused by US Teacher

London school says images of up to 60 students found on suspected abuser's computer drive

59 minutes ago // CBS

world Violent assault changes man into mathematical prodigy

From college dropout to math marvel, Jason Padgett shares how life changed after bar attack

59 minutes ago // BBC

world Ramires banned for four matches

Chelsea midfielder accepts the Football Association's charge of violent conduct for fracas in defeat to Sunderland.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world 3 Americans killed in attack on Kabul hospital

KABUL Three Americans were killed Thursday when an Afghan security official opened fire at an American-run Christian hospital in Kabul in the latest violence targeting foreigners in Afghanistan. The attack, which also wounded several people, took place about 9 a.m. as doctors and nurses were arriving at the Cure Hospital, which is part of an international network of hospitals run by a Pennsylvania-based charity. The hospital largely focuses on providing medical care to needy childr

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Teen Stowaway's Dad: He Was Homesick for Africa

The father of the teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in the wheel well of a plane speaks out for the first time, saying his son wanted to return to Somalia. NBCs Joe Fryer reports.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Newborn Twins Sharing Vital Organs Arrive Home

Thirteen-day-old conjoined twins arrive home after doctors doubted that they would survive birth. WPXIs Courtney Brennan reports.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world White Supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross Wheeled Into Kansas Court

The white supremacist accused of murdering three people at a Jewish community center and a retirement complex in Kansas made a brief court appearance on Wednesday.Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, sat in a wheelchair with his hands shackled as his lawyer requested a postponement for a conference.

1 hour ago // UPI

world Marshall Islands sues nine nuclear powers in international court

Ed Adamczyk THE HAGUE , Netherlands, April 24 UPI -- The Republic of the Marshall Islands sued nine nuclear powers over the pace of nuclear disarmament.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Mexico Closes Clinic in Hyperbaric Chamber Death

Mexican officials close clinic after 70-year-old dies during treatment in hyperbaric chamber

1 hour ago // BBC

world Mother charged with three murders

A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at a house in south-west London.

1 hour ago // Time

world VICE Journalist Released by Separatist Captors in Ukraine

Simon Ostrovsky was said to be in good health after being released from captivity, three days after being detained by pro-Russia militia

1 hour ago // VOA

world Israel Suspends Peace Talks in Response to Palestinian Unity Plan

Israel's Security Cabinet has decided to suspend peace negotiations with the Palestinians in response to a plan by Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas to reconcile and form a unity government.Following a six-hour meeting Thursday, the Cabinet said in a statement Israel will "respond to unilateral Palestinian action with a series of measures".Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had earlier criticized the announcement, saying Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who represents F