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South Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014.
South Korean ferry disaster: Six-year-old girl rescued as ship's captain apologises
Six-year-old Kwon Ji-yeon was rescued from the sunken ferry off South Korea as a man identified as the ferry's captain briefly appeared on TV to say he was "sorry and deeply ashamed" | 9:32AM BST 17 A... (photo: AP / Ahn Young-joon)
The Daily Telegraph
People watch a TV news program showing a sinking passenger ship, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014
2014 South Korean ferry capsizing   Ferry sinking   Photos   South Korea   Wikipedia : 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing  
Passenger boat sinks of South Korean coast
At least one person has been reported dead, and six people were injured when a South Korean ferry carrying hundreds of passenegrs sank off the country's south-west coast. | The country's coast guard r... (photo: AP / Ahn Young-joon)
Al Jazeera
Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 2nd Class Karl Shinn, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, searches out the window of a P-8A Poseidon while flying over the Indian Ocean during a search mission to locate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, 10 April, 2014. Fading signals add urgency to search for missing Malaysian jet
PERTH: The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that batteries powering signals from the black box... (photo: US Navy / CMCS Keith DeVinney) The Times Of India
Air Disaster   Flight MH370   Malaysia Airlines   Photos   Wikipedia: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370  
Chief Naval Aircrewman (Operator) Samuel Judd, left, and Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 2nd Class Carlos Ibarra, both assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, search out the windows of a P-8A Poseidon while flying over the Indian Ocean in support of the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, 8 April, 2014. Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370: Search area narrows to size of Wales
The search area being scoured for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has hugely narrowed, officials said, prompting newfound optimism more than a month after the jet disappeared. | A team cons... (photo: US Navy / CMCS Keith DeVinney) The Independent
Air Disaster   Flight MH370   Malaysia Airlines   Photos   Wikipedia: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370  
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he meets with members of the so-called Valdai Club of foreign political scholars in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Putin gets 'requests for assistance'
Ukrainian govt appeals to UN for deployment of peacekeepers | Russian President Vladimir Putin is receiving many requests for help from eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow ... (photo: AP / Sergey Ponomarev) China Daily
Photos   Politics   Putin   Russia   Wikipedia: Vladimir Putin  
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Monday, April 14, 2014. Vladimir Putin denies interfering in Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone call with US President Barack Obama, has denied the Kremlin was interfering in Ukraine and urged the United States to use... (photo: AP / Alexei Nikolsky) Stuff
Photos   Putin   Russia   Ukraine   Wikipedia: Vladimir Putin  
File - A supporter of Greece's extreme right party Golden Dawn raises his hand in a Nazi style salute during a rally in Athens on Saturday, Feb.1, 2014. Golden Dawn and the rise of the far right in Europe
As German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Athens on April 11, the streets were empty, having been cleared for security reasons. Those protesters who did turn up despi... (photo: AP / Yannis Kolesidis) Al Jazeera
EU   Golden Dawn   Photos   Racism   Wikipedia: Golden Dawn (political party)  
A woman walks by a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Global Markets
TOKYO: Asian shares gave up more ground on Monday after a dismal week on Wall Street and tensions in Ukraine sapped investors' appetite for risk, which helped underpin th... (photo: AP / Lee Jin-man) The Times Of India
Asian markets   Markets   Photos   Tokyo stocks   Wikipedia: MSCI  
Armed pro-Russian activists occupy the police station and build a barricade as people watch on, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Ukraine Launches 'Anti-Terror Operation'
Ukraine's interior minister has announced the start of an anti-terrorist operation in the eastern city of Slaviansk, where pro-Russian protesters are holding security bui... (photo: AP / Efrem Lukatsky) Skynews
Crimea Referendum   EU   Photos   Ukraine Crisis   Wikipedia: 2014 pro-Russian protests in Ukraine  
Armed pro-Russian activists occupying the police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slavyansk carry riot shields on in Slavyansk, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Armed men raise Russian flag over east Ukraine police HQ
Armed pro-Russian militants raised the Russian flag in an eastern Ukrainian city today, deepening Ukraine’s stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europ... (photo: AP / Efrem Lukatsky) The Irish Times
Crimea Referendum   EU   Photos   Ukraine Crisis   Wikipedia: 2014 pro-Russian protests in Ukraine  
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Pope Francis asks forgiveness for ‘evil’ of child abuse committed by priests
Pope Francis has made his first public plea for forgiveness for the “evil” committed by priests who molested children, using some of his strongest words yet on the Ca... (photo: AP / Gregorio Borgia) The Irish Times
Catholic Church Sex Abuse   Photos   Pope Francis   Vatican   Wikipedia: Catholic sex abuse cases  
Specialist Glenn Carell studies his screens as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, July 8, 2010 US stocks tumble again
New York - US stocks opened sharply lower Friday, following European markets downward and retreating on a disappointing earnings report from Wall Street banking giant JPM... (photo: AP / Richard Drew) Independent online
JPMorgan Chase   Photos   Stock Exchange   US stocks   Wikipedia: JPMorgan Chase  
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, delivers a speech during the inauguration of the annual Thessaloniki International Trade Fair Saturday Sept. 7, 2013. Labor unions are planing a series of weekend demonstrations in the country's second largest city, demanding a reversal of minimum wage cuts imposed in the bailed out country last year. His government is facing confrontation with unions over plans to begin mass firings and forced transfers of public sector workers. Greek officials optimistic after bond sale
Greek officials have praised the country's return to the international debt market after four years as an overwhelming success. | The bond sale on Thursday was eight time... (photo: AP / Nikolas Giakoumidis) Al Jazeera
Antonis Samaras   Debt   Greece   Photos   Wikipedia: Antonis Samaras  
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, left, and Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk attend a signing ceremony of the agreement in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Ukraines opposition leaders signed a deal Friday with the president and European mediators for early elections and a new government in hopes of ending a deadly political crisis. Russian officials immediately criticized the deal and protesters angry over police violence showed no sign of abandoning their camp in central Kiev. Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk heads to east to tackle stand off
Ukraine's acting prime minister is travelling to the east of the country to try to end a stand off with pro-Russia protesters. | Arseniy Yatsenyuk will visit the cit... (photo: AP / Andrei Mosienko) BBC News
Arseniy Yatsenyuk   Photos   Politics   Ukraine   Wikipedia: Arseniy Yatsenyuk  
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during her speech as part of a federal budget 2014 debate at the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Greece not out of the woods as Merkel visits
Six months ago, during a visit to Berlin by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised Athens for its reform efforts, underscoring in p... (photo: AP / Michael Sohn) Deutsche Welle
Angela Merkel   EU   Greek Austerity   Photos   Wikipedia: Greek government-debt crisis countermeasures  
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Malaysia Flight 370: New signal sounds 'just like' one from a plane's beacon
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Oil price flat as supplies offset Ukraine jitters
Oil price flat as supplies offset Ukraine jitters
Oil price flat as supplies offset Ukraine jitters
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Germany: Somali gets 12 years for tanker hijacking
Germany: Somali gets 12 years for tanker hijacking
India Ocean oil slick sample not from MH370
Samples collected from oil slick not from plane
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