The confirmed death toll from South Korea’s ferry disaster passed 100 as divers, under growing pressure from bereaved relatives, speeded up the grim task of recovering scores more bodies from the submerged ship. Improved weather and calm seas spurred their efforts, but underwater visibility was still very poor, requiring divers ... Read More »
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The confirmed death toll from South Korea’s ferry disaster passed 100 as divers, under growing press...
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has denied an allegation he received acting coaching ahead of...
A US marshal shot and killed a defendant in a new federal courthouse after the man rushed the witnes...
The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, has recently faced a problem. When the leader of the co...
US Vice President Joe Biden has warned Russia “it’s time to stop talking and start actin...
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has denied an allegation he received acting coaching ahead of his trial for the murder of girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp. The accusation came in an open letter by columnist Jani Allan. “I have it from a reliable source that you are taking acting lessons for your ... Read More »
A US marshal shot and killed a defendant in a new federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City. Defendant Siale Angilau, 25, was shot several times in front of a jury that had been selected on Friday. He ... Read More »
The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, has recently faced a problem. When the leader of the country was asked to fill-in property details form, he had nothing to mention in it. The Chief Secretary confirmed that his 75-year-old boss possesses neither a house nor the land. Koirala did not ... Read More »
US Vice President Joe Biden has warned Russia “it’s time to stop talking and start acting” to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt. Standing alongside acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy ... Read More »
The United Nations is condemning what it calls the “targeted killings” and wounding of hundreds of civilians based on their ethnic origins in the contested town of Bentiu. The UN’s mission in South Sudan said on Monday hundreds of civilians were reportedly killed or wounded after rebel forces took control ... Read More »
A boy stowed in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 on a flight from California to Hawaii has miraculously survived unharmed despite freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen. FBI officials said staff at Maui’s Kahului Airport noticed the boy on the tarmac after the Hawaiian Airlines plane landed ... Read More »
A measure of the US economy’s health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy’s pace to slow. The Conference Board said on Monday that its index of leading indicators increased 0.8 per cent in March after a ... Read More »
The Queen’s 88th birthday has been marked with traditional gun salutes. The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired the 41-gun royal salute from Green Park in central London at midday, using six 13-pounder First World War guns drawn by 71 horses. An hour later the Honourable Artillery Company fired a ... Read More »
British Prime Minister David Cameron has been blasted by 55 top public figures for saying in his Easter message that Britain is still a “Christian country”. They have accused him of sowing sectarianism and division and feel he is trying to build relations with the Church. The 55 include writers ... Read More »
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced an Islamist leader on trial for murder alongside deposed president Mohamed Morsi to a year in jail for insulting a prosecutor, judicial sources said. Top Muslim Brotherhood member Mohammed al-Beltagui and Morsi were both in court Saturday accused of inciting the killing of opposition ... Read More »
The head of one China’s major state-owned firms, conglomerate China Resources, Song Lin has been sacked for suspected law violations, state media reported using terms which typically refer to corruption. Chinese President Xi Jinping has pursued a highly-publicised anti-graft drive since taking office, vowing to go after both senior “tigers” ... Read More »
A seven-year-old boy is being treated for serious burns after he was set on fire in a residential street, United Kingdom. The schoolboy, who has not yet been named, was playing with friends on the street when the tragedy took place. Emergency crews were called to the scene shortly before ... Read More »
Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki announced on Friday his decision to voluntarily take a two-thirds pay cut as the government grapples with a financial situation it has described as “critical.” “We are facing a financial and economic crisis. The state must be a model… That is why I have decided to ... Read More »
Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. But US President Barack Obama has cautioned it’s uncertain if Moscow will stand by the agreement. Reached after seven hours of negotiation, the agreement laid ... Read More »
A newly discovered rocky planet may be the most Earth-like yet found in another solar system, scientists believe. Kepler-186f is almost exactly the same size as the Earth and occupies its parent star’s “habitable zone” where temperatures are mild enough to allow liquid surface water. If the planet has lakes ... Read More »
An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper has reported. The dramatic climax followed a rare public campaign to save the life of Balal, who when he was ... Read More »
Following the frequency of attacks in Nigeria in the past few days, the United States Department of States has warned American citizens living in Nigeria over possible attacks that might be carried out by extremists in the Northern parts of the country during the Easter celebration that will begin tomorrow ... Read More »
NATO is to deploy more air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe, as pro-Russian militants are accused of taking two Ukrainian soldiers “hostage”. The incident allegedly occurred in the separatist eastern region of Lugansk. The ministry said an officer and a soldier were seized by “extremists” and taken to ... Read More »
South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island. National disaster agency officials said 174 people had been rescued, leaving 284 “unaccounted for”. ... Read More »