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Fake ferry texts add to anguish

3 hours 2 min ago
Disgust, anger and shock greeted statements from South Korean authorities that texts from survivors trapped inside the stricken ferry were fake.
Categories: International News

MH370: Underwater drone scans ocean floor 5th time

3 hours 5 min ago
An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for answers.
Categories: International News

Families: Nigeria lies about freed abductees

3 hours 6 min ago
Families of girls kidnapped from school by suspected Boko Haram militants are accusing the Nigerian military of lying. Despite the military's claims that nearly all the girls are now free, nearly all of them are still being held, the families said Thursday.
Categories: International News

First test of Ukraine-Russia deal

3 hours 47 min ago
Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the West may have agreed to steps to easing the crisis in Ukraine -- but Friday will be the first test of whether those words will translate into action.
Categories: International News

Jihadist social media: Why the U.S. government is 'trolling' terrorists

7 hours 47 min ago
"We don't negotiate with terrorists," has long been the U.S. government's standard position when it comes to violent extremists. So why has it started bickering with them on Twitter?
Categories: International News

5 Calgary students killed

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:35pm
Five University of Calgary students were stabbed to death Tuesday morning in what the city's police chief called "the worst mass murder in Calgary's history."
Categories: International News

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:27pm
Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said.
Categories: International News

Pope washes feet of disabled as part of Easter celebrations

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:42pm
The washing of feet was a radical act in Jesus' time. It is no less radical in the modern era, with Pope Francis' decision to break with the long-standing papal tradition of washing only priests' feet, to include women and non-Christians in the symbolic ceremony.
Categories: International News

Inside ebola isolation ward

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:42pm
An outbreak of the Ebola virus has spread to Conakry, Guinea -- a city of more than 2 million. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Categories: International News

Pakistan Taliban: Ceasefire over

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:41pm
The Pakistan Taliban said Wednesday they will not extend a cease-fire with the Pakistani government, six days after a weekslong pause in hostilities officially ended.
Categories: International News

Mother slaps, then forgives son's murderer

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:16pm
An Iranian mother slaps and then forgives her 17-year old son's murderer in dramatic scenes at the gallows.
Categories: International News

Russia: Disarm illegal forces in Ukraine

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:47pm
Diplomats have agreed that 'all illegal military formations' in Ukraine must be disarmed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday after emergency talks in Switzerland.
Categories: International News

Potential air pockets offer hope for ferry survivors

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:35pm
As almost 300 ferry passengers -- many of whom are high school students -- remain missing amid a massive rescue operation in the Yellow Sea off Korea's southwest coast, the wait on land remains agonizing.
Categories: International News

Witness contradicts Pistorius

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:54am
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel went on the attack again Thursday, trying to discredit a defense witness for Oscar Pistorius on the last day of testimony before the court takes a two-and-a-half week break.
Categories: International News

Snowden questions Putin on TV

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:54am
Edward Snowden asked Vladimir Putin on Russian television about Moscow's surveillance practices.
Categories: International News

Saudi veteran intelligence chief calls it quits

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:46am
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the man behind the kingdom's committed policy to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has stepped down from his intelligence post, according to the country's official news agency.
Categories: International News

Possible survivors inside ferry

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:09am
Some passengers purportedly sent text messages from aboard a sinking ferry in South Korea.
Categories: International News

Kayaker spots rare oarfish

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:38am
Tourists got an up-close look at a rare oarfish when it swam in shallow waters along a Mexican coastline.
Categories: International News

When GIFs are high art

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:38am
When you think of GIFs, those never-ending sequences of looping motion, you're more likely to associate them with lightly humorous viral content than a respectable art form.
Categories: International News

Snowden asks Putin about surveillance on Russian TV

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:38am
Months after accepting asylum in Russia, U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin some questions about Russia's own surveillance practices during Putin's call-in program on state television Thursday.
Categories: International News
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