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April 18, 2014
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SEOUL: Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters yesterday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of... More ››

April 18, 2014
Boy with toy gun passes by in front of barricades at the police headquarters in Slaviansk

GENEVA: The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in... More ››

April 18, 2014
U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Power speaks to the media after voting on a resolution approving U.N. peacekeepers for Central African Republic, at the U.N. headquarters in New York

NEW YORK: US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power yesterday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to... More ››

April 18, 2014
A family member of a passenger onboard the capsized South Korean ferry Sewol cries while praying during a Buddhist ritual in Jindo

SEOUL: The death toll from a capsized South Korean passenger ferry rose to 25 today as parents of missing... More ››

April 18, 2014
Anti-government protesters cover themselves with shields during riots in Caracas

CARACAS: Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try... More ››

April 18, 2014
A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Ain Tarma

BEIRUT: Syria has submitted a “more specific” list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its... More ››

April 18, 2014
Rousseff attends the inauguration ceremony for the South Pier of the Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport in Brasilia

BRASILIA: Disapproval of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is steadily mounting less than six months away from an election in... More ››

April 17, 2014
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SEOUL: Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry... More ››

April 17, 2014
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SEOUL: National shock at a ferry disaster that may have claimed the lives of hundreds of South Korean schoolchildren... More ››

April 17, 2014
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BEIJING: A passenger train derailment in China that injured 15 people and made national headlines was caused by a... More ››

April 17, 2014
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NEW DELHI: India hosted its biggest day of voting today in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling... More ››

April 17, 2014
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SEOUL: Several people appear to have survived in an air pocket of a capsized South Korean ferry, the father of one... More ››

April 17, 2014
A local resident argues with Ukrainian servicemen in Kramatorsk

GENEVA: Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis today in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold... More ››

April 17, 2014
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China's President Xi Jinping walks next to a honour guard during the welcoming ceremony for Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his... More ››

April 17, 2014
A rebel fighter carries his weapon as he walks along a damaged street in the Mleha suburb of Damascus

BEIRUT: Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on... More ››

April 17, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin

WASHINGTON: When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month, a... More ››

April 17, 2014
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during an event to mark Nawroz, the Persian New Year, in Kabul

ABU DHABI: Iranian hardliners stepped up criticism of Tehran’s negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program yesterday, but negotiators defended... More ››

April 17, 2014
Serena Faizi, 25, one of the provincial candidate elections from Kandahar, sits at a public library in Kandahar province

KANDAHAR (Afghanistan): Framed by her blue shawl, the solemn, bespectacled face of Serena Faizi peers out from an election campaign poster... More ››

April 16, 2014
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TOKYO: Japanese lawmakers yesterday demanded the government redesign its “research” whaling programme to circumvent an international court ruling that... More ››

April 16, 2014
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BOSTON: Police detonated two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last night and arrested a suspect... More ››

April 16, 2014
sewol

SEOUL: South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find up to 293 people missing from... More ››

April 16, 2014
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KRAMATORSK: Ukrainian forces launched a “special operation” yesterday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside... More ››

April 16, 2014
A Scottish Saltire flag and a Union flag of the United Kingdom fly above Standard Life House in Edinburgh, Scotland

LONDON: The battle over Scottish independence is tightening, with a new poll today showing independence supporters gaining ground slightly as... More ››

April 16, 2014
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United Nations peacekeepers stand guard outside the headquarters of former Islamist rebel group High Council for the Unity of Azawad in Kidal

ABIDJAN: United Nations experts have called for the world bodyto stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through Ivory Coast after... More ››

April 16, 2014
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Davies shakes hands with China's special representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu in New York

WASHINGTON: The United States and China have held “productive” talks on North Korea, the US State Department said yesterday, part of stepped up international... More ››

April 16, 2014
A wreckage of a car is seen amid damage at a site in Kaheel village

NEW YORK: Members of the United Nations Security Council yesterday viewed graphic pictures taken in Syria by a former military police photographer... More ››

April 16, 2014
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 LONDON: Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be US anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant... More ››

April 15, 2014
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NEW DELHI: India’s highest court today recognised the existence of a third gender that is neither male nor female,... More ››

April 15, 2014
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BOSTON: One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the northeastern US city today will pay solemn tribute to... More ››

April 15, 2014
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SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung as the country marked the birthday... More ››

April 15, 2014
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SEOUL: South Korean police said today they had arrested a man for apparently allowing his infant son to starve... More ››

April 15, 2014
Pro-Russian armed men stand guard as pro-Russian supporters gather outside the mayor's office in Slaviansk

SLAVIANSK: Pro-Russian separatists yesterday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine and instead seized more buildings as... More ››

April 15, 2014
U.S. Army Private First Class Manning departs the courthouse at Fort Meade, Maryland

NEW YORK: A US Army general has denied clemency for Chelsea Manning and upheld the former soldier’s 35-year prison... More ››

April 15, 2014
Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical Islamist cleric facing U.S. terrorism charges, stands with his legal team in Manhattan federal court in New York

NEW YORK: Eight men and four women will decide the fate of Egyptian-born radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri... More ››

April 15, 2014
Residents whose home was damaged by major fire stand amidst damage in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO: Devastated Chileans surveyed damage to their homes in Valparaiso yesterday as a massive fire that burned poor neighbourhoods of the... More ››

April 15, 2014
A view of a part of Maloula village, northeast of Damascus

MAALOULA: Syrian soldiers backed by Hezbollah fighters recaptured the town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, yesterday, military sources and state... More ››

April 15, 2014
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ISTANBUL: Turkey urged executives from Twitter to open an office and start paying Turkish tax on Monday in the first direct... More ››

April 14, 2014
Pro-Russian armed men stand guard while pro-Russian protesters gather near the police headquarters in Slaviansk

KIEV: Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” by its armed... More ››

April 14, 2014
Naval Aircrewman Shinn looks out of a P-8A Poseidon during a search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean

SYDNEY: Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are weighing when to deploy an... More ››

April 14, 2014
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets with professors and students of political science college in Damascus, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA

BEIRUT: President Bashar al-Assad said yesterday that Syria’s three-year conflict was at a “turning point” due to his forces’... More ››

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