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  • US raises pressure on Russia over separatists in Ukraine
    Pro-russia-separatists-diaalnews.com 2014-04-19 06:26:35 UTC
    The US has threatened tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international agreement to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine. The Kremlin responded by accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a "guilty schoolboy"...
  • Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels
    _74315524_021948688 2014-04-18 21:04:00 UTC
    <h3>Ukraine's interim authorities have appealed for national unity and promised to meet some of the demands of pro-Russian protesters in the east of the country.</h3>These include the decentralisation of power and guarantees for the status of the ...
  • Russia's Lavrov announces deal to 'disband illegal armed groups' across Ukraine
    Ukraine172way_wide-67fd3e64370ee7a177000228e7d84765ee8bb811-s6-c30 2014-04-18 06:13:34 UTC
    Lengthy talks between Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU appeared to reach a breakthrough on Thursday evening, late in the first day of emergency negotiations. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters that all four sides had agreed o...
  • MH370 search sub completes first successful scan of Indian Ocean floor
    Bluefin-21-search-for-fli-011 2014-04-18 07:08:30 UTC
    A robotic submarine has completed its first successful scan of the seabed in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but investigators say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. The Bluefin-21's first two mission...
  • Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies aged 87
    Gabriel_garcia_marquez-diaalnews.com 2014-04-18 06:10:50 UTC
    <h3>Colombian Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87. Best-known for his masterpiece 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' he is credited with putting magic realism on the literary map.</h3>Sources close to his fam...
  • South Korea: 'Captain was not at the helm of capsized ferry'
    152151355__639768c 2014-04-18 05:43:04 UTC
    <h3>In his first statement since the accident, Lee said he felt "really sorry for the passengers, victims and their families." "I feel ashamed," the 69-year-old said.</h3>A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry disaster has said the capt...
  • Iran has cut higher-enriched uranium stock 'by half'
    Iran_says_to_produce_more_low-enriched_uranium-diaalnews.com 2014-04-17 11:55:03 UTC
    Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, as per a deal agreed earlier this year, the world's nuclear watchdog says. The International Atomic Energy Agency has been checking Iran's adherence to the deal, struck with si...
  • IRAN: Execution Stopped at Last Minute by Victim's Parents
    Iran-execution-diaalnews.com 2014-04-17 07:13:59 UTC
    <h3>Convict had noose around his neck when victim's mother approached, slapped him in the face and spared his life</h3>When he felt the noose around his neck, Balal must have thought he was about to take his last breath. Minutes earlier, crowds ha...
  • Nato to bolster forces in eastern Europe
    Diaal 2014-04-16 16:33:21 UTC
    Nato has announced it has decided on a series of immediate steps to bolster its forces in eastern European as pro-Russian militia rolled into towns across eastern Ukraine in armoured vehicles. "You will see deployments at sea, in the air, on la...
  • Prosecutor has depicted Pistorius as a man with a disdainful attitude to authority
    Oscar-pistorius-prosecutor_gerrie_nel-diaalnews.com 2014-04-16 08:26:36 UTC
    It has been exhausting just to watch Oscar Pistorius - doubled up on the ropes for hour after hour, heavy arms trying to fend off another clinical combination of lethal jabs and low blows from prosecutor Gerrie Nel.<a href="http://diaalnews.com/al...
  • Ship carrying 459 people sinks off South Korea
    South-korea-diaalnews.com 2014-04-16 19:52:43 UTC
    Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea. The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island ...
  • Putin, declared the Ukrainian moves "anti-constitutional acts"
    Putin-diaalnews.com 2014-04-15 23:57:36 UTC
    Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, declared the Ukrainian moves "anti-constitutional acts" and in a phone call to the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, demanded that the UN condemn them. But the US voiced strong support for the Ukrai...
  • Ukrainian troops clash with armed pro-Russian gunmen
    Ukraine-diaalnews.com 2014-04-16 00:05:45 UTC
    Ukrainian government forces launched their first significant military action in the east of the country on Tuesday, clashing with about 30 pro-Russian gunmen at a provincial airfield and heightening fears that the standoff could escalate into a ma...
  • Washington Post and Guardian share Pulitzer Prize
    Diaalnews 2014-04-14 23:06:02 UTC
    <h3>The Guardian and Washington Post have shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism for a series of stories on US electronic spying.</h3>Their reporting was based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edwa...
  • Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius is using his emotions "as an escape"
    Oscar-diaalnews.com 2014-04-14 17:45:40 UTC
    The prosecutor at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has suggested the South African athlete is using his emotions "as an escape". He broke down in tears four times on Monday and has also vomited in court. "Now you trying to be emotional and i...
  • Ukraine Crisis: Russia isolated in UN Security Council
    Us_ambassador_to_the_un_samantha_power 2014-04-14 05:48:27 UTC
    The United Nations security council held an emergency session on Sunday night to discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine as the war of words between its western allies and Russia continued. Just hours before a deadline by Ukraine for pro-Russi...
  • Assad make clear that he is not willing to stand down
    Diaal 2014-04-14 04:46:20 UTC
    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has claimed the upper hand in what he called a "turning point" in the three-year long civil war. President Assad made the comments in an address at Damascus University, His forces have been steadily recaptur...
  • MH370 was 'flown like fighter jet' in bid to avoid radar
    Mh370-diaalnews.com 2014-04-14 07:37:17 UTC
    Missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 was “thrown around like a fighter jet” in the moments after it lost contact with authorities in a bid to avoid radar, an investigator has said. The plane climbed 10,000ft above its cruising altitude to 45,000ft...
  • Pro-Russian gunmen seize key buildings in eastern Ukraine
    Diaa 2014-04-12 17:13:10 UTC
    Gunmen have seized a police station and other government buildings in Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland amid a tense deadlock in the country's east, where armed pro-Russian protesters have barricaded themselves inside government buildings and...
  • Oil leak taints Lanzhou water supply
    Lanzhou_yellow_river 2014-04-12 07:34:22 UTC
    AN oil pipe leak is being blamed for excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in the tap water of one of China's key northern cities. The official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday a crude oil pipeline run by the state-owned China Nationa...
  • Ukraine leader Yatsenyuk offers powers to troubled east
    Occupied_offices_of_state_security_service_in_luhansk 2014-04-11 16:07:51 UTC
    Ukraine's interim prime minister has offered to devolve more powers to eastern regions, where pro-Russian separatists are defying the government. He is holding talks with regional leaders in Donetsk, where activists demanding self-rule are hold...
  • Prosecutor : "She wasn't scared of an intruder, she was scared of you"
    Oscar_pistorius-trial-diaalnews.com 2014-04-11 15:41:16 UTC
    <h3>Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial that girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp did not scream or shout as he grabbed a gun and fired shots that killed her.</h3>Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has accused the athlete of hiding the truth about the death of Ste...
  • Australian PM 'confident' signals are from black box
    Black-box-finder-diaalnews.com-diaalnews.com 2014-04-11 08:48:54 UTC
    Hopes that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might soon be found rose and then stalled within minutes Friday. The most recent acoustic signal detected by an Australian aircraft Thursday is "unlikely to be related to the aircraft black boxes," Australi...
  • Angela Merkel denied access to her NSA file
    Obama-merkel-diaalnews.com 2014-04-10 21:34:18 UTC
    The US government is refusing to grant Angela Merkel access to her NSA file or answer formal questions from Germany about its surveillance activities, raising the stakes before a crucial visit by the German chancellor to Washington. Merkel will...
  • Oscar Pistorius, selfish, reckless and a liar
    Oscar-pistorius-diaalnews.com 2014-04-10 16:27:49 UTC
    <h3>Oscar Pistorius has faced a second day of intense cross-examination at his trial in which he was accused of being selfish, reckless and a liar.</h3>Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel focused on the athlete's character, enthusiasm for firearms and ver...