Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels
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 ...
Japan will keep hunting whales - Bluff on the “scientific research"
2014-04-18 20:59:22 UTC
TOKYO — In a move likely to bring renewed international criticism, Japan said Friday that it would resume its controversial research whaling in the Southern Ocean next year under a redesigned program that would address objections raised by an inte...
South Korea: 'Captain was not at the helm of capsized ferry'
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...
Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine
2014-04-17 10:25:35 UTC
<h3>Breaking News:</h3>MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine.
Putin said in a televised call-in session Thursday that he hopes that the Ukrainian crisis could be solved by political...
Ship carrying 459 people sinks off South Korea
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 ...
Ukrainian troops clash with armed pro-Russian gunmen
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...
'Blood moon' sweeping across the night sky
2014-04-15 18:03:50 UTC
Los Angeles - Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the "blood moon" crossing the Earth's shadow Tuesday in all its splendor.
The moon took on a reddish hue as it appeared in different phases between 2 and 4:30 a.m. ET.
In North and South America, wher...
Washington Post and Guardian share Pulitzer Prize
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...
Ukraine Crisis: Russia isolated in UN Security Council
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...
'Casualties' in Ukraine gun battles - Anti-terrorist operation
2014-04-13 17:26:57 UTC
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov calls Ukraine's foreign minister, urges Ukraine's government to avoid use of force.<h3>'Casualties' in Ukraine gun battles - Official says 'anti-terrorist operation has started'</h3>Ukraine's president says a full-s...
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov warns Ukraine's government to avoid using force against pro-Russia protesters - 'Casualties' in Ukraine gun battles
2014-04-13 15:16:35 UTC
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov calls Ukraine's foreign minister, urges Ukraine's government to avoid use of force when dealing with protesters after Ukraine's interior minister announces start of 'anti-terrorist operation' in Slavyansk, eastern U...
MH370: black box signal 'rapidly fading'
2014-04-12 05:53:07 UTC
NO new acoustic signals have been detected in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears ...
Senate torture report: CIA and White House under pressure
2014-04-11 17:37:42 UTC
Senate committee found CIA interrogations and detentions to be 'brutal' and urges administration to release report as quickly as possible. A leak of the major findings of a landmark Senate inquiry into the CIA’s post-9/11 torture of terrorism deta...
Australian PM 'confident' signals are from black box
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...
Oscar Pistorius, selfish, reckless and a liar
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...
Focusing on a narrowed search area in the hunt for MH370
2014-04-10 06:27:27 UTC
Thursday's search was set to involve up to 14 aircraft and 13 ships, the agency co-ordinating the search announced.
They will search 57,923 sq km (22 364 sq miles) - the smallest designated search area in the hunt to date.
On Wednesday, the ...
MH370: Plane will be found soon - Australian official
2014-04-09 05:59:45 UTC
Search crews hope to use the electronic signals to pin point the location of the plane's wreckage.
The search area for the missing Malaysia airlines flight MH370 has been drastically reduced after two further detections of pings consistent with t...
MH370: New signal sounds the "most promising" lead so far
2014-04-08 03:39:41 UTC
An Australian navy ship towing U.S. equipment has detected underwater pulses, a top search official says the pings are the "most promising" lead so far in the hunt for Flight MH370.
Investigators hope the signals could be locator beacons from the...
Pro-Russia activists proclaim independent republic in Donetsk
2014-04-07 15:48:51 UTC
Pro-Russian activists occupying a government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have proclaimed the creation of a sovereign "people's republic" independent of the capital, Kiev.
The announcement, which was posted on YouTube, was ...
MH370: Australia urged caution after Chinese ship detects pulse
2014-04-06 04:39:24 UTC
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says searchers are "hopeful but by no means certain" that a pulse signal detected by a Chinese ship in the Indian Ocean is related to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.<a href="http://diaalnews.com/news/14947"><h3>L...
Middle East peace talks are close to collapse
2014-04-05 04:19:41 UTC
Kerry said there was a limit to Washington's commitment to efforts to broker a peace if the two sides themselves were not willing to move forward.
The Secretary of State declared late on Friday it was "reality check time" as to whether an agreeme...
US senators back release of CIA abuse details
2014-04-05 09:50:38 UTC
After years of inquiry, $40m in expenses and an unprecedented clash with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Senate intelligence committee voted on Thursday to declassify portions of a study into the agency's use of torture on detainees suspected...
Israel cancels Palestinian prisoner release
2014-04-03 16:44:09 UTC
Israel has cancelled the release of a fourth group of Palestinian prisoners over the Palestinian leadership's pursuit of further UN recognition.
Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said Palestinian actions violated the terms for the release, w...
Fort Hood killings: US Army probes soldier's mental health
2014-04-03 16:47:39 UTC
The US Army is investigating whether psychological trauma was the reason a soldier carried out a deadly shooting spree at a Texas military base.
The man has not been named by the army but US media have identified him as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez.
US Supreme Court strikes down overall donor limits
2014-04-02 16:42:41 UTC
The US Supreme Court has struck down overall political campaign contribution limits for individual donors.
The court ruled 5-4 that individuals could give to candidates, parties and political groups without observing an overall cap of $123,200....