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Children's corpses in Korean ferry reveal desperate attempts to escape

A family member of missing passengers, who were on South Korean ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo, looks at the list of fatalities at a port in JindoBy Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick Macfie;

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:09:41 -0400
One dead as violent protests erupt in Rio

A Brazilian Police Special Forces member aims at a man walking past with his hands up during a violent protest in a favela near Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 22, 2014One person was shot dead as violent protests erupted Tuesday near Rio's famed Copacabana beach after a dancer was killed allegedly by police, less than two months before the World Cup in Brazil. After waves of street protests last year over poor living conditions, the latest unrest was yet another embarrassment for Brazil as the Latin American giant prepares to stage the World Cup in June and the Summer Olympics in 2016.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:09:25 -0400
Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

LONDON (AP) Former British leader Tony Blair says the West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:06:59 -0400
Pro-Kiev activists drowned out by separatists in Ukraine's east

By Gabriela Baczynska DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - When a group of pro-Kiev activists decided to hold a rally in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, they found that no shops stocked ribbons in blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Instead, they had to use social media to appeal to supporters in other parts of Ukraine to send the ribbons to their improvised headquarters, in a cellar near Donetsk's Lenin Square. "I speak Russian and grew up in a region that, compared to other parts of Ukraine, may seem less patriotic. But I know that the flag of my country is in yellow and blue and I have no other flags, or nostalgia for other symbols." Since pro-Russian activists and gunmen in unmarked uniforms took over about a dozen public buildings around Ukraine's eastern Donbass region this month, they have grabbed international attention and dominated the debate in the east about Ukraine's future.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:06:31 -0400
More powerful sonar likely next step in jet search

In this map provided on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia's defense minister said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLYCANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring in more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Ocean.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:04:59 -0400
Government finances improved across Europe in 2013

BRUSSELS (AP) Official figures show that governments across the 28-country European Union recorded lower budget deficits in 2013 amid lower spending and an economic recovery that shored up revenues.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:04:41 -0400
Grim S. Korea ferry disaster search enters second week

A woman bows as she visits a newly opened memorial altar for the victims of the sunken South Korean ferry "Sewol" at the Ansan Olympic memorial hall on April 23, 2014Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - The search for scores of passengers still missing from South Korea's ferry disaster entered a second week Wednesday, to the deepening distress of their grieving, angry and frustrated families. The city is home to the Danwon High School which had 352 students and a dozen teachers on the Sewol when it capsized.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:04:34 -0400
Ukraine rebels brace for new assault as US troops head to region

Masked pro-Russia activists wait to prevent planned campaigning visit of presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on April 22, 2014Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine braced Wednesday for a renewed military offensive by Kiev as US troops headed to region in a show of force after Washington again warned Moscow over the escalating crisis. The United States said it plans to deploy 600 troops to Poland and the Baltic states to "reassure our allies and partners" after threatening Russia with more sanctions. Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov late Tuesday ordered a new "anti-terrorist" operation against separatists holding a string of eastern towns after the discovery of two "brutally tortured" bodies.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:01:28 -0400
UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

Lebanese citizens who fled their houses from the Lebanese-Syrian border village of Tfail, sit on a pickup as they pass next of Lebanese soldiers on their way back home, in the Ras al-Haref mountains which link to Tfail village, eastern Lebanon, Tuesday April 22, 2014. A Lebanese convoy of soldiers, clerics and Red Cross officials delivered aid Tuesday to a remote village near the Syrian border that was bombed by Syrian government aircraft and blocked by Lebanese militants fighting alongside President Bashar Assads forces in the civil war next door. Hezbollah fighters have been patrolling the area on the Lebanese side and fighting has flared up inside Syria, cutting Tfails residents off from all sides for months. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)GENEVA (AP) The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:59:33 -0400
US trade rep presses Japan to take 'elevated view' in trade talks

The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in trade talks on Wednesday, shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state visit. "This a moment for Japan to take an elevated view and to choose a bold path of economic renewal, revitalization and regional leadership," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters after negotiating with Economy Minister Akira Amari ahead of Obama's evening arrival. The bilateral talks - focusing on Japan's agricultural market and both countries' car markets - are key to reaching a multilateral Pacific trade pact. "Its economic and strategic importance is clear." Obama is having dinner with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday and will hold a summit meeting on Thursday focusing on security issues as well as trade.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:59:19 -0400
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