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JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- The captain of the ferry that sunk near South Korea Wednesday is in custody as divers continue to search for survivors.Captain Lee Joon-Seok was arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people
ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images(KARACHI, Pakistan) -- For the second time, Pakistani militants have targeted a prominent journalist critical of the Taliban.Hamid Mir-- a top-rated Pakistani talk show host and outspoken critic of the Taliban-- was shot severa
Halil Fidan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(SANLIURFA, Turkey) -- Four French journalists are free after being held captive in Syria for 10 months.The journalists had gone missing in two separate incidents last June, and now President Francois Hollande says i
iStock/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Ukraine suspended the "active stage" of its "anti-terrorist operation" in the eastern part of its country Saturday, citing the Easter holidays and Geneva Agreement as the reason, according to its Ministry of Defense.L
Shannon Jensen/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- The United States Navy is assisting in search and rescue efforts related to the sunken South Korean ferry, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki announced Friday. The Seventh Fleet will aid in the missi
Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A former U.S. Marine accused by Iran of being a CIA spy pleaded his case to the Iranian leadership in a letter written from detention, a few days after he was sentenced in a secret court to 10 years in prison.Arizona
iStock/Thinkstock(JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia) -- Construction for the world’s tallest skyscraper is set to start next week in Saudi Arabia, according to local media.The Kingdom tower will measure 3,280 feet when completed, which stretches 568 feet taller
iStock/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) -- A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Friday morning, sending people streaming out of high-rise buildings and into the streets for safety.The earthquake was felt strongly in the resort city of Acapulco where
SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- They might need a bigger operating table. An Indonesian vet removed gun pellet shrapnel from a 14-year-old male orangutan reportedly rescued in Sumatra this week after it was shot by poachers. Indonesia’s
YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a pioneering author who popularized the genre "magical realism" through such novels as 100 Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, has died. He was 87. The Nobel Prize winner,
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Divers entered the doomed Sewol ferry in waters off South Korea’s coast Friday, hoping to find additional survivors as prosecutors seek an arrest warrant for the ship’s captain and two crew me
Vividus/Thinkstock(KATMANDU, Nepal) -- At least 12 Sherpa guides were killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest Friday morning, the BBC reports. The incident is being billed as the deadliest day ever on the world's highest mountain.According to the B
Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Earth, welcome to your sort of doppelganger.Kepler-186f is the latest discovery to excite astronomers since it seems to have the same characteristics of our world. And it's only 500 light years away with each light y
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The reports circulated like wildfire: fliers surfacing in the eastern Ukrainian town of Donetsk ordering Jews there to register with the local government or face deportation.U.S. officials quickly condemned the leaflets, w
 
 
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