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Captain of capsized South Korean ferry arrested - Yonhap


SEOUL - The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized, leaving 29 people dead and 274 others missing, was arrested on Saturday, the country's Yonhap news agency said.

1:49am IST

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm


SLAVIANSK/DONETSK Ukraine - Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

18 Apr 2014

Bomb blast kills 14 at mosque in Syria's Homs - state TV

BEIRUT - A bomb went off in front of a mosque and killed 14 people in Homs, Syrian state television said on Friday, with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad looking close to wresting the symbolic central city back from rebels.

World, Syria 18 Apr 2014

Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide


MOKPO/JINDO South Korea - The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 274 missing alive.

World, Top News 18 Apr 2014

Pakistani police arrest 6 suspected militant assassins

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police said on Friday they have arrested six men suspected of being behind a string of high-profile killings and assassination attempts linked to a banned sectarian group.

Top News, World, South Asia 18 Apr 2014

Mega salaries are evil, papal preacher tells Good Friday service


VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's official preacher, at a Good Friday service attended by Pope Francis, said huge salaries and the world financial crisis were modern evils caused by the "cursed hunger for gold".

Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in C.African Republic town


BODA Central African Republic - In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and a bustling market in the diamond-mining town in western Central African Republic.

18 Apr 2014

Avalanche kills 12 guides in deadliest incident on Mount Everest


KATHMANDU - An avalanche sweeping down Mount Everest killed 12 Nepali guides on Friday at the start of the main climbing season, the tourism ministry said, in what may be the deadliest single incident on the world's highest peak.

World, Top News, South Asia 1:06am IST

Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings


MEXICO CITY - A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, although there were no early reports of major damage.

18 Apr 2014

SpaceX rocket lifts off for space station cargo run

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Friday to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station for NASA.

1:45am IST