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  • Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll tops 100

    Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll tops 100

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:34:15 GMT

    For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begin.

     

    For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begin.

     
  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:48:05 GMT

    Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

     

    Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.


     
  • US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:13:17 GMT
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday. 
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday. 
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:13:01 GMT
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. 
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist.  
  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:52:51 GMT
    The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300. 
    The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300. 
  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:49:02 GMT
    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. 
    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. 
  • 4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:19:33 GMT
    Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war. 
    Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war. 
  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:11:51 GMT
    The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. 
    The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. 
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:46:47 GMT
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. 
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. 
  • At least 12 Everest guides killed, four missing in avalanche

    At least 12 Everest guides killed, four missing in avalanche

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:59:07 GMT
    The world's highest mountain has seen its deadliest-ever disaster today. 
    The world's highest mountain has seen its deadliest-ever disaster today. 
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:37:30 GMT
    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin 
     
    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.
     
  • Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:50:48 GMT
    There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday. 
    There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday. 
  • LeBron still No. 1 with NBA's most-popular jersey

    LeBron still No. 1 with NBA's most-popular jersey

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:38:01 GMT
    LeBron James' jersey remains the most popular in the NBA. 
    LeBron James' jersey remains the most popular in the NBA. 
  • 3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

    3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:58:12 GMT
    The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine.
     
    The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held in Geneva and Vladimir Putin weighed in on his neighbor's future for hours from Moscow. 
  • Rescue & recovery efforts in South Korean waters

    Rescue & recovery efforts in South Korean waters

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:32:38 GMT
    Hundreds of family members are hoping to find out the fate of missing loved ones lost at sea after a ferry went down off the coast of South Korea 
    Hundreds of family members are hoping to find out the fate of missing loved ones lost at sea after a ferry went down off the coast of South Korea. Rescue and recovery crews are battling frigid waters and difficult conditions, trying to find those missing. Now aiding in the recovering efforts is the USS Bonhomme Richard, which was once docked in San Diego. 
  • Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

    Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:30:41 GMT
    Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. 
    Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. 
  • Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

    Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:35:10 GMT
    Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking.
     
    Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he hadn't known at the time that the practice was illegal. 
  • Police: Blast in Nigerian capital kills 71

    Police: Blast in Nigerian capital kills 71

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:57:14 GMT
    Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124. 
    Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124. 
  • 11 dead as fire hits Chile's historic Valparaiso

    11 dead as fire hits Chile's historic Valparaiso

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:38:03 GMT
    A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city throughout the night and day on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and destroying at least 1,000 homes. 
     
    A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city throughout the night and day on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and destroying at least 1,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.
     
  • Missing plane's black box batteries may have died

    Missing plane's black box batteries may have died

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:35:31 GMT
    Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, meaning the batteries in the plane's all-important black boxes may finally have died. 
    Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, meaning the batteries in the plane's all-important black boxes may finally have died. 
  • With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt

    With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-04-13 01:12:34 GMT
    A day after expressing optimism about the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet, Australia's leader warned Saturday that the massive search would likely continue "for a long time." 
    A day after expressing optimism about the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet, Australia's leader warned Saturday that the massive search would likely continue "for a long time." 
  • Australia PM confident that sounds are from Flight 370

    Australia PM confident that sounds are from Flight 370

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-12 02:42:48 GMT
    Australia's prime minister says officials have narrowed the search zone for the missing Malaysian jetliner. 
    Australia's prime minister says officials have narrowed the search zone for the missing Malaysian jetliner. And he says they are "very confident" that the underwater signals they have heard are from the plane's black box recorders. 
  • Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn't add up

    Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn't add up

    Friday, April 11 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-04-11 18:58:58 GMT
    The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events on the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go  
    The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events on the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go completely against how people would react in the situation the double-amputee Olympian has described. 
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:48 GMT
    Twenty-one European cities from Cardiff, Wales, to Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, are finalists in a lucrative innovation contest devised by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 
    Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to... 
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:41 GMT
    Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane. 
    Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane. 
  • Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

    Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:37 GMT
    Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive. 
    Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been since early Tuesday. 
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