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Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

April 23, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the... more »»

 
 
 
Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

April 23, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of th... more »»

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

April 23, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced... more »»

SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

April 23, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 146, though a government... more »»

Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

April 23, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. more »»

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

April 23, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. more »»

Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll reaches 135

April 23, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster rose to 135 Wednesday, but there were many more bodies left to be retrieved as divers swam through tight,... more »»

Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll reaches 130

April 23, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begi. more »»

Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

April 22, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the... more »»

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

April 22, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia... more »»

Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

April 22, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. more »»

Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

April 22, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked b... more »»

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

April 22, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. more »»

Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

April 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. more »»

Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

April 22, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and killed 10 guards, a senior police officia... more »»

Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

April 22, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire... more »»

US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

April 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S. official said Tuesday. more »»

Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll tops 100

April 22, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begi. more »»

Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

April 22, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U. more »»

Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

April 22, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerou. more »»

 
 

 

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