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Biden: Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

Biden: Russia must ‘stop talking and start acting’

Yatsenyuk was harsher in his characterization of Russia. "No country should be able to behave like an armed bandit," he said. "Russia should stick to its international commitments and obligations. They should not behave as gangsters in the modern century."

Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll tops 100

Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll tops 100

"Bring back my daughter!" the woman cried, calling out her child's name in agony. A man rushed over, lifted her on his back and carried her away.

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

From the beginning, the story has bubbled with enough drama to rival a good Hollywood whodunit. And even though it unfolded on the other side of the world with only three Americans on board, many were sucked in anyway.

John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

John Paul’s legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

John Paul and his top advisers failed to grasp the severity of the abuse problem until very late in his 26-year papacy, even though U.S. bishops had been petitioning the Holy See since the late-1980s for a faster way to defrock pedophile priests.

Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

"This is a reasonable agreement but everyone should vacate the buildings and that includes (Arseniy) Yatsenyuk and (Oleksandr) Turchynov," he said referring to the acting Ukrainian prime minister and president.

Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Doomed ferry’s sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

"I want to jump into the water with them," said Park Geum-san, 59, the great-aunt of a missing student, Park Ye-ji. "My loved one is under the water and it's raining. Anger is not enough."

Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

The unmanned sub's first two missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, but the Bluefin 21 finally managed to complete a full 16-hour scan of the silt-covered seabed far off Australia's west coast, the search coordination center said.

Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

Roger Dixon was called by the defense to give evidence to support Pistorius' story that he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by accident thinking she was an intruder behind the toilet door in his home and about to attack him.

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

There were 475 people aboard, including 325 students on a school trip to the tourist island of Jeju in the south of the country. The ferry had traveled overnight from Incheon on the northwestern coast of South Korea and was three hours short of its destination when it began to list. The cause is not yet known.

Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

Putin expressed hope for a political and diplomatic solution of the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, saying he hopes that he won't have to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine, which has been engulfed by violent protests against the new authorities in Kiev.