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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.

3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

A constellation of events left the nation of 46 million no closer to solving its essential challenge: the confrontation pitting Ukraine's new government in Kiev against a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions that is being tacitly supported by Moscow.

US working on non-lethal aid package for Ukraine

"We ought to at least, for God's sake, give them some light weapons with which to defend themselves," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said over the weekend.

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

"For an expert you are evasive," Nel said, prompting the judge at one point to tell the energetic prosecutor to "restrain" himself.

Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus

Malaysia's health ministry said the Muslim man returned to Malaysia on March 29 and developed a high fever and cough and had difficulty breathing more than a week later.