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Malaysia Airlines MH370 search 'likely to take a year'

Authorities to meet in Australia to discuss future of MH370 search but say the new underwater phase will take at least eight months<p>Authorities say the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is likely to take a year but the plane will be found "sooner or later".<p>Malaysian, Australian and …

South Korea train rams into back of another one; more than 100 injured

A train rammed into the back of another one in Seoul on Friday, leaving 117 people injured, South Korean officials said.<p>One train was at the station when the second one drove into the back of it, according to the National Emergency Management Agency:<p>The injured were taken to 10 local hospitals.

Ukraine minister: Russia planning invasion

Ukraine's foreign minister has accused Russian troops of infiltrating and destabilising the east of the country, saying Moscow plans to invade and annex other regions.<p>In an interview with Al Jazeera, Andrii Deshchytsia said that Russian "special troops" and intelligence officers were blackmailing …

Malaysia Report on MH370 Urges Study Into Real-Time Jet Tracking

Recordings of conversations between the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's pilots and air traffic controllers were released for the first time Thursday as authorities urged an international aviation body to consider real-time tracking of commercial jets.<p>Not a single trace of debris from MH370 has been …

Moscow May Day parade lauds Putin as rebels seize more Ukraine buildings | Reuters

MOSCOW/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia staged a huge May Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square for the first time since the Soviet era on Thursday, with workers holding banners proclaiming support for President Vladimir Putin after the seizure of territory from neighboring Ukraine.<p>Thousands of …

FCC chief Tom Wheeler defends his support for new net neutrality rules

Federal Communications CommissionChairman Tom Wheeler strongly defended his support for a new set of rules overseeing high-speed Internet access that critics fear would give preferential treatment to big companies and wealthy consumers.<p>Wheeler's proposal is intended to pave the way for Internet …

Web Performance Monitoring Startup Catchpoint To Expand In China And Russia

Catchpoint Systems, a web and infrastructure performance monitoring company, has expanded its monitoring locations to 206 backbone nodes, and plans to add more to Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.<p>Backbone nodes are machines that monitor data quality on devices, as well as browsers, web …

Nigerians demand government do more to bring home kidnapped girls

Nigerians took to the streets Thursday to demand the government do more to rescue scores of girls abducted by militants more than two weeks ago.<p>Militants seized about 230 girls in the dead of the night at a high school in the nation's far northeast, a hotbed for Islamist group Boko Haram.<p>Armed men …

Two Killed, More Than 150 Injured in Florida Jail Explosion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two inmates were killed and more than 150 people injured after an apparent gas explosion rocked the …

South Korean PM apologies to families of those missing in ferry disaster

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong won has been visiting the families of the passengers still missing after a fatal ferry sinking.<p>More than 90 people remain unaccounted for.<p>The Sewol capsized two weeks ago en route from Incheon to Jeju killing as many as 300 people.<p>Prime Minster won, who …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Takes Leave of Absence as Photo Emerges

Toronto's crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford announced Wednesday he is taking a leave of absence to enter rehab after a new photo emerged showing the troubled politician with a copper pipe.<p>The image was a taken from a video that shows Ford smoking, inhaling and "frantically shaking his right hand," …

Report cites air traffic controller confusion in tracking missing Flight MH370

Malaysian authorities on Thursday released a report on the investigation into the disappearance of Flight 370, which revealed that air traffic controllers did not realize that the plane was missing until 17 minutes after it vanished from radar.<p>The release of the report came as Malaysia Airlines …

Oklahoma prison botches inmate execution

A US prison has botched the execution of one death row inmate, delaying the execution of a second prisoner at the same facility.<p>Clayton Lockett, who along with fellow prisoner Charles Warner mounted a legal challenge regarding the cocktail of medicines to be used to kill them, died of a heart …

Airstrike on Syrian school kills 19, activists say

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian fighter jet struck a school with a missile in the northern city of Aleppo Wednesday as teachers and students were preparing an …

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Rains too much even for weather-toughened Gulf Coast

From building-crushing hurricanes to killer sinkholes, Gulf Coast residents have seen a lot. But even these battle-tested veterans of the weather wars are marveling at torrential rains that washed out bridges and roads, sent chest-high water into homes and forced major military bases to shut down …

White House on defense over new Benghazi emails, claims controversial ‘prep call’ not about attack

The White House found itself on defense Wednesday following the release of emails tying a top aide to former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice's controversial Sunday show statements after the Benghazi terror attack.<p>During those interviews, Rice erroneously blamed the attack on protests over an anti-Islam …

Governor calls for review after botched execution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin named a member of her Cabinet on Wednesday to lead a review of how the state conducts executions after …

Nigerian Government Under Fire as Families Fear Kidnapped Girls Sold into Marriage

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Frustrated Nigerian citizens will march today through the capital city of Abuja, demanding the …

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U.S. Gulf Coast hit by flooding after 24 hours non-stop rain | Reuters

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - The worst floods in decades deluged roads and engulfed homes and cars in Florida’s Panhandle and coastal Alabama on Wednesday, the latest mayhem created by a tornado-packing storm system that has killed at least 34 people this week.<p>Charles Davidson helps his …

Kiev: Forces helpless to restore order in east

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president conceded Wednesday that his police and security forces were "helpless" to stifle unrest in the …

SCOTUS upholds EPA pollution rule

The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration yet another major win for its environmental agenda on Tuesday, upholding an EPA rule aimed at preventing some states from polluting their downwind neighbors with harmful emissions from sources like coal-burning power plants.<p>The 6-2 decision …

Ukraine crisis: Kiev powerless as east slips out of its control

Ukraine's beleaguered government appears to have lost control of law and order in the east of the country as pro-Russian separatists seized control of state buildings in Horlivka, almost unopposed by police.<p>The town of almost 300,000 people sits just north of Donetsk, where mainly Russian-speaking …

Obama Administration Accused Of Slow Walking Congress On Benghazi

An important email on Benghazi that showed the White House's role in the election season spin about the attack was only made available to a key …

Syria misses self-imposed deadline for destroying chemical arms | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria appeared to have missed a self-imposed deadline to get rid of all its chemical weapons by April 27, as the United Nations announced that more than 92 percent of the arsenal had been shipped out of the country or destroyed.<p>A general view shows a cement factory that activists …