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South Korean shipwreck survivors: Passengers told 'don't move' as ship sank

Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water.<p>"Don't move," a voice warned, according to a recording obtained by CNN affiliate YTN. "If …

Putin completes Crimea's annexation, Russia investors take fright

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia’s annexation of Crimea on Friday as investors took fright at a U.S. decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle of money men and security officials.<p>Putin promised to protect a bank partly owned by an old ally, …

U.S. Spy Satellites Detected No Explosion as Flight 370 Vanished

U.S. spy satellites did not detect a midair explosion at the time that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 lost contact with air traffic controllers or in the hours immediately afterward, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News on Wednesday.<p>“That’s one thing that is particularly vexing,” said one.<p>…

Putin offers Ukraine olive branches delivered by Russian tanks

Vladimir Putin sought on Tuesday to squeeze out maximum political leverage from his Crimean adventure by pointing the way to an escape route from conflict, while stressing that Moscow's military power, so dramatically unleashed, remained a constant option if Russian interests were threatened.<p>As for …

Venezuela braces for more protests

<b>Caracas, Venezuela</b> - Another day of rival rallies is gripping Venezuela’s capital, despite a government-organised peace conference and calls for calm by the pope.<p>"I sincerely hope that violence and hostility will cease as soon as possible, and that the whole Venezuelan people, beginning with …

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Indonesia volcano eruption prompts mass evacuation

A major volcanic eruption in Indonesia has shrouded a large swath of the most heavily populated island in ash, triggering the evacuation of more than 100,000 people and the closure of three international airports.<p>Two people were killed in the overnight eruption of Java island's Mount Kelud, which …

Another disappointing jobs report

The economy added fewer jobs than expected last month, once again raising concerns about the health of the labor market amid a tepid economic recovery.<p>The Labor Department on Friday reported that the economy added 113,000 jobs in January while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 6.6 …

Phone records given to NSA by European intelligence, officials say

WASHINGTON -- Leaked U.S. documents appearing to show that the<p>National Security Agencycollected data on tens of millions of European phone records, an issue that has sparked outrage among U.S. allies, actually represented data handed over to the NSA by European intelligence services as part of …

Obama summons congressional leaders in effort to break shutdown stalemate

Barack Obama called congressional leaders to a meeting at the White House on Wednesday amid fears that a protracted deadlock over the US government shutdown could trigger a wider economic crisis.<p>But there was little hope that the meeting would end the standoff, which has plunged hundreds of …

Kenya President Declares Victory Over Terrorists in Mall Carnage

The president of Kenya declared victory over terrorists today saying that despite an "immense" loss of life during the attack on a Nairobi shopping …

Bacteria from slim people could help treat obesity, study finds

Bugs that lurk in the guts of slim people could be turned into radical new therapies to treat obesity, according to a new study.<p>The claim follows a series of experiments which found that the different populations of bacteria that live in lean and overweight people caused mice to lose or gain weight.<p>…

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South Korean fisherman kidnapped by North Korea escapes after 41 years

A South Korean fisherman who was kidnapped by North Korea more than four decades ago has managed to make a rare and daring escape back home to Seoul.<p>Jeon Wook-pyo, 68, had been fishing near the disputed Yellow Sea border when he was seized by a North Korean navy ship along with 24 others on …