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Dozens of prisoners escape in Nigeria attack

Suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri and freed dozens of prisoners from custody, Nigerian military said.<p>An anonymous military source said on Friday that the rebels forced their way inside the barracks prison and "freed dozens of their …

Tamil activist detained in Sri Lanka

<b>The police in Sri Lanka have arrested a prominent Tamil activist who has been campaigning against political disappearances.</b><p>They say the woman, Jeyakumari Balendran, was arrested with her young daughter on suspicion of harbouring a criminal.<p>Her son disappeared after the defeat of the separatist …

Sri Lanka

'Seismic Event' Close to Missing Jet Path: China Scientists

BEIJING - A “seismic event” consistent with an airplane crash has been detected on the sea floor close to where the missing Malaysia Airlines jet lost contact with air traffic control on Saturday, Chinese scientists said Friday.<p>The signal detected by two stations in Malaysia appeared to indicate …

New Malaysia Air Radar Data Points to Possible Hijacking

The hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been one twist after another since the airliner vanished nearly a week ago. The latest: sources tell Reuters that new military radar data indicates the plane was flown off course for hundreds of miles, using what are called navigational waypoints that …

Malaysian Pilots Probed But Their Homes Not Searched

The investigation into missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has included a probe of the plane's two pilots, but Malaysian authorities said today …

Malaysia Prays For Missing Flight MH370 As Desperate Search Continues (PICTURES)

<b>UPDATE Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Vanishing Planes Mapped Since 1948 (PICTURE)</b><p>Heartbreaking images have emerged from Malaysia, as …

Lost Malaysia plane 'may have flown on for five hours'

<b>The missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have been flying for more than five hours after it disappeared, the BBC has learned.</b><p>It is believed the plane was sending automated signals to a satellite system long after radar contact was lost.<p>On Friday, US surveillance teams were sent to the Indian …

Airplanes

Malaysian jet probe: Everything we know

The Flight 370 mystery: what we know so far<p>It's been eight days since a Malaysia Airlines jet seemingly vanished. New reports of the plane flying dramatically off course, as well as an investigation into the role of crew and passengers in the disappearance, have ratcheted up the intrigue surrounded …

North Korean Elections: Kim Jong Un Wins 100% Of Vote

Kim Jong Un has been unanimously re-elected to North Korea's parliament – via a ballot that featured his name only.<p>The North Korean leader was …

Afghan vice president's death leaves a political void, right before new elections

Afghans mourned the loss of Vice President Marshal Qasim Fahim on Tuesday.<p>Fahim's funeral, broadcast on Afghan state television, showed thousands of people paying their respects on a hilltop overlooking Kabul, where the political leader was laid to rest.<p>Mariam Aman of BBC Persian says Fahim's …

3 Years After Fukushima, Life Returns in the Sea

Three years have passed since the Great Japan Earthquake. Though it was lost for a time, the land is surely regaining its color.<p>In Minamisanriku, in the Miyagi Prefecture, 567 people lost their lives due to the earthquake disaster, and 217 still remain missing to this day. Mr. Nagaaki Sato, who is …

Bomb explodes near Israeli embassy in Cairo

A homemade bomb has exploded in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo, security sources and the website of the state-run <i>Al-Ahram</i> newspaper has said.<p>Security sources said the explosion on Tuesday targeted a police car, rather than the embassy itself, and did not cause any injuries.<p>The office has not …

Partisan squabbling in the US could cost Ukraine $600 million

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>The fight over Ukraine has spilled over into international finance—and Ukrainians could be caught in the middle of a partisan spat in the US.<p>Ukraine’s new government is desperate for some $15 billion in loans to rescue it from a tough economic situation and pressure …

Living in a Box, Eating Weeds: Syria's Children on the Edge

DAMASCUS, Syria — They live in a wooden box at the side of a road: six children, their mother and father.<p>The children’s shoes are broken, their hands dirty, their faces smiling but reflecting the burden of a life lived on the edge, almost literally. They don’t have money. They don’t go to school, …

Middle East

Obama, Ukraine's PM warn Russia as Crimea heads for vote - CNN.com

<b>Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN)</b> -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk had strong words for Russia on Wednesday as Washington again warned Moscow there will be consequences if it doesn't remove its troops from Crimea and Kiev said that it will "never …

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Jihadists return to northern Mali a year after French intervention

A year after France mounted Operation Serval to rid northern Mali of jihadists, they seem to be back. According to local sources but also the security forces, jihadists have regained a foothold in several areas.<p>Islamists have pressured families hostile to their presence to leave their homes. Over …

Syrian Officials To U.S.: You Should Be On Our Side

LATAKIA, Syria — Syrian officials have a sharp message for American policymakers about the war in this country: you should be on our side.<p>“The militants that we face here, they are like the head of the snake,” said one Syrian army colonel, who, like all the military officials interviewed for this …

McCain To Lead Delegation To Ukraine

The Arizona senator is returning to Kiev for the second time since the crisis erupted, just days ahead of a referendum on the future of the Ukrainian …

Israel Passes Controversial Law to Draft the Ultra-Orthodox Into the Military

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Israel has passed a long-debated law that will make ultra-orthodox Jews eligible for military …

Gaza rocket barrage strikes southern Israel

A barrage of at least 50 rockets from the occupied Gaza Strip struck southern Israel, Israeli police have said, a day after Israeli forces killed three Palestinian fighters in the enclave.<p>There were no immediate reports of casualties after the rockets hit on Wednesday, mainly around Sderot. "It's a …

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'Independent' Russian News Site Has Editor Replaced by the Kremlin

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The first step to controlling any nation is controlling the media, which is why Russia is cracking …

Student activists emerge as leaders in Venezuela's ongoing protests

Chaos in the streets. Nearly two dozen dead. Tens of thousands locked in conflict.<p>That's the scene in Venezuela, where violence has rocked the nation for nearly a month. Anti-government protesters, mostly students and members of the middle class, first took to the streets back in February, rallying …