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Top News: World

Op-Ed: Nevada stand-off looking like Occupy Wall Street with teeth

There is something happening in America as the Cliven Bundy drama unfolds, and a grazing fee dispute in Nevada threatens to turn into a bloodbath.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 4 comments

Ukraine upends Poland's EU election campaign

Warsaw - The Ukraine crisis has shifted Poland's campaign for next month's European elections, boosting the governing centre-right party's chances as its prime minister reassures voters nervous about Russia's next move.
In the Media by Bernard Osser (AFP)

Jordan says it destroyed combat vehicles crossing from Syria

Amman - Jordanian air force fighter jets destroyed a number of combat vehicles Wednesday as they tried to enter the kingdom from war-hit Syria by crossing the border, the army said.
In the Media by AFP

Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

Kuala Lumpur - Hopes that Malaysia's missing jet might soon be found are yielding to the sobering realisation of the immense challenge of searching an uncharted seafloor at depths that push deep-sea technology to its limits.
In the Media by Dan Martin (AFP)

Moldova region urges Russia, EU to recognise independence

Tiraspol - Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday called on Russia and the international community to recognise its independence, as fears grew that it could become a new flashpoint in East-West tensions.
In the Media by Anatol Golea, Isabelle Wesselingh (AFP)

Kidnapped Nigeria girls taken to Islamist stronghold

Maiduguri - The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were taken to a stronghold of the Islamist group, parents said on Wednesday, as the security forces pressed on with a search to find the hostages.
In the Media by AFP

Spanish Judge enforces torture probe against Bush and Cheney

On Tuesday, Judge Pablo Ruz at the Spanish National Court defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the United States prison camp in Guantanamo Bay which targets former U.S. president George W. Bush.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Bannu - The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help negotiations with the government but said they were still committed to the peace talks process.
In the Media by AFP

Billionaire’s donation aims to put poachers on the run

Dar Es Salam - Howard G. Buffett, the son of investment guru Warren Buffett, has pledged to provide a helicopter for anti-poaching activities in Tanzania. The aircraft will be deployed initially at the Selous Game Reserve.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Ship off coast of South Korea sinking had 476 passengers onboard

A passenger ship with more than 476 people onboard is sinking off the southern coast of South Korea. About 325 of those on the ship were high-school students. An evacuation is underway and reports say two have died while others are missing.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Pro-Russians take two Ukrainian soldiers 'hostage'

Kiev - Ukraine's defence ministry said on Wednesday that pro-Russian militants had taken two of its soldiers "hostage" in the separatist eastern region of Lugansk.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

S. Korea, Japan hold rare 'comfort women' talks

Seoul - South Korea and Japan held rare high-level talks Wednesday on the extremely sensitive issue of wartime sex slavery, which has contributed to a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.
In the Media by AFP

Jordan destroys 'camouflaged' vehicles crossing from Syria

Amman - Jordanian warplanes destroyed "camouflaged" vehicles on Wednesday as they tried to cross into the kingdom from war-ravaged Syria, in the first such strikes since the conflict erupted three years ago.
In the Media by Ahmad Khatib (AFP)

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert

Los Angeles - Pop star Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized and has had to cancel a concert in the US state of Missouri, the venue said.
In the Media by AFP

Two dead, 368 rescued from capsized S. Korea ferry

Seoul - Two bodies have been recovered and 368 people rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized at sea Wednesday with 477 passengers and crew on board, a senior government official said.
In the Media by AFP

Rivals flex muscles on streets of east Ukraine

Donetskiy - Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces flexed their military muscles in the restive east of the country on Wednesday, a day ahead of high-level international talks on the escalating crisis.
In the Media by Nicolas Miletitch and Germain Moyon in Kramatorsk (AFP)

Ukraine lands troops to fight pro-Russia separatists

Kramatorsk - Ukraine launched its counterattack Tuesday against protesters who seized buildings in the east but has had only limited success so far.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Venezuela reports progress in new crisis talks

Caracas - Venezuela's government and opposition reported progress Tuesday in a new round of talks aimed at ending two months of deadly protests that have rocked the oil-rich nation.
In the Media by AFP

Prosecution pillories Pistorius expert

Pretoria - The prosecution on Wednesday derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances of Reeva Steenkamp's death.
In the Media by Stephanie Findlay (AFP)
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