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Hundreds of passengers endure freezing 24 hours on burning ferry in Adriatic

Hundreds of passengers have endured a freezing night on a stricken ferry, more than 24 hours after a fire broke out on the vessel en route to Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Smaller helicopters with night vision equipment worked through the night to pull passengers off the ferry, one by one, but the pace is expected to pick up with ... Read More »

Cambodian Nurse In Trouble For Infecting 100 With HIV

A nurse has been charged with murder after being accused of causing the spread of HIV to more than 100 villagers in north-western Cambodia, a court official has said. Deputy Prosecutor at Battambang provincial court, Heng Luy, on Monday confirmed charging unlicensed local nurse Yem Chrin on charges including spreading HIV, murder by torture, and running an unlicensed clinic. Luy ... Read More »

Obama Still Pushing For Guantanamo Bay’s Closure

President Barack Obama says he plans to push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during his final two years in office — potentially fulfilling a major campaign promise that he hasn’t yet accomplished. “I’m going to be doing everything I can to close it,” Obama said in an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley that aired Sunday on “State of ... Read More »

Beji Essebsi Is Tunisia’s New President

Tunisia’s Beji Caid Essebsi has claimed victory in the country’s first free presidential election, with exit polls suggesting he won 55.5% of the vote. Supporters of the 88-year-old celebrated in the capital Tunis. Campaigners for his rival, caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, say the results are too close to call. Critics say his success marks the return of a discredited establishment ... Read More »

North Korea Deny Sony Hack

North Korean officials should bottle their gall and sell it … because they now say the can prove they’re clean in the Sony hacking scandal, and if we don’t believe them there will be “serious consequences.” Pyongyang’s official KCNA says they’ve proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. to get to the bottom of it. The official warns, “The U.S. ... Read More »

Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

United States President, Barack Obama, has ordered a ban on the export of goods, technology and services to Crimea. The executive order also imposes new sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies, the BBC reports. Obama said the move showed the U.S would never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March. Similar measures agreed by the European Union earlier ... Read More »

Why I Interrupted Nobel Prize Awards

At a prize ceremony honoring peace, Adán Cortés says violence and injustice sent him rushing toward the stage. In a matter of seconds, the 21-year-old Mexican student’s face was seen around the world last week as he stood in front of Malala Yousafzai at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway. “Please Malala, Mexico,” he repeated as he unfurled ... Read More »

Russian Jet In Near Collision With Swedish Passenger Plane

A Russian military jet nearly collided with a commercial passenger airplane in international airspace near southern Sweden on Friday, the Swedish authorities said, but Russia insisted on Sunday that its jet had kept at a safe distance. Relations between Russia and the West have soured over Moscow’s role in the conflict in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea. Many European ... Read More »

Al-Queda Men Disguised As Women Killed By Yemeni Troops

Yemeni troops yesterday shot dead five Al-Qaeda suspects disguised as women who fired at a soldier during a checkpoint inspection of their Saudi-bound bus, officials said. Another suspect and the driver were wounded in the shooting in Harad, a town 15 kilometres (nine miles) from the Saudi border, the officials said, adding that two of those killed were Saudis. “As ... Read More »

Afghan Supreme Court Official Murdered By Suspected Gunmen

Afghan officials say a senior official of the country’s Supreme Court has been shot and killed by armed men in the capital, Kabul. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed Atiqullah Rawoofi, the head of the secretariat of Afghanistan’s Supreme Court. Farid Afzali, chief of Kabul police’s criminal investigation unit, said the attack occurred early on Saturday ... Read More »