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1 hr ago | Northern Michigan News

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.


Related Topix: Avalanche, Nepal, World News, Blizzard

1 hr ago | CBC News

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

A relative of one of the Nepalese climbers killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu.


Related Topix: Avalanche, Nepal, World News

3 hrs ago |

Troubled history fuel Japan-China tension

Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Shinto, Religion,

7 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

South Korean President criticizes ferry crew

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday likened the actions of the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol to murder, as police made more arrests and divers continued searching the submerged vessel.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Boat Disaster, Park Geun-hye,

Sun Apr 20, 2014

USA Today

Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News


10 things HK does better than anywhere else

Home of Bruce Lee, divine dim sum, lofty buildings, loftier real estate prices and -- in spite of all those buildings -- easy access to incredible stretches of great outdoors.


Related Topix: China, World News, Travel

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Ukraine crisis shadows Obama's Asia trip

The Big Gig has dropped another batch of 22 side-stage headliners for the June 25-29 and July 1-6... President Obama heads to Asia this week with the goal of making clear to allies that he's serious about the United States sharpening its focus on the region.


Related Topix: World News, Japan

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left at least one person dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Prison, Ukraine,


Abdullah strengthens Afghan poll lead to 11 points: officials

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan's presidential election by 11 percentage points after half of the ballots were counted, officials said Sunday, with a run-off vote likely next month.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

Lexington Herald-Leader

GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

Speaking at the Beijing auto show, David Amman said the company also expects sales of its Cadillac luxury cars to double to 100,000 next year.


Related Topix: China, World News

Northern Michigan News

Youngest winner on Japan women's tour at age 15

Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take out the Vantelin Ladies Open.


Related Topix: Japan, World News

Gujarat Global

Lioness that killed the labourer caged

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will campaign in Gujarat on April 24 while party vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be in the state on April 26. Admiral RK Dhowan has taken over as the 22nd Chief of Naval Staff of Independent India.


Related Topix: India, World News

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

A weeping relative of a missing passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol struggles with a policeman as he tries to march toward the presidential house to protest the government's rescue operation at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Boat Disaster,


Father hugs daughter rescued from sinking ferry, South Korea

The grief of any parent who loses a child is unimaginable. But that pain is amplified now in South Korea, due to the uncertainty over the fate of hundreds -- many of them children on a school field trip -- on a sunken ferry and how this east Asian nation's culture copes with such heartache.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Suicide

The Fresno Bee

Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Boat Disaster,

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Vow to move on Ukraine pact meets defiance

Two days after an international pact was brokered with the stated goal of easing tensions in Ukraine, the major players met again in Kiev to hash out plans to push it along, but ended their meeting offering little indication of progress.


Related Topix: Marijuana, World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Autos

The Daily Star

Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi

Supporters of Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf shout slogans during their leader's telephonic address outside his farmhouse, Friday, April 18, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf,

The Times-Tribune

Avalanche sweeps Everest, killing 12

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.


Related Topix: Avalanche, Nepal, World News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Common Dreams

Inside Attacks, American-Style

Staff Sgt. John Robertson waits in a parking lot outside of the Fort Hood military base for updates on April 2, 2014.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, World News, Afghanistan, US News, Liberal Political News

Brandon Sun

White House focuses Obama's Asia trip on economics, but regional security also an issue

The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, North Korea, World News