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3 hrs ago | EDGE
One of Russia's lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned, Gay Star News reports.
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7 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert
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.
10 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper
North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.
13 hrs ago | CNN
Rescue crews attempt to save passengers from the Sewol, a South Korean ferry ship, as it sinks in the Yellow Sea on Wednesday, April 16. Of the 459 people on board, 325 were students from a Seoul high school on their way to a resort island called Jeju.
15 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen
An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country's capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two.
17 hrs ago | ABC News
British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.
20 hrs ago | Scotsman.com
IN THE first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces yesterday said they clashed with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport.
Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.
A South Korean ship, with around 350 passengers on board, was sinking off the country's southwestern coast Tuesday night, CNN affiliate YTN has reported.
The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it.
The voice from a distant mountain ambush in Afghanistan left U.S. commanders glued to their radios in 2007.
A women's media group has created a new award for courage honouring Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan, the group announced Tuesday.
Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
Barber Karim Nabbach standing next to a poster poking fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un unusual hairstyle, as North Korean officials visited the salon over the display of their leader's poster in the salon's window.
In this photograph taken on October 3, 2013, Indians attend a seminar for the transgender community in Mumbai.
The strained spy relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. is "of lateon the upswing," according to America's top intelligence official.
Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.