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AfricaPro-Russian Gunmen Continue Occupying Buildings in East Ukraine
Pro-Russian militants continued occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine Friday, after Kyiv and Moscow reached a deal to lower tensions. Militant leader Denis Pushilin said his men are not bound by the Thursday deal and will only stand down after the Ukrainian government resigns. The deal followed talks between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union. It called for all government buildings to be evacuated and for the militants to be disarmed.But it included few...
voanews.com | 18-Apr-2014 12:17
Rouhani Talks Peace at Military Parade
Iran's president said during an annual military parade his country does not want war, but has the means to deter any attacks. Hassan Rouhani said Friday in Tehran his country would not invade another country, but would "resist any aggression." The president said "we are not after war, we are after logic, we are after talks." Unlike his hardline predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rouhani did not use the occasion to lash out at the United States and...
voanews.com | 18-Apr-2014 11:57
Death toll from Guinea Ebola outbreak rises to 122
The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Guinea has risen to 122, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure of 108.
Topix.net | 18-Apr-2014 11:51
Pro-Russian Gunmen Continue Occupying Buildings in East Ukraine
Pro-Russian militants continued occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine Friday, a day after Kyiv and Moscow reached a deal to lower tensions. The surprise deal that followed talks between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union called for all government buildings to be evacuated and for the militants to be disarmed. But the agreement included few concrete measures for ending the crisis, and many Western leaders were skeptical Russia would hold up its end of...
voanews.com | 18-Apr-2014 11:35
SKorea Ferry Sinking a Mystery for Investigators
South Korean authorities continue investigating what caused a ferry to capsize off the country's southern coast, killing dozens and leaving nearly 300 people missing.Investigators said Friday they believe the 6,800-ton passenger boat made a sharp turn before listing, or leaning heavily to one side, and eventually capsizing. However, it is not clear what may have forced the ferry to turn, since weather conditions were relatively calm and the area was seemingly free of large rocks and...
voanews.com | 18-Apr-2014 11:24
Mauritius sure of Mauritania victory
Mauritius are confident they can overturn a one goal deficit against Mauritania in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
BBC News | 18-Apr-2014 11:14