Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • President Obama send condolences to families of victims of South Korean ferry sinking

    President Obama send condolences to families of victims of South Korean ferry sinking

    (Reuters) — President Barack Obama expressed his condolences to the Republic of Korea and to the families who lost their loved ones after a ferry capsized on Wednesday (April 16). “I just want to express on behalf of the American people, our deepest condolences to the Republic of Korea and families of all those who have seen their loved ones lost ... ...

  • Earth-like planet found

    Earth-like planet found

    (Reuters) – For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star. The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin. The star, known as Kepler-186 and located about 500 light years away in the constellation ... ...

  • South Korea: ‘Captain was not at the helm of capsized ferry’

    South Korea: ‘Captain was not at the helm of capsized ferry’

    A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry disaster has said the captain was not at the helm at the time of the accident. The report will fuel growing anger among relatives as the death toll rises further. In a press conference detailing the preliminary findings of the investigation, prosecutor Park Jae-eok revealed that the ferry’s ... ...

  • South Korea investigates capsized ferry crew, stowage as rescue hampered

    South Korea investigates capsized ferry crew, stowage as rescue hampered

    By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park (Reuters) – A junior officer was steering a South Korean ferry when it capsized two days ago, investigators said on Friday, as rescuers battled strong tides and murky waters to search for hundreds of missing, many of them school children, feared trapped in the vessel. Local media said the ... ...

  • Pacquiao returns to PHL five days after reclaiming WBO title from Bradley

    Pacquiao returns to PHL five days after reclaiming WBO title from Bradley

    MANILA, April 18 (PNA) – Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao returned to the country on Friday morning, five days after reclaiming the WBO welterweight title from erstwhile undefeated American Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao, 35, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Centennial Terminal on board a Philippine Airlines flight at 4:30 ... ...

  • Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

    Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

    By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:17pm EDT (Reuters) – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. A prolific writer who started out ... ...

  • South Korea ferry death toll rises, hopes fade for hundreds missing

    South Korea ferry death toll rises, hopes fade for hundreds missing

    By Ju-min Park and Jungmin Jang JINDO, South Korea Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:52pm EDT (Reuters) – The death toll from a capsized South Korean passenger ferry rose to 25 on Friday as parents of missing schoolchildren blamed the ship’s captain for the tragedy after he and shipping company officials made emotional apologies for the ... ...

  • Putin calls Russian interference in Ukraine ‘nonsense,’ backs Geneva talks

    Putin calls Russian interference in Ukraine ‘nonsense,’ backs Geneva talks

    President Vladimir Putin has called claims Russia is behind eastern Ukraine’s unrest “nonsense.” He has accused the government in Kyiv of raising tensions in the region, while expressing hope for crisis talks. During the beginning of a televised call with the nation on Thursday, Putin said Ukraine’s decision to send armed forces to the country’s ... ...