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  • Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.
  • Guinea cancels BSGR, Vale iron ore mining permits
    By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea's government has accepted a report recommending the cancellation of two iron ore concessions held by BSG Resources and its joint venture partner, Brazilian miner Vale, a spokesman said on state television on Thursday. A technical committee charged with reviewing the West African nation's mining deals released a report last week accusing BSGR, the mining branch of Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz's conglomerate, of obtaining the rights through corruption.
  • East Ukraine separatists stay put despite diplomatic deal
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/east-ukraine-separatists-stay-put-despite-diplomatic-deal-085348896--sector.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/gs2Yt8cVSglzV5BwibsBdA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-04-17T151839Z_1_CBREA3G16J500_RTROPTP_2_CNEWS-US-UKRAINE-CRISIS.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="People surround a man who was injured during pro-Russian protests near a Ukrainian military base in Mariupol" align="left" title="People surround a man who was injured during pro-Russian protests near a Ukrainian military base in Mariupol" border="0" /></a>By Pavel Polityuk and Thomas Grove KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russian separatists were still holding public buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying they needed more assurances about their security before they comply with an international deal ordering them to disarm. The agreement, brokered by the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in Geneva on Thursday offered the best hope to date of defusing a stand-off in Ukraine that has dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the Cold War. Enacting the agreement on the ground though will be difficult, because of the deep mistrust between the pro-Russian groups and the Western-backed government in Kiev, which this week flared into violent clashes that killed several people.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Hamilton battles back in Chinese GP practice
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/formula-one-hamilton-battles-back-chinese-gp-practice-085030180--f1.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/52ZcrlqEQcN4QGDxIYm42A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/c86fbd29b3b1d85f161302a327cdd2f4fe7f4b69.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Lewis Hamilton waits to take his car out during the first practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 18, 2014" align="left" title="Lewis Hamilton waits to take his car out during the first practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 18, 2014" border="0" /></a>Lewis Hamilton battled back Friday to set the fastest time in second practice for the Chinese Grand Prix after suspension problems with his Mercedes earlier in the day. Fernando Alonso brought some welcome cheer to Ferrari after a troubled week, by posting the second fastest lap in the afternoon after leading the first session. Championship leader Nico Rosberg was third fastest in his Mercedes followed by the Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel in fourth and fifth respectively.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/french-troops-free-five-aid-workers-kidnapped-mali-084847040.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/kg6aOW1j_c.Bf.VaLWTfXQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_ZA/News/Reuters/2014-04-18T084807Z_1007970001_LYNXMPEA3H045_RTROPTP_2_OZATP-UK-MALI-FRANCE-KIDNAPPING.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A Malian presidential security personnel rides past French soldiers on a motorcycle during a military parade to mark Malian Armed Forces Day in Bamako" align="left" title="A Malian presidential security personnel rides past French soldiers on a motorcycle during a military parade to mark Malian Armed Forces Day in Bamako" border="0" /></a>By Cheick Dioura and Jean-Baptiste Vey GAO/PARIS (Reuters) - French troops in Mali on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the French and Malian governments said, killing about a dozen of their captors in the process. Land and air forces were deployed in the rescue mission, which targeted the kidnappers&#039; two pick-up trucks in the remote desert region north of Timbuktu, a spokesman at Central Command of French Armed Forces, Colonel Pascal Georgin said. Two of the aid workers were hit by bullets during the operation and were receiving medical care for minor injuries at a Gao military hospital, according to a Malian employee for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Four of the aid workers belonged to the organisation and the employee named them as Filipe Diarra, Ousmane El Ansary, Youssouf Ag Rissa and Amikal Ag Handaka.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • At least 12 Nepali guides killed in Everest avalanche
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/least-nine-nepali-guides-killed-everest-avalanche-070314847.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0XinHnk3BXtc0KDEGdxy9w--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-04-18T083856Z_2_CBREA3H0NFX00_RTROPTP_2_NEPAL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="File photograph of travellers enjoying a view of Mount Everest at Syangboche in Nepal" align="left" title="File photograph of travellers enjoying a view of Mount Everest at Syangboche in Nepal" border="0" /></a>By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said. The avalanche, the deadliest in eight years, hit the most popular route to the mountain&#039;s peak. Three Nepali guides were injured and up to five people were missing, said Dipendra Paudel at the Tourism Ministry&#039;s mountaineering department. It was the first major avalanche on Mount Everest this climbing season, when hundreds of foreign and Nepali climbers flock to the mountain to attempt to reach its 8,850 meter (29,035 feet) peak.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Deal brings no immediate change to eastern Ukraine
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/deal-brings-no-immediate-change-eastern-ukraine-083331737.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/ATYezeIRaRXONihI0jRG8g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/b1f65b5114a29f0f510f6a7067001fe8.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A pro-Russian protester holds icons as he stands outside a city hall bearing flags representing the Donetsk Republic in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 injured during an attempted raid overnight on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine&#039;s authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)" align="left" title="A pro-Russian protester holds icons as he stands outside a city hall bearing flags representing the Donetsk Republic in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 injured during an attempted raid overnight on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine&#039;s authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)" border="0" /></a>KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted
    BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.
  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.
  • Iran says will firmly deter any attacks as military displays might
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/iran-says-firmly-deter-attacks-military-displays-might-082445026.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/G1qXWDVyNzaM2t2X4rIiJw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-04-18T082445Z_1_CBREA3H0NDG00_RTROPTP_2_CNEWS-US-IRAN-ARMY-ROUHANI.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Iran&#039;s President Hassan Rouhani speaks during an event to mark Nawroz, the Persian New Year, in Kabul" align="left" title="Iran&#039;s President Hassan Rouhani speaks during an event to mark Nawroz, the Persian New Year, in Kabul" border="0" /></a>By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic had the might to deter any attacks as its military displayed a range of drones and missiles at an annual parade in Tehran, state television reported on Friday. Chanting &quot;God is Greatest&quot;, troops paraded missiles carriers, some bearing banners saying &quot;Death to America&quot; and &quot;Death to Israel&quot;, armored personnel carriers and unmanned surveillance aircraft as well as small submarines with men wearing aqua-lungs alongside. Unlike hardline predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rouhani did not use his speech to lash out at the United States and Israel, which Tehran refuses to recognize. &quot;We don&#039;t attack any country and don&#039;t want war but we will firmly confront any aggression against Iran,&quot; he said, as helicopters and fighter jets flew overhead and parachutists landed in the parade area in the south of the capital near the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.</p><br clear="all"/>

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