Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:48:31 -0400
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:38:40 -0400
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Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:36:58 -0400
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island dotted with colorful houses on stilts, says he has not found a single oyster alive in his leases in the area since the leak and relies on an onshore oyster nursery to make a living. The British oil major has paid out billions of dollars in compensation under a settlement experts say is unprecedented in its breadth. Some claimants are satisfied, but others are irate that BP is now challenging aspects of the settlement.
Vice principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:32:12 -0400
By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - The vice principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of his pupils on what turned out to be a disastrous ferry trip has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 268 missing passengers alive. Kang Min-gyu, 52, had been missing since Thursday.
Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:32:06 -0400
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese government trade union says it will mediate a labor dispute in which tens of thousands of workers have joined a massive strike against the world's largest shoemaker.
Pro-Russian militants snub deal, demand resignation of Ukraine govt
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:29:09 -0400
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Kiev's interim government must leave power before pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine will abide by an international deal to vacate seized government buildings, a separatist leader said Friday.
Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:29:05 -0400
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.
Views differ of imam accused in terror case
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:27:28 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney.
Al-Qaida splinter group lashes out over Syria
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:25:18 -0400
CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman of an al-Qaida breakaway group has slammed the terror network's chief, blaming him for the widening rift between rival Islamic rebels who are battling each other in Syria.
Ukrainian militia rejects calls to leave buildings
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:24:12 -0400
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.
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