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on : Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014

More than 300 people missing after South Korean ferry sinks – coastguard

Jindo, South Korea, Reuters—Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea on Wednesday, the coastguard said, in what could be the country's biggest peacetime disaster in nearly 20 years. The ferry was carrying 459 people, of whom 164 were rescued, coastguard officials said. Two people were confirmed dead after the ferry listed heavily onto its side and capsized in apparently calm conditions off South Korea's southwest coast. The Ministry of Security and Public Adminis...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Europe reaches end of crisis-driven reform trail to banking union

Strasbourg, Reuters—European lawmakers finally signed off on Tuesday on new laws to make it easier to shut problem banks after long wrangling over rules for an industry blamed for triggering the worst economic slump in a generation. The vote in the European Parliament, shortly before it breaks up for May elections, gives the final stamp of approval for an agency to shut weak lenders in the euro zone, the last in a line of major reforms to create a banking union for the 18 countries shar...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short

Perth, AP—A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were to...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Veteran Iraqi MP warns of post-election crisis

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—A “crisis” between current Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and the Sadrist movement will erupt following the legislative elections later this mon...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

South Sudan rebels say oil hub Bentiu seized, tell foreign firms to go

Addis Ababa, Reuters—South Sudanese rebels said on Tuesday they have seized the capital of oil-producing Unity state, Bentiu, and warned oil firms to pack up and leave within a w...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

New York, AP—The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the US government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster ser...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Jordan’s ambassador to Libya kidnapped after gunmen attack his car

Tripoli, Reuters—Jordan’s ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver, a spokesman for Libya’s foreign m...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Ukraine leader announces “anti-terror” move in east

Horlivka, AP—Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in on Tuesday, fortifying their positions and erecting fresh barricades, d...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Egypt to raise electricity prices before elections

Washington, Reuters—Egypt plans to boost electricity prices for the richest 20 percent of its citizens before the presidential elections at the end of May, as the country has "no...

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on : Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

Libyan PM resigns as trial of Gaddafi sons, aides begins

Tripoli, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libyan Prime Minister-Designate Abdallah Al-Thinni resigned suddenly on Sunday, saying in a statement that he feared for the safety of his family aft...

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