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World News

South Korea ferry transcript reveals evacuation panic

JINDO, Apr 21: Panic-stricken and fumbling for a response, the crew of a South Korean ferry dithered over the evacuation of passengers in the crucial final moments before it sank, a transcript released Sunday revealed, as divers began retrieving bodies from the vessel. Investigators arrested ferry captain Lee Joon-Seok on Saturday along with a helmsman and the ship’s relatively ...Full Article

Egyptian leftist submits bid for presidency

CAIRO, Apr 20: Egyptian leftist Hamdeen Sabbahi on Saturday submitted the documents required to run in next month’s presidential election, in which he is likely to be the only ...Full Article

Arak heavy water reactor dispute virtually solved: Iran

TEHRAN, Apr 20: Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday that a dispute with world powers over the Arak heavy water reactor has been “virtually resolved”, the ...Full Article

EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves

BRUSSELS, Apr 20: European Union (EU) foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel on Friday to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements in the occupied West ...Full Article

13 bodies recovered from sunken Korean ferry

JINDO , South Korea, Apr 20: Divers retrieved more than a dozen bodies on Sunday from the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, ...Full Article

S. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers enter ship

JINDO, Apr 19: Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the ...Full Article

Strong quake rattles Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, Apr 19: A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico’s capital and Pacific coast on Friday, shaking buildings, bringing down walls and prompting people to rush into the street. ...Full Article

Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

DONETSK, Ukraine, Apr 19: Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine’s doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because ...Full Article

Scandal-hit advisor Morelle resigns in fresh blow to Hollande

PARIS, Apr 19: A close advisor to Francois Hollande resigned on Friday after allegations about an alleged conflict of interest and his extravagant lifestyle, in a fresh blow to ...Full Article

Turkey president rules out Russia-style job swap

ISTANBUL, Apr 19: Turkish President Abdullah Gul ruled out on Friday a Russia-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan but said he had no firm plans yet ...Full Article