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After clash, Russia asks Ukraine to de-escalate tensions

After clash, Russia asks Ukraine to de-escalate tensions

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 17:11

Following the armed clash and killing of three pro-Russian protestors at a checkpoint Saturday, an angry Russia has demanded that Kiev de-escalate tensions in southeast Ukraine.

14 soldiers killed in terrorist attack in Algeria

14 soldiers killed in terrorist attack in Algeria

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 18:55

At least 14 troops were killed in a clash with a terrorist group in the Tizi Ouzou province of Algeria, media reported Sunday.

Britain takes action against `extremist` school heads

Britain takes action against `extremist` school heads

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 15:51

The heads of up to seven schools in the UK`s second largest city Birmingham face removal following investigations into claims that Islamic fundamentalists have sought to take control of their curriculum.

No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 15:47

South Korea`s devastating ferry disaster has elicited messages of sympathy, condolence and support from around the world, with one glaring, though not wholly unexpected, exception.

French journalists arrive home after Syria hostage ordeal

French journalists arrive home after Syria hostage ordeal

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 15:27

Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria arrived home today to an emotional reunion with family and colleagues after spending 10 months in captivity in the world`s most dangerous country for the media.

Japan steps up surveillance posture against China: reports

Japan steps up surveillance posture against China: reports

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 15:23

Japan bolstered its military surveillance capabilities in the southern island region of Okinawa over the weekend, reports said, as territorial tensions with China simmer.

First bodies pulled from submerged Korean ferry, toll at 58

First bodies pulled from submerged Korean ferry, toll at 58

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 18:14

Divers retrieved the first bodies on Sunday from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered by the pace and focus of the rescue efforts scuffled with police.

Gunbattle in eastern Ukraine kills four: local leader

Gunbattle in eastern Ukraine kills four: local leader

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 14:47

Three pro-Russian militants and one attacker were killed in a gunbattle near the volatile eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk early today, a local leader told journalists.

Myanmar army says 22 dead in clashes with rebels

Myanmar army says 22 dead in clashes with rebels

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 14:44

Fighting between the military and ethnic minority rebels in northern Myanmar has left at least 22 people dead this month, the army said today, dimming hopes of a nationwide peace deal.

Ethnic Indian lawyer cremated with state honours in Malaysia

Ethnic Indian lawyer cremated with state honours in Malaysia

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 14:40

Top ethnic Indian lawyer and politician Karpal Singh was today cremated with state honours in George town, the capital of Malaysia`s Penang state, after a final farewell by thousands of mourners chanting his name.