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South Korea ferry survivors saved by curtains, fire hoses

South Korea ferry survivors saved by curtains, fire hoses

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:56

Student survivors of South Korea`s ferry disaster testified Tuesday how passengers, abandoned by the crew, improvised means of escape, using fire hoses to pull people to safety as the vessel sank.

US commander hails successful drills with China

US commander hails successful drills with China

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:50

A top US commander has praised China`s participation in massive US-led drills seen as a step towards potentially thawing tensions between the two powers, saying it had gone "very, very well".

Ukraine fighting again stops MH17 investigators: Official

Ukraine fighting again stops MH17 investigators: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:48

Fighting between Kiev forces and pro-Russian separatists on Tuesday prevented international investigators reaching the MH17 crash site in Ukraine for the third day running, the Dutch justice ministry said.

Greece`s next troika audit to be held in Paris: Reports

Greece`s next troika audit to be held in Paris: Reports

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:44

Greece`s next scheduled audit by its EU-IMF creditors will be held in Paris instead of Athens, Greek media reported on Monday.

Ex-contractor extradited from Iraq to US in bribery case

Ex-contractor extradited from Iraq to US in bribery case

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:42

A former defense contractor has been extradited from Iraq to the United States to face charges he tried to bribe US officials to secure lucrative government deals, authorities said

Three officers wounded in Manhattan shoot-out, suspect killed

Three officers wounded in Manhattan shoot-out, suspect killed

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:40

Three New York law enforcement officers were wounded Monday in a shoot-out in Manhattan with an individual who was killed in the exchange of fire, authorities said.

US, major EU states call for Libya ceasefire, UN role

US, major EU states call for Libya ceasefire, UN role

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:38

Top US and European leaders on Monday called for a ceasefire in Libya and for the United Nations to take on a major role in helping to stop the spiralling violence and lawlessness.

Court flips US state`s ban on same-sex marriage

Court flips US state`s ban on same-sex marriage

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:37

A federal appeals court Monday struck down Virginia`s ban on same-sex marriage, in a landmark victory for the gay rights movement in the United States.

Libya oil depot fire rages, raising fears of major disaster

Libya oil depot fire rages, raising fears of major disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:34

A huge fire at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli was out of control Monday, sparking fears of a fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area.

Syria thyme seller and sons killed as Ramadan ends

Syria thyme seller and sons killed as Ramadan ends

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:30

Ramadan had just an hour left to go, but Bashar Sarmini, the thyme seller of Aleppo, and his three sons never saw the sun set on the month of fasting.