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East Ukraine separatists stay put despite diplomatic deal -
KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russian separatists were still holding public buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying they needed more assurances about their security before they comply with an international deal ordering them to disarm.
Amateur video captures ferry chaos -
Amateur video captures ferry chaos
Apr. 18 - Amateur video shows life-jacketed passengers aboard capsizing South Korean ferry being told not to move. Paul Chapman reports.
Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension -
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim.
Ferry tragedy captured on video -
Ferry tragedy captured on video
Apr. 18 - Mobile phone footage shows passengers aboard capsizing South Korean ferry sitting in life jackets being told to stay put. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
Captain not at the helm when South Korean ferry capsized -
MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - A junior officer was at the helm of a South Korean ferry when it capsized and the captain may have been away from the bridge, investigators said on Friday as the search of the stricken vessel resumed and hopes faded for hundreds of people believed trapped inside.
Reaction to the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez -
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and was a master of magical realism, died on Thursday. He was 87.
Violence reignites in Caracas as protesters, police face off -
Violence reignites in Caracas as protesters, police face off
April 17 - Riot police in Venezuela fire tear gas on student protesters out on the streets of Caracas as anti-government demonstrations rage on. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Muslims under siege in Central African Republic -
Muslims under siege in Central African Republic
April 17 - In the town of Boda in the Central African Republic, some 14,000 Muslims are living under siege.Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87 -
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87.
Another suspect arrested in kidnapping of N.C. prosecutor's father -
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested another suspect in the gang-related abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.
U.S. special forces struggle with record suicides: admiral -
TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Suicides among U.S. special operations forces, including elite Navy SEALs and Army Rangers, are at record levels, a U.S. military official said on Thursday, citing the effects of more than a decade of "hard combat."
Retailer Michaels Stores confirms payment card data breach -
(Reuters) - Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.
After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next? -
(Reuters) - Flat on his belly in a sniper position, wearing a baseball cap and a flak jacket, a protester aimed his semi-automatic rifle from the edge of an overpass and waited as a crowd below stood its ground against U.S. federal agents in the Nevada desert.
Mediterranean diet may slow diabetes progression -
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, eating lots of olive oil, fish and whole grains slows progression of the disease more than restricting fat, according to a new analysis.
Colombian novelist Garcia Marquez dies age 87 -
Colombian novelist Garcia Marquez dies age 87
April 17 - Colombian author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez passes away at his home in Mexico City. Nathan Frandino reports.
Obama offers condolences to victims' families of South Korea ferry tragedy -
Obama offers condolences to victims' families of South Korea ferry tragedy
April 17 - President Barack Obama gives his condolences to the families who lost loved ones from the capsized ferry in South Korea. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
House Republican leaders holding up immigration reform: Obama -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday called on the U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which he said was being blocked by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives.
Putin talks tough on Ukraine but says he hopes for peace -
Putin talks tough on Ukraine but says he hopes for peace
April 17 - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Ukraine is heading for an abyss and the best way out is diplomacy, although he does not rule out use of force. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Runaway spy Snowden is surprise guest on Putin phone-in -
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. intelligence eavesdropping, made a surprise appearance on a TV phone-in hosted by Vladimir Putin on Thursday, asking the Russian president if his country also tapped the communications of millions.
U.S. jobless claims hover near pre-recession levels -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week, offering further evidence of the economy's underlying strength.
Teen in 'Jihad Jane' case to be sentenced on U.S. terror charges -
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday is set to decide the prison sentence for Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a Pakistani immigrant high school student who pleaded guilty to providing assistance to al Qaeda.
Nigeria local authorities say most of abducted schoolgirls still missing -
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Authorities in Nigeria's northeast Borno state denied on Thursday a statement by the armed forces which had said most of the more than 100 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels had been freed in a military rescue operation.
California city evacuation lifted after military ordinance found -
(Reuters) - An evacuation order was lifted in a California city on Thursday after a piece of potentially explosive "military ordinance" reported in its business district was rendered safe, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said.
Captain of capsized South Korean ferry faces criminal investigation -
JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized off the southwest coast was facing a criminal investigation on Thursday, an official said, amid unconfirmed reports that he was one of the first people to jump to safety as the vessel began sinking.
Six year old rescued from sinking ferry -
Six year old rescued from sinking ferry
April 17 - A six-year-old girl is rescued from the sunken ferry in South Korea, but her parents and brother are still missing. Sarah Toms reports.
Breakingviews: Russian sanctions to cost less than inaction -
Breakingviews: Russian sanctions to cost less than inaction
April 17 - EU leaders blame Russia for the takeover of Ukrainian cities by separatists. But they’re wavering over imposing more sanctions. Breakingviews says this will only increase the final price to be paid.
Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular, the most recent U.S. data show.
Search for Malaysia Airlines jet refocuses on drone scans of seafloor -
SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - A deep-sea drone had completed its much-anticipated first full scan of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean, the team looking for a missing Malaysian jetliner said on Thursday, as an air and surface search became less likely to yield results.
RPT-UPDATE 2-Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry accident -
* Parents blame government, say not enough help and information (Adds quotes, updates rescue effort)
India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength -
BANGALORE (Reuters) - India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls during a week of fresh blows for the ruling Congress party and gains for the Hindu nationalist opposition.
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