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Firefighters find black box on still-burning ferry

January 3, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Italian Prosecutor Ettore Cardinali talks with journalist outside the Norman Atlantic ferry after that has been towed into the port of Brindisi, southern Italy, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. The blaze that broke out Sunday and torched the ferry has killed at least 11 people and authorities prepared to search it for possible more dead. Italy [&hellip...

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US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

January 3, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, cars enter and depart from Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot in Culver City, Calif. The U.S. is imposing sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment....

‘A living hell’ for slaves on remote South Korean islands

January 1, 2015 • World NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 24, 2014 image taken from a video footage released by Guro Police, Kim Seong-baek stands on the deck of a boat leaving Sinui Island, South Korea. The August sun beat down on the shallow, sea-fed fields where Kim was forced to work without pay,...

Weather worries remain in hunt for AirAsia plane

January 1, 2015 • World NewsComments Off

Members of the National Search And Rescue Agency carry a coffin containing the body of one of the victims on board the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501 to transfer to Surabaya at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Searchers were...

Australian’s family hope Egypt will deport him

January 1, 2015 • World NewsComments Off

Staff members of Al-Jazeera International work at the news studio in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. An Egyptian appeals court ordered a retrial Thursday in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists held for over a year, overturning the ruling in...

Better weather allows AirAsia search to resume

January 1, 2015 • World NewsComments Off

National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) personnel carry the body of a victim on board the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501, from a helicopter upon arrival at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. The weather improved as the search...

35 killed, 46 injured in Shanghai stampede

January 1, 2015 • World NewsComments Off

A relative speaks to journalists at a hospital where those injured by a stampede are being treated in Shanghai, China, Thursday Jan. 1, 2015. Dozens died in a stampede during New Year’s celebrations in downtown Shanghai, city officials said – the...

Ghost town: As Lithuania joins euro, concern over emigration

January 1, 2015 • World NewsComments Off

Bank staff fill a cash machine with euro currency in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday. Dec. 30, 2014, as preparations continue for the currency swap-over. Political leaders are hoping that joining the euro on Jan. 1 will help Lithuania distance itself further from...

AirAsia’s brash CEO in spotlight after jet disappears

December 30, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In an Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Fernandes is more than just the CEO of AirAsia: He’s the brash personality and cheerleader-like...

Cuba-US detente upends life for Cuban dissidents

December 30, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Members of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White participate in a demonstration in Havana, Cuba, Sunday Dec. 28, 2014. Less than two weeks after it was announced, the U.S.-Cuba detente is already upending the civil society Obama hopes to strengthen. The...