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Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

A woman offers prayer with candlelight for the missing passengers of a sunken ferry at Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea’s southern coast, likely with...
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Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva Thursday,...
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3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

A Ukrainian soldier is seen in a tank of the Ukrainian Army, as they are blocked by people on their way to the town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over...
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Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva Thursday,...
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Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine a...
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Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

A relative of a passenger aboard a sunken ferry weeps at a port in Jindo, South Korea, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for more than 280 passengers still missing a day after their...

Nigeria: Fate of 100+ abducted girls unknown

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria’s military that almost all the students were free. “Up till...
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Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

South Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for more than...

Nigeria: principal denies kidnapped students free

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The principal of a northeastern Nigerian school said she cannot confirm a military report that more than 100 female students kidnapped by Islamic militants are free. Asabe Kwambura tells The Associated Press that only 14 of the 129 abducted...
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Putin hopes no need to send troops to Ukraine

El presidente ruso Vladimir Putin hace declaraciones en la residencia de Novo-Ogaryovo en las afueras de Moscú, Rusia, el lunes 14 de abril de 2014. Putin consideró el jueves 17 “tonterías” las aseveraciones de que su país está involucrado en la revuelta pro rusa...