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  • Russia Promises Response If ‘Interests’ Attacked In Ukraine

    Russia Promises Response If ‘Interests’ Attacked In Ukraine

    Russia on Wednesday promised a response if its interests come under attack in Ukraine. It also accused the United States and Ukraine of distorting an agreement last week to calm the crisis there. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the government-controlled TV channel Russia Today, “If our interests, our legitimate interests, the interests of Russians have been attacked directly … I do not see any other way but to respond in full accordance with international law. Source:

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  • Can U.S. Gas Save Europe?

    Can U.S. Gas Save Europe?

    Regardless of how Russia’s foray into Ukraine finally works out, these last few weeks have offered a stark reminder of Europe’s desperate need to diversify its energy options. Although Russia has stopped short of halting gas deliveries to Ukraine or the rest of Europe, the threat remains real and worthy of concern. Russia currently supplies about a quarter of the continent’s natural gas demand, with a third of that flowing through Ukrainian transmission lines. Source: wochit news

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  • ‘Object Of Interest’ Found During MH370 Search

    ‘Object Of Interest’ Found During MH370 Search

    Nearly seven weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, authorities in Australia say they’ve found an “object of interest.” Source: Newsy

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  • Stowaway’s Footprints: Photos May Show Evidence Of Teen

    Stowaway’s Footprints: Photos May Show Evidence Of Teen

    Newly published photos show what could be the footprints of the California teenager who climbed into the wheel well of a Boeing 767 and survived a flight across the ocean to Hawaii. The photos, purporting to show footprints on an airplane tire and on the doors of a landing-gear compartment, were published by NBC affiliate KHNL in Honolulu and other Hawaii media outlets. Authorities said that the boy, 15, hopped a fence at the airport in San Jose, Calif. ,

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  • S. Korea Ferry Toll Hits 156 As Search Gets Tougher

    S. Korea Ferry Toll Hits 156 As Search Gets Tougher

    As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching a new, more complicated phase, with an official saying divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. Source: wochit news

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  • Russia Issues New Warning to Ukraine, and More

    Russia Issues New Warning to Ukraine, and More

    What’s News: Russian Foreign Minister issues a new warning to Ukraine. JetBlue pilots vote to unionize. Environmental group threatens to sue farmers for endangering fish due to heavy use of Rio Grande’s waters. Simon Constable reports. Photo: AP Source: The Wall Street Journal

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  • Broken Fingers Reveal South Korea Ferry Victims’ Escape Bids

    Broken Fingers Reveal South Korea Ferry Victims’ Escape Bids

    Local media reported that many of the children’s bodies recovered from the sunken South Korea ferry in the past two days had broken fingers – suggesting the victims had frantically tried to climb walls or floors to escape in their final moments. Divers continued to swim though dark, cold waters into the submerged Sewol Wednesday, feeling for bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks. We have to touch everything with our hands,” said diver

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  • Missing Jet Clue Or More Trash?

    Missing Jet Clue Or More Trash?

    Another turn in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — what looked like sheet metal with rivets that washed ashore on the coast of Australia — appears destined to be another false lead. Australian authorities said Wednesday that they were examining the material, and it was promising enough that Malaysian investigators alerted the families of the Chinese passengers on the flight. Everything spotted in the ocean has turned out to be shipping debris or garbage. Source: wochit news

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  • Obama, Japan’s Abe dine at venerable sushi restaurant

    Obama, Japan’s Abe dine at venerable sushi restaurant

    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dine at Tokyo’s 10-seat Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant where the chef famously discourages chatting during the meal. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) Source: Reuters News

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  • No Air Pockets Found On Ferry; Hope For Survivors Fades

    No Air Pockets Found On Ferry; Hope For Survivors Fades

    Divers have searched the third and fourth floors of the sunken ferry Sewol and reported no air pockets remain. The confirmed death toll stands at 150. Source: Newsy

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  • Spoon-bending Psychic Geller Helps Israelis Defy Disasters

    Spoon-bending Psychic Geller Helps Israelis Defy Disasters

    Celebrity psychic Uri Geller is the beaming new face of Israeli disaster-readiness, starring in army-sponsored TV and Internet advertisements on how to take shelter from missile attacks or earthquakes. Launched on Wednesday, the campaign marks Geller’s return to his native country from Britain and aims to keep Israelis vigilant, though public fears of any imminent war with Iran, Syria or Lebanese and Palestinian guerrillas have receded. Geller told Reuters “I decided to do something else, to save lives and help

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  • Justin Bieber — Latest Social Media Snafu Offends Billions

    Justin Bieber — Latest Social Media Snafu Offends Billions

    Justin Bieber has once again managed to offend people via social media … this time posting a photo of himself visiting a controversial Japanese war shrine … mistaking it for a place of prayer. Bieber posted (and then quickly deleted) the photo of himself and a friend standing in front of the Yasukuni Shrine , with the caption “Thank you for your blessings.” I love you China and I love you Japan.” It was just a year ago Bieber made

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