Thursday 24 April 2014

Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine kills 3

At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. The incident triggered a war of words between Mos


Malaysia plane turns back after tyre burst

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board turned back and landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Monday because one of the tyres on its main landing gear burst during takeoff, the airline said. Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said tyre debris was noticed on the runway at


Iran, powers to work on nuke draft next month

Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear programme at expert-level talks in New York next month, the official state news agency IRNA has reported. During the May 5-9 meeting, the P5+1 world powers and Iran will start &qu


World Cup: Fifa official's daughter 'got $3.35m'

A bank savings account of a 10-year-old daughter of a Fifa executive who helped to select 2018 and 2022 World Cup host nations received more than £2 million ($3.35 million), a Telegraph report said. Antonia Wigand Teixeira, the daughter of the Brazilian representativ


'Cheated' man kills Facebook lover

Facebook romance has resulted in the murder of an Indian woman by her angry 'virtual' lover, who committed suicide later, a report said. A 22-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh state's Muzaffarnagar shot dead his virtual girlfriend in Jabalpur, who he met on Facebook aft


5 killed in east Ukraine clash says TV

Russian state television reported on Sunday that five people were killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the report. Ukraine's Interior Ministry in Kie


Ferry captain's detention extended as toll mounts

South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of an accident that may claim more than 300 lives. The ferry, the Sewol, was


Iran waters down 200 kg of enriched uranium

Iran said it had completed watering down and converting more than 200 kilograms (440 lb) of enriched uranium under a deal reached in Geneva last November with world powers over its disputed nuclear programme. "Based on the agreement with the West, we were supposed to have ha


7.8 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 was recorded off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), hit 68 km southwest of Panguna. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami warning was in effect for


US plane at airport leased to Ghana: Iran

Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana's presidential office and carrying a business delegation from the African nation. The New York Times reported on Thursday that a plane owned by the Bank of Utah was parked in Me

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