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Putin Plays Risky Game, Using Ukraine Crisis for Political Gain, Ex-Analyst says

Vladimir Putin is playing a dangerous geopolitical game by using the Ukraine crisis to try to shore up political support among ultra-nationalist Russians nostalgic for the Soviet era, according to a former U.S.

Target Area Search for Jet May Be Finished in Days: Report

SYDNEY - Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 told Reuters on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days.A U.S.

'I Am Sorry': Ferry Captain Explains Delay in Evacuation

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, apologized Saturday as he was led off to jail in handcuffs after his arrest.

Divers Spot Three Bodies in Sunken South Korean Ferry

Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin on Saturday but were unable to retrieve them, the coastguard said, hours after the ship's captain was arrested.

Avalanche Leads to Deadliest Day in Mt. Everest's History

An avalanche that swept down the dangerous slopes of Mount Everest killed at least 13 Nepalese Sherpas.

South Korea Ferry Captain Arrested

The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry, now under arrest and facing five charges, was reportedly among the first to abandon ship.

Who Is Behind Letters Ordering Ukraine Jews to Register?

The crisis in Ukraine shows no signs of letting up and it’s still unclear who’s responsible for the anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Donetsk.

Boston Marathon: A Social Media Manhunt

How the Boston Marathon bombing rocked Twitter and Reddit.

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mexico

A 7.2 earthquake struck near Acapulco and could be felt all the way to Mexico City.

Filipinos Rebuild Lives Five Months After Typhoon

A man stands in front of a large ship grounded by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, on Friday.People continue to rebuild their lives five months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the coast on Nov. 8, 2013, leaving more than 6000 dead and many more homeless.

Is Havana Condom Shortage Overblown?

HAVANA, Cuba -- Despite published reports about a shortage of condoms in Cuba, a majority of Havana drugstores were carrying the prophylactics, according to NBC News.

Risk of Death Doesn't Stop Everest Climbers

If climbers eyeing Mount Everest were intimidated by the possibility of death, they would have stopped a long time ago.Instead, they keep coming, in growing numbers, in defiance of the danger –- and often because of it.

South Korean Ferry Captain Taken Into Custody

The captain of the sunken ferry in South Korea was taken into custody Friday and is facing five charges, including criminal negligence.Captain Lee Joon-seok, 68, is also charged with abandoning the ship, negligence, causing bodily injury and not seeking rescue from other ships.

Captain of South Korean Ferry in Custody

The captain of the sunken ferry in South Korea was taken into custody Friday and is facing five charges, including criminal negligence.The remaining charges include abandoning the ship, negligence, causing bodily injury and not seeking rescue from other ships.

Russian Supporters Defy Geneva Deal in Ukraine

Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

Helicopters Carry Mount Everest Avalanche Survivors

Survivors involved in an avalanche that killed least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers are flown in for medical care.

Russia-Ukraine Deal Faces Plenty of Obstacles

The diplomats have a deal on Ukraine. Whether it sticks is very much in doubt.

South Korea Ferry Survivors Comforted in Devastated Town

ANSAN, South Korea — White-gowned teens rescued from the doomed South Korean ferry were comforted by dozens of classmates in a hospital near the capital on Friday.

Deadly Avalanche Icefall Looms Over Everest Base Camp

NBC News engineer Stewart Scanlon was at a base camp Friday on Mount Everest working on a project for NBC and the Discovery Channel when an avalanche swept down a slope, killing at least 13 Sherpa guides in the mountain's deadliest disaster.

Russian Military Remains Encamped Along Ukrainian Border: Official

Russian military forces haven’t budged from the border of eastern Ukraine despite an international pact meant to quell unrest in the fragile region, U.S. Defense officials said.

Powerful 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes in Mexico

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico Friday morning, shaking buildings across a large swath of the country, but officials said there were no immediate reports of damage.The quake struck around 9:28 a.m. local time (10:28 a.m.

Did South Korea Ferry's Turn Cause Deadly Sinking?

The investigation into the South Korea ship disaster focused Friday on a sharp turn the vessel made, as one expert warned that a design weakness common to car ferries likely contributed to the sudden sinking.

7.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes in Mexico

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico Friday morning, shaking buildings across a large swath of the country, but officials said there were no immediate reports of damage.The quake struck around 9:28 a.m. local time (10:28 a.m.

Where's Ukraine? 84 Percent of Americans Don't Know, Survey Says

At the end of March, the Washington Post asked a sample of 2,066 Americans (fielded via Survey Sampling International) what action they wanted to take in Ukraine. In addition, the poll asked respondents to locate Ukraine on a map. How did it work?

Chilean President Visits Fire-Ravaged Town

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet visits neighborhood leveled by fire in Valparaiso.

Christians Mark Good Friday Around the World

Christians commemorated the crucifixion with solemn processions and dramatic re-enactments.

Letters Order Jews in East Ukraine to Register

NBC’s Jim Maceda brings you the latest from Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine, where official-looking letters are being circulated, demanding Jews register with the government, or risk losing their citizenship.

Osama Bin Laden Honored With Library at Pakistan School

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A seminary run by a fiery Muslim cleric has named a library after Osama bin Laden.Abdul Qadir, a spokesman for Maulana Abdul Aziz, confirmed that the all-girls madrassa in Pakistan's capital had recognized the slain al Qaeda leader "in honor of his martyrdom.

Police Clash With Student Protesters in Venezuela

Riot police in Venezuela fire tear gas on student protesters out on the streets of Caracas as anti-government demonstrations rage on in the divided South American nation.

State Secret Revealed: Toxins Taint One-Fifth of China Farmland

The report adds to widespread doubts about the safety of China's farm produce.


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