Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 459 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.
Pretoria (AFP) - The prosecution on Wednesday derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died.
Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela's government and opposition reported progress Tuesday in a new round of talks aimed at ending two months of deadly protests that have rocked the oil-rich nation.
Kim Dotcom has said on Twitter that the New Zealand High Court has ruled he should get back assets which have been held since his arrest in January 2012.
Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's defence ministry said on Wednesday that pro-Russian militants had taken two of its soldiers "hostage" in the separatist eastern region of Lugansk.
Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's Western-backed prime minister on Wednesday accused Russia of erecting a new "Berlin Wall" that threatened European security.
Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's security service said on Wednesday it had intercepted communications showing that Russian commanders in the separatist east had issued pro-Kremlin militants "shoot-to-kill" orders after Kiev launched an operation to oust them.
Sydney (AFP) - Britain's Prince William and wife Kate charmed a welcoming crowd at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as they began the Australian leg of a tour Down Under with baby Prince George.
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - About 20 pro-Russian protesters armed with Kalashnikov rifles entered the mayor's office in Ukraine's eastern industrial city of Donetsk, an AFP correspondent reported.
Boston (AFP) - Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.
Manila (AFP) - The Philippines said Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead.
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