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Nigerian military retracts claim

In an embarrassing blow to its perception from an increasingly skeptical public, the Nigerian military Thursday retracted a report that nearly all the 129 school girls kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants had been released.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 5:35 pm

Earthquake strikes Mexico

According to the USGS, the quake measured 7.5 magnitude and was centered north of Acapulco.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 5:33 pm

Pope Francis leads Good Friday service

Pope Francis on Friday evening was leading a service at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican to mark Good Friday, the most solemn day in the Christian calendar.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 5:19 pm

Mother slaps, forgives son's killer

An Iranian mother slaps and then forgives her 17-year old son's murderer in dramatic scenes at the gallows.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:26 pm

Africa's Oprah?

Oprah, if you're reading this, for goodness sake return this woman's calls. Ask your assistants if there's a box of yellowing fax messages lying around somewhere in Harpo Studios -- she sent you one daily for a while.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 1:40 pm

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Probing Egypt's most powerful agencies, a state corruption watchdog faces heavy backlash

Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:48 pm

7.2 earthquake hits near Acapulco, Mexico

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:16 pm

South Korean ferry captain taken into custody; rescued school official found hanged

The captain of a South Korean ferry carrying 475 passengers that sank on Wednesday -- killing 28 and leaving 270 missing — arrived in court late Friday night to face a prosecutor’s request for his formal arrest.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:05 pm

Algeria's ailing president crushes opposition with landslide win, opposition cries foul

Algerian officials say President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:47 pm

Ukraine's crisis: how it developed and where it is heading

An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:29 pm

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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.

Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:59 pm

South Korea Ferry Survivors Comforted in Devastated Town

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

Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:13 pm

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.

Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:13 pm

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.

Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:57 pm

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.

Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:42 pm

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