Ukraine peace talks negotiators agree to establish buffer zone

Sep 20, 2014

Ukraine peace talks negotiators agree to establish buffer zone

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine. The deal reached by representatives of Ukraine, ...

At least 500 African migrants missing after tragic shipwreck near Malta

Sep 15, 2014

At least 500 African migrants missing after tragic shipwreck near Malta

As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in what the International Organization for Migration described Monday as “the worst shipwreck in years.” Horrific details of the shipwreck near Malta, told to the International Organization ...

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

Sep 14, 2014

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eyeglasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far cry from the conquering hero ...

Sep 14, 2014

About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

Rescuers saved about 100 people Saturday night and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Coast guard Capt. Joseph Coyme said search and rescue efforts by air and sea ...

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

Sep 13, 2014

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

The United States and the European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow’s “unacceptable behavior” in Ukraine despite a fragile truce. Moscow responded by accusing its foes of seeking to derail the peace push aimed at halting ...

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by 'outside impacts'

Sep 9, 2014

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by 'outside impacts'

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. The report by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying ...

Sep 9, 2014

Man dies in suspected shark attack in Australia

A man was killed Tuesday in an apparent shark attack at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay on Australia’s east coast despite a beachgoer’s rescue attempt, police said. The beachgoer swam 15-20 meters (50-65 feet) from the shore of Clarkes Beach to retrieve ...

Second member of K-pop group dies from car crash injuries

Sep 7, 2014

Second member of K-pop group dies from car crash injuries

A second member of the South Korean band Ladies’ Code died from injuries sustained from a motor accident, her management said Sunday. Kwon Ri-sae, 23, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Suwon, just south of Seoul. She had been unconscious after undergoing hours ...