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April 16, 2014 20:20
Mariupol, April 13, 2014.(Reuters / Stringer)
One dead, 12 injured as anti-govt protesters rally near Ukrainian military base - reports
One person was killed and twelve others injured by gunfire in a confrontation between anti-Maidan protesters and soldiers stationed at an Interior Ministry base in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the town’s website reported. 440
Men wearing military fatigues sit by a Russian flag and a white flag reading "People's volunteer corps of Donetsk" as they ride on an armoured personnel carrier (APC) in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 16, 2014. (AFP Photo) Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs in Slavyansk, refuse to ‘shoot at own people’ (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Dozens of army troops sent to the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk for an “anti-terrorist operation” refused to follow orders and surrendered their weapons and armored vehicles. Some troops openly voiced support for the eastern Ukrainians. 790
U.S. naval vessel "Monterey" leaves harbour to take part in Ukranian-NATO joint exercises in the the Black Sea port of Odessa June 15, 2011. (Reuters/Yevgeny Volokin) NATO to deploy ships, intensify Baltic & Mediterranean patrols 'due to Ukraine crisis'
NATO is strengthening its military presence in the Baltic and Mediterranean due to the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis. The organization is to deploy ships and intensified aerial patrols in the region. 358
This photo taken at sea some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo on April 16, 2014 shows coast guard members searching for passengers near a South Korean ferry (C) that capsized on its way to Jeju island from Incheon. (AFP Photo/DONG-A ILBO) S.Korean ship sinks: Hundreds feared dead in ferry boat disaster (PHOTOS)
At least six have been killed and the fate of over 280, many of whom high school students, remains unknown after a ferry capsized and sank off South Korean coast. A rescue operation is under way amid fears the death toll is likely to rise. 11
AFP Photo/Mahmud Al-Halabi Holy War‘like’: Islamic preachers using Facebook as call to jihad
Radical Islamic clerics have been using social media to try and increase support for jihad in Syria, which is “considered the most socially-mediated conflict in history,” a report by King’s College London states. 38
An image of four moons of Saturn passing in front of their parent planet in seen this image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope February 24, 2009 and released by NASA March 17, 2009. (Reuters/NASA) Saturn’s newborn: Scientists say planet’s ring may give birth to baby moon
Scientists believe a tiny satellite is emerging from the edge of Saturn’s ring system. A disturbance in the planet’s outer ring, called ‘Peggy,’ could grow into a separate icy moon – possibly the last one of its kind. 4
AFP Photo/Patrick Hertzog Democracy, human rights in Europe at its lowest since Cold War – Council of Europe head
The rule of law in Europe is going through its most severe crisis since the Cold War, a report by the continent’s top human rights and democracy watchdog warns. 16
Reuters / Kacper Pempel Nearly one million people relying on food handouts in UK
One of Britain’s largest food charities says that more than 900,000 people visited its food banks last year. The Wednesday report comes as 600 religious leaders urge the government to take action against the country's growing hunger problem. 11
Pro-Russia protesters gather in front of a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine April 11, 2014. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich) EU spy chief rules out Russian military presence in Ukraine
There is no large Russian military presence in East Ukraine, head of EU intelligence, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff, has said. The spy chief has dismissed multiple accusations from the West alleging Russian involvement in the unrest in the region. 141
Still from RT video Mad drifting by Ukrainian armored vehicle as anti-govt squads wave Russian flags (VIDEO)
Stunt driving in a potential war-zone. Soldiers who defected from the Ukrainian army with a convoy of armored transports saw the heavy booty put through its paces, after it was seized by local militias. 36
Men wearing military fatigues ride on armoured personnel carriers (APC) in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on April 16, 2014. (AFP Photo) Kiev military op in eastern Ukraine LIVE UPDATES
Kiev authorities have started a military operation against anti-government protesters in eastern Ukraine. Conflicting reports of casualties emerged after troops, with air and armored vehicle support, stormed areas occupied by the activists. 1286
Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP Aliens attack: Killer shrimps invade Britain while giant hornets approach
Alien wildlife species, such as killer shrimps and zebra mussels, are invading Britain at a rate never seen before, the UK parliament’s green watchdog warns. Meanwhile, giant Asian hornets that have caused six deaths in France are on their way to the UK. 25
Pro-independence protestors shout slogans in front of Catalonia's regional parliament as lawmakers voted inside, in Barcelona, January 16, 2014. (Reuters/Albert Gea) Catalonia ‘likely’ to remain in EU after referendum – report
​It would be “logical” for an independent Catalonia to be accepted into the EU, a pro-independence report has concluded. The EU Commission, however, argues that according to EU treaties an independent Catalonia would be ejected from the 28-nation bloc. 18
Reuters / Karl Plume French parliament bans genetically modified maize
France’s lower house of parliament passed a law Tuesday prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain that is adopted at EU level. 25

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