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20m fall: At least 16 dead at S. Korea concert as grate caves in (PHOTOS)
At least 16 people have been killed at a K-pop concert south of Seoul after falling 20 meters through a concrete shaft into an underground parking area when a ventilation grate collapsed.

17.10.2014 12:44

Active volcanoes near Japan nuclear reactor are safety threat – panel
A Japanese volcanologist has refuted early claims that two nuclear reactors stationed near a hotbed of volcanic activity were safe, stating that it is impossible to predict an eruption accurately outside the time span of a few days.

17.10.2014 11:14

‘Difficult, full of disagreements’: No breakthrough in Milan talks on Ukraine crisis
The talks on the Ukrainian crisis, where the presidents of Russia and Ukraine have met with their European counterparts, have resulted in “no breakthrough,” according to Chancellor Merkel, but were still labeled “positive” by most participants.

17.10.2014 08:39

Philippine fury at US Marine’s hate crime against transgender Filipino
Philippine activists have burned a US flag as they protested at the Manila embassy on Tuesday after what they termed a hate crime committed by a US Marine against a transgender Filipino. Activists demand the Marine be handed over.

14.10.2014 13:17

Ultra-fast new batteries can recharge 70 percent in two minutes
Scientists in Singapore have designed a highly durable battery that can also be recharged 20 times faster than current models. The development is expected to be the next big advance in energy – and could be a boon for electric car users.

13.10.2014 23:48

Caspian Summit: Successful cooperation in 'oasis of peace'
One of the biggest achievements of the Caspian Summit was the considerable progress made in preparing the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea.

07.10.2014 16:14

Ebola: Evolution of an epidemic (INTERACTIVE MAP)
Spreading from the heart of West Africa to the cowboy capital of the world, the ongoing Ebola epidemic shows no sign of abating. Hitting half a dozen countries in as many months, here’s a brief timeline of the worst public health crisis in modern times.

05.10.2014 13:28

‘Internal affair’: Beijing warns foreign countries not to meddle in Hong Kong
China’s foreign minister made it clear Beijing would not allow other countries to meddle into its ‘internal affairs’, responding in this way to US Secretary of State’s call for Beijing to grant Hong Kong the “highest possible degree of autonomy.”

02.10.2014 05:40

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings if city chief doesn’t quit
Student leaders of the pro-reform protests in Hong Kong have come up with an ultimatum to the city’s chief, saying if he doesn’t step down they’ll start storming government buildings.

01.10.2014 11:21

Aral Sea: How one of world's largest lakes turned into ship cemetery (VIDEOS)
The basin of Kazakhstan’s Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, is now completely dry. The history of the sea, which derived its name from a Kyrgyz word meaning “Sea of Islands,” is revealed in a series of 10 videos.

30.09.2014 16:32

Tens of thousands up all night: Massive protests light up Hong Kong skyline (PHOTOS)
Hong Kong is witnessing one of the city's largest rallies in decades, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to join a protest movement, widely known as #OccupyCentral, demanding election reform.

30.09.2014 17:20

Afghan political transition: A quick fix solution or a long-term answer to regional stability?
As Afghanistan gets its new President in the so-called democratic power transfer, South Asia is eagerly calculating the possible fallout over the stability of the entire region.

30.09.2014 12:38

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