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Photos: Hundreds missing as South Korean ferry capsizes

Montreal Gazette - ‎3 hours ago‎
A multi-storey ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters.

Nigerian military says most of abducted schoolgirls freed

The Star Online - ‎45 minutes ago‎
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants, and were continuing the search for eight students still missing.

Arrest Prompts Changes To Boston Marathon Security

CBS Local - ‎4 minutes ago‎
BOSTON (CBS) - Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says patrols will be stepped up because of Tuesday night's incident. Evans doesn't want another incident like Tuesday night, when a man with a history of psychological problems with a rice ...

Full lunar eclipse delights Americas

Financial Express - ‎6 hours ago‎
SummarySky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.

Group Rejects Outcome Of Kwara PDP Congress

Leadership Newspapers - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Freedom Group in the Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result of the State Congress declared on Wednesday by the Barnabas Gemade electoral committee.

Agency Warns Nigerians Of flooding, Calls For Preparation

CHANNELS - ‎1 hour ago‎
flooding-in-the-Northern-Part-of-Nigeria The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned that without adequate sensitisation and preparation Nigeria may witness another flood disaster this year.

Nigeria's President Calls Special Meeting to Address Violence

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has summoned his National Security Council to a Thursday meeting in Abuja, after suspected militants carried out a string of deadly attacks and abducted more than 100 school girls.

EFCC Vs Fani-Kayode Trial Stalled As Keyemo Is Absent In Court

CHANNELS - ‎3 hours ago‎
PHOTO by The absence of the prosecuting counsel, Mr Festus Keyamo, on Wednesday stalled the trial of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on allegations of laundering about a hundred million Naira.

Two decades after its genocide, Rwanda has been reborn

The Daily Star - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Twenty years ago this month, the genocide against Rwanda's Tutsis, the most brutally efficient killing spree in history, began.

Broke UN Agency Warns Of Catastrophic Situation In Central African Republic

Huffington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
An anti-Balaka Christian militiaman mans a mobile checkpoint near Sibut, some 200kms (140 miles) northeast of Bangui, Central African Republic, Friday April 11, 2014.

ANC lobbies debate Zuma's 2017 successor

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Although Jacob Zuma supporters are trying to secure the presidency for Cyril Ramaphosa, there is a group that wants Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to return.

SABC political bias will backfire

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Those on the SABC's board and in management don't see their role as a buffer between politicians and journalists but as cheerleaders of the ANC.

Chief Warden Shot in Africa's Oldest National Park

National Geographic
47 minutes ago
Written by
Clark Howard
Belgian Emmanuel de Merode was ambushed in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo of Emmanuel De Merode.

Four-way talks on Ukraine's multiple identity

Deutsche Welle - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Talks between Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the US in Geneva are set to deescalate the crisis in Ukraine. But it seems unlikely that international diplomacy will resolve questions over Ukraine's national identity.

Algeria police violently disperse election protest

Fox News - ‎4 hours ago‎
ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian police violently dispersed an attempt by opposition activists to stage a protest in the capital against the president's running for a fourth term in Thursday's elections.

NSE index edges up by 0.47%

The Punch - ‎Apr 15, 2014‎
Trading activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange closed on a positive note on Tuesday, reversing losses made in the previous session.

Niger Delta: Int'l Oil Firms Insensitive To Plight Of Oil Producing Communities ...

CHANNELS - ‎Apr 15, 2014‎
Oil spill Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has berated international oil companies over what he referred to as, 'insensitivity to the plight of oil producing communities in the Niger Delta.

City of Waterloo commits to BES10 and BlackBerry - ‎1 hour ago‎
The success of BlackBerry's transition to an enterprise services company lies partially in its ability to convince organizations to adopt BES10 as their enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution of choice.

Tough luck, Facebook: Google acquires solar-powered drone maker Titan ...

Firstpost - ‎Apr 15, 2014‎
Looks like Facebook's plans to get Internet-delivering drones on board has come up against a slight obstacle: Google. Google has beaten the world's largest social network to purchase solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the search giant ramps ...

Smartphone Kill Switch Gets Breath of Life

TechNewsWorld - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Wireless companies have bowed to the inevitability of a smartphone kill switch and decided it would be better to do it their way than wait for lawmakers to impose the requirement.

Activists call on British government to deport African exorcist

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
CANTERBURY, England - A Pentecostal preacher who claims to deliver people from witchcraft is a danger to children and should be deported from England, activists say.

Court Dissolves Marriage Over Wife's Alleged Penchant For Lying

Leadership Newspapers - ‎8 hours ago‎
An Ilorin Area Court on Wednesday dissolved the three-year-old marriage between one Yusuf Usman and his wife, Mulikat, over the latter's alleged penchant for lying.

NFF denies putting pressure on Keshi over World Cup list

Nigerian Bulletin - ‎Apr 15, 2014‎
rsz_pic_9_media_chat_on_nigeria-ethiopia_world_cup_qualifier_in_abuja The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) have denied reports that they mandated Super Eagles coach,Stephen Keshi to compulsorily present a 35-man provisional list for the 2014 FIFA ...

Copa del Bale: Welshman's brilliance crowns Madrid kings of Spain
9 minutes ago
Written by
Peter Staunton
As the rest withered it was Gareth Bale who bloomed late. Tidy play from Isco and Fabio Coentrao in the 85th minute released the Welshman from the traps and into a race up the touchline with Marc Bartra.

MPs warn of invasion by non-native plant and animal species - ‎7 hours ago‎
London: The government must introduce new legal powers to tackle plant and animal species that are invading Britain at a rate never seen before, a committee of MPs has warned.

SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA for new Era of ...

Universe Today
8 minutes ago
Written by
Ken Kremer
NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, left, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana announce that NASA just signed a lease agreement with SpaceX of Hawthorne, Calif.

Blood Moon

Patterson Irrigator - ‎49 minutes ago‎
04-15-14--Watchers of the night sky who stayed up late enough were treated to a spectacular display of color from the Earth's nearest celestial companion as the "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse took place.

Study: Air Pollution Over Asia Found to Impact Global Weather

Voice of America (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Cars drive on the Three Ring Road amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Jason Lee). Researchers from Texas, California and Washington recently compared air pollution data provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

Airtel concludes free eye screening exercise in adopted schools

WorldStage - ‎7 hours ago‎
Optometrist, Dr. Osi Ogberaha (left) examining the eyes of Primary Six Pupil of St. John s Primary School, Lamina Sodiq while Optometrist, Dr.

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Scientists say that the Ebola (ee-BOH'-lah) virus that has killed scores of people this year in Guinea (GIH'-nee) is a new strain.

SEE IT: Romanian construction worker recovers from losing half his head after ...

New York Daily News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Doctors managed to save Elvis Romeo Lingura, 24, after his skull was shattered, but he still needs an expensive prosthetic to protect his brain properly.
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