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S. Korean Police Arrest Captain of Doomed Ferry
Saturday, April 19, 2014
South Korean police have formally arrested the captain and two crew members of a doomed ferry, on charges of deserting their passengers shortly after the vessel capsized Wednesday and sank. Investigators allege the 69-year-old captain failed to carry out his duty to protect passengers when, according to witnesses, he was one of the first to leave the sinking ship. The ferry Sewol went down off the southwestern island of Jindo with 476 people on board. Twenty-nine people are confirmed dead,... (Full Story)

Search Resumes for Missing Sherpa Avalanche Victims
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Sherpas assisted by helicopters have resumed the search for four men missing after a massive avalanche that killed at least 12 Nepali guides early Friday.An estimated 100 climbers on Mount Everest are reported still stranded Saturday above the site of the avalanche. Three Sherpa guides were injured in what is believed to be the worst-ever climbing disaster on the world's tallest peak. Nepal's Tourism Ministry said the Sherpas, renowned for their climbing skills, set out to fix... (Full Story)

CAR - Unjustified criminal proceedings against three journalists
Friday, April 18, 2014
Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is worried by the criminal proceedings that the CAR authorities have initiated against three journalists and urges the media and the transitional authorities to defuse the tension in their relations. Last week, two newspaper editors were arrested and taken before a judge on charges of libelling President Catherine Samba Panza in articles. They are now being held in Bangui prison. A warrant was issued for the arrest of a third journalist, who is on the run. The (...) (Full Story)

Iran - Many detainees beaten during police search of Evin prison
Friday, April 18, 2014
Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns yesterday's grave violations of the rights of political prisoners in Tehran's Evin prison. Around 100 riot police, accompanied by Revolutionary Guards and Intelligence Ministry officials in civilian dress, began a major inspection of the cells in Section 350, where political prisoners are held, at around 9 a.m. yesterday. According to relatives, when the prisoners objected to this irregular search and stayed in their cells to monitor their (...) (Full Story)

Sri Lanka - Tamil journalist attacked
Friday, April 18, 2014
Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders joins its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS), in condemning an attack on Sivagnanam Selvatheepan, a journalist who freelances for Tamil media, near the northern city of Jaffna on the night of 14 April. Another Tamil journalist attacked in tightly-guarded Jaffna A 29-year old freelance Tamil journalist has been attacked by unknown men wearing helmets in the tightly guarded Northern Jaffna peninsula last evening (April 14). (...) (Full Story)

Russia - Will the Russian Internet soon be under complete control?
Friday, April 18, 2014
Reporters without borders
A package of bills meant to reinforce the fight against terrorism is to go before the Russian parliament for second reading today. They include a telecommunications bill that was much changed in committee on 15 April. If it is adopted in its present form, blogs and social networks with more than 3,000 visits a day will be subject to requirements similar to news media and will have to register with Roskomnadzor, the communications oversight agency. “Including an Internet bill in an (...) (Full Story)

Selfies: Taking Photos of Yourself More Popular Than Ever
Friday, April 18, 2014
There’s a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. That may be especially true these days with the huge amount of what are called "selfies" on the Internet. This popular trend of taking a picture of yourself has become pervasive. The pope’s doing it, President Barack Obama’s doing it, and celebrities like singer Justin Bieber are doing it ALL the time. Selfies. “I think a lot of people link it to their identity that a selfie is capturing something that they can show... (Full Story)

Drone Diving to Record Level in Malaysian Plane Search
Friday, April 18, 2014
A U.S. Navy deep-seadrone is diving to unprecedented depths to scour a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner as the Malaysian government said it may use more remote-control submarines to help with the search. The Bluefin-21 and its "side scan" sonar has become the focal point of the search 2,000 kilometers [1,200 miles] west of the Australian city of Perth, where authorities believe Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 hit the ocean after... (Full Story)

Study: Immigrants Benefit NYC Economy, Quality of Life
Friday, April 18, 2014
New York has long been a magnet for immigrants looking for a better life. A new independent research study also shows that immigrants help the city thrive as well. Immigrants like those at a recent New York rally are an increasingly potent economic force. According to the Mayor’s office, immigrants make up more than 40 percent of the city’s population.   Taken together, those three million people would constitute the third largest city in America, says immigration commissioner... (Full Story)

South Sudan Officials Blame UN for Deadly Attack in Bor
Friday, April 18, 2014
Senior South Sudan government officials on Friday blamed United Nations peacekeepers for provoking a deadly attack on a U.N. compound in Bor by firing warning shots into the air to disperse a large group of armed civilians who had gathered outside the base. “You don’t stop a moving mob with gunshots if you know that they are armed," government spokesman Michael Makuei said. "In fact, it is this gunshot which provoked the situation," he said. A precise casualty toll... (Full Story)

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