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Serbian pilgrims carry crosses during Good Friday in Jerusalem Friday, April 18, 2014, as Christians commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Mideast Peace   Photos   Religious Freedom   UN   Wikipedia: Freedom of religion
 The Observer 
Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem find their path to the Via Dolorosa is an ever harder road
Sun 20 Apr 2014
Pilgrims wait with crosses near the third Station of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City on Good Friday 2014. Photograph: Peter Beaumont for the Observer The limestone stairs of the... (photo: AP / Dusan Vranic)
The body of a passenger aboard the Sewol ferry which sank in the water off the southern coast, is carried by rescue workers upon its arrival at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Maritime Disaster   Photos   Rescue Operation   S. Korea Ferry Sinking   Wikipedia: 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing
 Lexington Herald-Leader 
Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry
Sun 20 Apr 2014
MOKPO, South Korea — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a... (photo: AP / Lee Jin-man)
File - Officers from the UNMISS Japanese contingent providing water to civilians that seek refuge in UN House, the UNMISS compound on the Southwestern outskirts of Juba, South Sudan.  Al Jazeera  Sat 19 Apr 2014
Attack on S Sudan UN base may be 'war crime'
The United Nations Security Council has said an attack on a UN base in South Sudan which killed at least 58 people and injured 100 others may "constitute a war crime". A mob of... (photo: UN)
Photos   S Sudan   UN   War Crime   Wikipedia: Ethnic violence in South Sudan (2011–present)
South Korean frogmen talk at each other as they search passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014.  New Straits/Business Times  Sat 19 Apr 2014
S. Korea Ferry Incident: Anger mounts when bodies found trapped inside ferry
JINDO/MOKPO (South Korea): Angry relatives of more than 200 people, mostly children, missing inside a sunken South Korea ferry demanded authorities act now to raise the vessel and hit out at... (photo: AP / Lee Jin-man)
Maritime Disaster   Photos   Rescue Operation   S Korea   Wikipedia: 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing
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File - President Barack Obama and members of the American delegation, including National Security Advisor General Jim Jones, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Bill Burns, and NSC Senior Director for Russian Affairs Mike McFaul, meet with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009. The Times of India Sat 19 Apr 2014
How the US made its Vladimir Putin problem worse
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: In September 2001, as the US reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's... (photo: White House / Pete Souza)
Photos   US Foreign Policy   Ukraine Crisis   Vladimir Putin   Wikipedia: 2014 Ukrainian revolution
Lee Joon-seok, center, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, leaves a court which issued his arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. BBC News Sat 19 Apr 2014
‘Sorry’ South Korea ferry captain details evacuation delay
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week said he delayed giving evacuation orders because he feared passengers would "drift away". Lee Joon-seok,... (photo: AP / Yonhap)
Maritime Disaster   Photos   Rescue Operation   S. Korea Ferry Sink   Wikipedia: 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, sitting in a wheelchair, waves as he arrives to vote in the presidential elections in Algiers, BBC News Fri 18 Apr 2014
Algeria's President Bouteflika wins fourth term
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote, the interior minister has said. The 77-year-old leader,... (photo: AP / Sidali Djarbou)
2014 Algeria election   Abdelaziz Bouteflika   Algeria   Photos
In this Thursday, May, 30 2013 file photo, Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, Nigeria's top military spokesman speaks during an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday, April 17, 2014 when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed. BBC News Fri 18 Apr 2014
Nigeria abductions: Military admits girls still missing
Nigeria's military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated. There has been... (photo: AP / Jon Gambrell)
Boko Haram   Nigerian Conflict   Photos   Terrorism in Nigeria   Wikipedia: Boko Haram
A buoy is towed by South Korea Navy boat to install to mark the sunken 6,852-ton ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. The Independent Fri 18 Apr 2014
South Korea ferry: Third officer 'had helm' say authorities investigating if sinking ship took 'drastic turn'
Authorities involved in the rescue operation for passengers on the South Korea ferry, which capsized with over 470 people on board, have said the captain of the ship gave... (photo: AP / Lee Jin-man)
Maritime Disaster   Photos   Rescue Operation   S Korea   Wikipedia: 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds a one-on-one discussion with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before the two joined with Ukrainian and European Union officials for four-way talks about Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 17, 2014. STL Today Fri 18 Apr 2014
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tension
GENEVA • Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in... (photo: US DoS)
EU   Photos   Russia US Relations   Ukraine Crisis   Wikipedia: 2014 Ukrainian revolution
Palestinians, hoping to cross into Egypt, wait at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on March 29, 2014. Egyptian authorities partially reopened Rafah border crossing, Gaza's main window to the world, on Saturday for three days after 50 days of closure. its Islamist rulers Hamas said. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN Al Jazeera Thu 17 Apr 2014
Israel and PLO swap blame for peace breakdown
-Ismat Mansour was only 16 years old when he was arrested and sentenced to 22 years in prison for complicity in killing an Israeli settler. At the time, the first... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Human Rights   Israel Palestine Conflict   Mideast Peace   Photos   Wikipedia: Israeli–Palestinian peace process


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