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South Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Fears rose Thursday for the fate of more than 280 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea. KOREA OUTPhoto:...
Source : News Times | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Mexico City, April 17 (IANS/EFE) The mayor of Apatzingan, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, was arrested for allegedly having links to organised crime groups, while the mayor of Tacambaro city was detained on theft charges, state prosecutors said Wednesday.Uriel Chavez Mendoza, the mayor of Apatzingan, was arrested on extortion charges for allegedly intimidating three councilmen in...
Source : News Track India | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Ukrainian lieutenant colonel and a pro-russian activist discuss a retreat of the Ukranian military's armored personnel carrier from Donetsk to the base in Dnipropetrovsk.A Ukrainian lieutenant colonel and a pro-russian activist discuss a retreat of theA Ukrainian lieutenant colonel and a pro-russian activist discuss a retreat of the Ukranian military's armored personnel carrier from Donetsk to the...
Source : Bloomberg | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Conservationist Emmanuel de Merode shot after trying to protect gorillas in CongoEnvironmentalists around the world have condemned the shooting of a Belgian conservationist who has struggled to protect Africa's mountain gorillas in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.Emmanuel de Merode, director of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo's war scarred North Kiv...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Raipur, April 17 (IANS) Balloting for three Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh began Thursday, officials said.Over four million electors, including two million women, are eligible to vote in the second round of polling in the state. As many as 50 candidates...
Source : News Track India | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
- AUSTRALIAN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES - down 1.5 cents, or 2.65 per cent, at 55 centsAustralian Pharmaceutical Industries is writing down the value of some of its assets by $131 million.Electronics retailer Dick Smith has recorded a slight lift in group third quarter sales, as growth in its Australian operations offset a decline in its New Zealand business.Bank of New Zealand's head of its busine...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
founder and director of collapsed broking house Sonray Capital Markets has been jailed over his part in the company's downfall.Russell Andrew Johnson, of Toorak, admitted using client funds to pay Sonray's ongoing costs, as well as siphoning money into his family's bank accounts.Johnson was sentenced in the Victorian Supreme Court on Thursday to six-and-a-half years in jail with a non-parole perio...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Deputy Liberal NSW leader Jillian Skinner has stepped down from her role and says she's supporting Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian to replace her."Following discussions with my colleague Gladys Berejiklian, I have decided to step down as deputy leader of the NSW Liberal Party at this afternoon's party meeting," she said in a statement on Thursday."I will be strongly supporting Glady...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Slavyansk (Ukraine): Russia and the US traded barbs Wednesday ahead of high-level talks on the crisis in Ukraine as a military operation ordered by Kiev to oust pro-Moscow separatists in its eastern regions collapsed.A concerned NATO said it was deploying more forces in eastern Europe and called for Russia to stop "destabilising" the former Soviet republic, which has been in deep turmoil since the...
Source : Zeenews | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, centre, arrives at the site of a bus attack in Abuja.The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were taken to a stronghold of the Islamist group, parents say, as the military confirmed 129 students had been abducted.Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade, who had earlier given the figure of those kidnapped in north-eastern Borno state late on Monday,...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Electronics retailer Dick Smith has recorded a slight lift in group third quarter sales, as growth in its Australian operations offset a decline in its New Zealand business.Dick Smith recorded group like-for-like sales of $280 million for the three months to March 30, up one per cent from a year ago, although sales were down 2.7 per cent for the year to date.The retailer's Australian oper...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
dollar is higher in quiet trade ahead of the Easter long weekend.At 1200 AEST on Thursday, the local unit was at 93.71 US cents, up from 93.64 cents on Wednesday.FXCM market analyst David de Ferranti said the Australian dollar got a boost from US economic data overnight and indications from US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that the Federal Funds rate will remain at its near zero level for qui...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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