20 Killed in Raid on UN South Sudan Compound – Voice of America

New Vision20 Killed in Raid on UN South Sudan CompoundVoice of AmericaOfficials in South Sudan say gunmen have raided a United Nations compound housing 5,000 civilians and U.N. peacekeepers, killing at least 20 people and wounding 60. Officials say armed youths overran the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) … [Read more...]

Nigerian military retracts claim that nearly all abducted students were released – CNN

CNNNigerian military retracts claim that nearly all abducted students were releasedCNNKano, Nigeria (CNN) -- In an embarrassing blow to its perception from an increasingly skeptical public, the Nigerian military Thursday retracted a report that nearly all the 129 school girls kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants had been released.Nigerian state, army say most abducted schoolgirls still missingTimes of IndiaNigeria Fears Captive Girls Will Be Held as Sex SlavesNew York TimesFate of 115 schoolgirls still unclearHerald ScotlandWall Street Journalall 588 news articles … [Read more...]

Nearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinks – CBS News

CBS NewsNearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinksCBS NewsUpdated April 17, 2014, at 9:58 a.m. ET with police reportedly saying that text messages sent from the ferry had been faked. MOKPO, South Korea - Fears rose Thursday for the fate of 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto … [Read more...]

10 missing after avalanche on Mount Everest – CNN

CNN10 missing after avalanche on Mount EverestCNN(CNN) -- Up to 10 people were missing Friday after a high-altitude avalanche on Mt. Everest, a climbing company executive told CNN. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay smile after descending from Mount Everest in 1953. The pair were the first climbers to … [Read more...]

Pope Francis takes feet-washing ritual to the disabled – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldPope Francis takes feet-washing ritual to the disabledSydney Morning HeraldVatican City: Pope Francis, starting four packed days culminating in Easter, said the Catholic Church must always be a refuge for the needy and later washed the feet of 12 disabled people at a traditional Holy Thursday ceremony. In the morning, Pope Francis, … [Read more...]