Putin warns of Ukraine civil war as Kiev moves on rebels – BBC News

BBC NewsPutin warns of Ukraine civil war as Kiev moves on rebelsBBC NewsRussian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine is "on the verge of civil war" after Kiev sent in troops against pro-Russia separatists. Mr Putin, in a phone call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, described the move as a "sharp escalation". Ukraine … [Read more...]

Five dead in Calgary’s worst mass murder; son of police officer charged – Toronto Star

Toronto StarFive dead in Calgary's worst mass murder; son of police officer chargedToronto StarCALGARY—The son of a senior Calgary police officer is behind bars after the worst mass murder in the city's history — a bloody night that saw the lives of five young people snuffed out in a sudden knife attack at a house party. Matthew de Grood, a … [Read more...]

Two Dead as South Korean Ferry Carrying 476 Sinks – TIME

IBNLiveTwo Dead as South Korean Ferry Carrying 476 SinksTIMESouth Korean rescue helicopters fly over a South Korean passenger ship, trying to rescue passengers from the ship in waters off the southern coast of South Korea, on April 16, 2014. Yonhap / AP Photo … [Read more...]

Defence gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial – Hindustan Times

Toronto StarDefence gets its turn in Pistorius murder trialHindustan TimesFor five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said on Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defence could … [Read more...]

Italy’s Berluscini Sentenced to Community Service for Tax Fraud – Voice of America

BBC NewsItaly's Berluscini Sentenced to Community Service for Tax FraudVoice of AmericaAn Italian court has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to spend the next year helping the elderly in a church-run nursing home as part of his conviction for tax fraud. Mr. Berlusconi will spend four hours a week at the home outside Milan, keeping … [Read more...]