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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

World

Bodies found trapped inside sunken S Korean ferry

Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin but were unable to retrieve them.

Reports of gunman at LA Times building: police

Police swarmed the Los Angeles Times building late on Friday after receiving a report of a gunman inside and have arrested one person, police said.
Reports that an unidentified person had threatened to open fire on the third floor of the building came in after 7 pm local time (0200 GMT), said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Gus Villanueva. There were no reports of injuries or shots fired.

Obama signs law aimed at barring Iran UN envoy

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill barring US visas for UN envoys seen as a threat to American security or having engaged in "terrorist activity" - a measure aimed at Iran's ambassador.

Powerful quake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings  in the capital and sending people running out into the street, though there were no early reports of major damage.

Kiev’s pro-Moscow protesters sit tight despite latest deal

Pro-Russian rebels defiantly kept their grip on nearly a dozen towns in eastern Ukraine on Friday, refusing to abide by an international deal to ease tensions unless the Western-backed government in Kiev steps down first.

Garcia Marquez and Castro: A controversial friendship

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez met Fidel Castro after the Cuban leader grabbed power in the 1959 revolution - the beginning of a decades-long and controversial friendship.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".

Indian-origin doc unfairly sacked, rules UK tribunal

An Indian-origin heart surgeon in the UK was unfairly sacked after he raised concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal has ruled. Dr Raj Mattu was dismissed by University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in 2010.

Bomb blast kills 14 at mosque in Syria's Homs

A bomb went off in front of a mosque and killed 14 people in Homs, Syrian state television said on Friday, with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad looking close to wresting the symbolic central city back from rebels.

Tributes pour in for the champion of magic realism Gabriel Marquez

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and was a master of magical realism, died on Thursday and tributes poured in from presidents, authors and pop stars. Take a look.

Vice-principal in ferry mishap commits suicide

A high school vice principal rescued from a South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of his students on board was found dead Friday, in what media reports said was an apparent suicide.

Sant Chatwal pleads guilty to US polls laws breach

Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal on Thursday pleaded guilty at a court in New York to violating federal election laws by using straw donors to secretly funnel money to political campaigns and will pay a million dollars to the US as part of his plea agreement.

Gunmen kill 20, injure 70 at South Sudan UN base

Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan on Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said. Two Indian peacekeepers were also injured in the attack.

Anger boils over in search for missing S Korea ferry

Worsening weather fuelled the sombre mood, with persistent rain and choppy seas hindering dive teams already struggling with low visibility and strong currents.

S Korea ferry death toll rises, hopes fade for missing

The death toll from a capsized South Korean passenger ferry rose to 25 on Friday as parents of missing schoolchildren blamed the ship's captain for the tragedy after he and shipping company officials made emotional apologies for the loss of life.

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