Crimeans decide on Sunday whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum that has infuriated Kiev and triggered the biggest crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War.
The Salvadoran castaway who says he survived more than a year at sea had a tearful meeting Saturday with the family of his shipmate who did not make it home.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested in Los Angeles after writing on Twitter that he would shoot a random pedestrian if people retweeted his message 100 times on the social media website, police said on Friday.
Among those facing the greatest and most fraught uncertainty were Ukraine's military forces on the peninsula, who have been hemmed in by heavily armed Russian troops and warned by the region's pro-Russian leader that they would be considered "illegal" if they didn't surrender.
International Business Machines Corp has not relinquished its customers' data to the US government and would challenge any orders to do so, the company said in a blog post on Friday.
The Malaysian Airlines plane that disappeared on March 8 has a set of wheels that enables it to land on a softer surface and a shorter runway than those used in international and domestic airports, aviation professionals told HT on Saturday.
Around 50,000 people marched through central Moscow on Saturday in protest against Russia's intervention in Ukraine, a day before the Crimean peninsula votes on switching to Kremlin rule.
Russia vetoed a Western-backed resolution condemning the Crimea referendum at a UN Security Council emergency vote Saturday but China abstained, isolating Moscow further on the Ukraine crisis.
Ukraine's Greek Catholic Church said a priest was seized by armed men from a chapel in Sevastopol on Saturday, shortly after a pro-Russian group reported one of its leaders had been abducted.
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The Los Angeles Times dismissed an investigative reporter Friday after discovering he had an inappropriate relationship with someone who was a source for a front-page story that the newspaper says contained an error.
North Korea has threatened to demonstrate its nuclear deterrence in a move analysts say could indicate the regime is preparing to carry out a fourth atomic test amid long-stalled disarmament talks.
The sentence of a doctor who helped the US track down slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was on Saturday reduced by 10 years and his fine reduced by Pakistani Rs.10 lakh (over $10,000).