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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and EU High Representative Ashton leave after speaking to the media following a quadrilateral meeting on Ukraine, in Geneva

From Politics & Policy 6:26 pm

Four-way Talks Call for End to Ukraine Violence

The US, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine.

File photo of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Garcia Marquez waving at reporters in San Vicente del Caguan

From Society 4:10 pm

Nobel Winner Garcia Marquez, Master of Magical Realism, Dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers, died on Thursday. He was 87.

The Goldman Sachs logo is displayed on a post above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

From Society 3:53 pm

Ex-Goldman Sachs Director Gupta Starts Prison Term on 17 June

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading.

A vessel involved in salvage operations passes near the upturned South Korean ferry ''Sewol'' in the sea off Jindo April 17, 2014.

From Society 3:44 pm

Captain of Korean Ferry May Not Have Been on Bridge

South Korea's coast guard denied that divers had entered a capsized ferry on Friday in a bid to locate survivors from an accident that appears to have claimed the lives of many.

Italian government has announced the auctioning of a 99-year lease for Poveglia, an Italian island located between Venice and Lido in the Benetian Lagoon, a place better known as 'World's most haunted island'. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

From Society Apr 17

‘World’s Most Haunted Island’ for Sale in Italy; 5 Reasons Why No One Should Buy Poveglia

Italian government is auctioning off a 99-year lease for Poveglia, an Italian island located between Venice and Lido in the Benetian Lagoon, a place better known as 'World's most haunted island.

Voting in Elections (Representational Image)

From Politics & Policy Apr 17

U.S. Calls for More Investment-friendly Indian Government

The United States on Wednesday urged the Indian government that emerges from ongoing elections to follow economic policies that encourage investment, saying Washington would like to see bilateral trade grow to $500 billion a year.

Dengue Outbreak at Australian Detention Centre Sparks Fresh Concerns (Representational Image)

From Society Apr 17

Dengue Outbreak at Australian Detention Centre Sparks Fresh Concerns

An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups and the United Nations.

A rescuer gestures at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district

From Politics & Policy Apr 17

Syrian Opposition Accuses Assad's Forces of New Poison Gas Attack

Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics.

Nigerian Military says Most of Abducted Schoolgirls Freed, 8 still Missing (Representational Image)

From Society Apr 17

Nigerian Military says Most of Abducted Schoolgirls Freed, 8 still Missing

Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the more than 100 teenage schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants and were continuing the search for eight students still missing.

Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis

From Politics & Policy Apr 17

Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis

Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin.