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—John F. Welch


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Putin: Ukraine on brink of civil war  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:47:56 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that Ukraine is "on the brink of civil war" as Kiev sends in troops against pro-Russia separatists. 
South Korea ferry rescue under way  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:57:40 GMT
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea. 
Mini-sub resumes search for plane  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:48:23 GMT
A robotic submarine resumes its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean. 
NYPD disbands Muslim 'spying' unit  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:14:14 GMT
The New York Police department shutters a secret programme designed to listen to and track Muslims in the city's neighbourhoods to identify threats. 
China's 7.4% growth beats forecast  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:38:37 GMT
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013. 
Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:48:02 GMT
Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces. 
MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:58:57 GMT
The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say. 
Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:59:12 GMT
Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%. 
EU to back alien species blacklist  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:21:00 GMT
The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp. 
VIDEO: Could these vehicles find MH370?  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:54:58 GMT
The Bluefin submarine is to start its second day searching for missing flight MH370. Richard Westcott reports. 
VIDEO: How Gaultier chooses his models  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:19:08 GMT
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier explains why he chooses to use unconventional looking models in his shows. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:39:15 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: India's changing landscape  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:13:49 GMT
BBC News visited one family of farmers living on the edge of an Indian city to see how the changing landscape is affecting their lives. 
VIDEO: Sensors to prevent pain for amputees  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:44:56 GMT
Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed three-directional pressure sensors which they say could prevent dangerous sores for thousands of patients 
VIDEO: A week through Google Glass  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:27:04 GMT
The BBC's Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tried out Google Glass for a week, documenting his work and home life.