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Reality in Ukraine not what you see

The world sees Ukraine in turmoil, a country divided. The reality is rather different. Only one town in eastern Ukraine -- Slovyansk, is truly held by pro-Russian protesters

Images of ferry captain abandoning ship 'shocking'

Of the many shocking and wrenching images that have come from the sinking of the Sewol ferry, one that stands out for me depicts the vessel's captain -- head bowed and covered by a hood -- standing on dry land admitting he had abandoned ship.

Italian court explains Amanda Knox conviction

An Italian court says it convicted Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend of murdering her onetime roommate in part because of evidence showing that more than one person killed the British student.

Firm claims to have found wreckage of a plane

A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dismissing the claim.

Transgender rights in India

While the country has been progressive on transgender rights, it has been regressive on gay rights. Mallika Kapur reports.

EU names new Russia sanctions targets

The European Union named another 15 people Tuesday who will face sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine; among them, a number of high-ranking Russian officials.

Syrian media: Attacks kill 50 in Homs, Damascus

More than 50 people were killed in "terrorist" mortar and car bomb attacks in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Homs on Tuesday, state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

Behind China's museum boom

With its expansive steel skin, tall parasol-shaped concrete pillars, and huge vestigial coal hoppers, the 33,000-square-meter Long Museum West Bund makes a grand impression in a former industrial site beside Shanghai's Huangpu River.

The world's best restaurant is ...

Get dialing for your reservation now: Noma in Copenhagen has been named the world's best restaurant at a ceremony revealing the planet's top 50 dining venues.

U.S. sanctions target Putin's 'inner circle'

A new round of U.S. moves against Russia includes sanctions on two members of President Vladimir Putin's "inner circle" and steps to keep Moscow from getting technology helpful to its military, the White House has announced.