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Qantas to cut 5,000 jobs

Qantas to cut 5,000 jobs

(CNN) -- Calling recent financial losses "an unacceptable and unsustainable result," Qantas CEO Alan Joyce announced Wednesday the airline will cut 5,000 positions over the next three years.
North Korea launches missiles into sea

North Korea launches missiles into sea

North Korea launched four short-range missiles into the East Sea, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Thursday. The ministry said it would provide more details at a news conference later.
Gunmen seize government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea, raise Russian flag

Gunmen seize government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea, raise Russian flag

Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament in Ukraine's southern Crimea region Thursday and raised the Russian flag in a challenge to the Eastern European country's new leaders.
NASA images from space show North Korea shrouded in darkness

NASA images from space show North Korea shrouded in darkness

Give an astronaut on the International Space Station a digital camera and you're bound to end up with some astounding images -- especially if they're flying above North Korea.
With ousted President on the run, Ukraine delays forming new government

With ousted President on the run, Ukraine delays forming new government

Instability in Ukraine following the ouster of its President is expected to continue at least until Thursday, when an interim unity government is to be appointed.
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says incriminating phone recordings are fake

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says incriminating phone recordings are fake

The Turkish Prime Minister's office issued a full-throated denial Monday night, rejecting the veracity of a series of telephone audio-recordings that have exploded throughout Turkish social media and political circles like a bombshell.
Ukraine issues arrest warrant for ousted President Vicktor Yanukovich

Ukraine issues arrest warrant for ousted President Vicktor Yanukovich

Authorities in Ukraine have issued an arrest warrant for ousted President Vicktor Yanukovych, saying he is wanted for the "mass killings" of civilians.
Some residents to 'come home' to Fukushima nuclear disaster zone

Some residents to 'come home' to Fukushima nuclear disaster zone

Japan's government is to allow some residents around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to return to their homes to live for the first time since the March, 2011 disaster.
Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson dies aged 28

Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson dies aged 28

Tragedy has struck ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Games with the death of Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson following a heart attack.
Report: 27% of flight attendants sexually harassed

Report: 27% of flight attendants sexually harassed

(CNN) -- "Patting, touching, kissing and pinching." As many of us probably suspect -- and as a number of books about the industry have suggested -- flight attendants are often the target of unwanted attention.
Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis

Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis

Ukraine's President and opposition leaders agreed Friday to a deal meant to end the country's political crisis and end bloody fighting that has left parts of the city center a war zone.
Ukrainian President announces concessions a day after dozens killed

Ukrainian President announces concessions a day after dozens killed

Ukraine's President has caved to the demands of protesters, pledging new elections, limits on presidential powers and the formation of a unity Cabinet.
Pages torn from scores of copies of Anne Frank's diary in Tokyo libraries

Pages torn from scores of copies of Anne Frank's diary in Tokyo libraries

Scores of copies of Anne Frank's diary and other books covering the Holocaust held by public libraries across Tokyo have been vandalized, local government officials said Friday.
Mixed messages out of Ukraine a day after dozens die violently in Kiev

Mixed messages out of Ukraine a day after dozens die violently in Kiev

There were words of hope in Kiev Friday, a day after protest clashes ended in mass carnage.
Ukraine sporting great Sergey Bubka urges nation to end violence

Ukraine sporting great Sergey Bubka urges nation to end violence

(CNN) -- The violence and bloodshed on the streets of Kiev has left Ukraine on the "brink of catastrophe," according to one of the nation's most famous sons.