News Headlines - 16 April 2014

295 missing as school-trip ferry sinks off South Korea | The Times

Navy and coastguard divers began an urgent search today for hundreds of high school students and other passengers feared trapped in a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea this morning.
Nearly 300 people were still missing hours after the ferry carrying 477 passengers — including 325 high school students headed to a resort island in the East China Sea — sank near the island of Byungpoong.

US official: Russia-Ukraine talks last attempt to ease tension before new sanctions on Moscow | Fox News

A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.

Pakistani Taliban End Ceasefire

Islamist militants in Pakistan, referred to as the Pakistani Taliban, have formally ended a 40-day cease-fire that they called to engage in peace talks with the government. The move has raised fears of renewed suicide bombings and terrorist attacks in the country.

BBC News - Heartbleed hack case sees first arrest in Canada

A 19-year-old Canadian became the first person to be arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.
Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from London, Ontario was accused of hacking into the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)'s website last Friday by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The RCMP say Mr Solis-Reyes then stole 900 social insurance numbers.

Scientist Apologizes for Mistakes in Stem Cell Research

A Japanese scientist who co-authored what was deemed breakthrough stem cell research issued an apology Wednesday over mistakes that were found in the research.








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