Wed 16 Apr 2014 | 3:12 EDT

Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation, action limited Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited.  Full Article

Scores rescued from sinking South Korean ferry, two dead: officials 2:53am EDT 

SEOUL (Reuters) - About 160 passengers, including high school students, were plucked to safety on Wednesday in a dramatic rescue from a South Korean passenger ferry sinking with 475 on board, officials said, although at least two people had died.  Full Article  

Canada police drop probe into PM Harper's former aide Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police on Tuesday dropped an investigation into Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former chief of staff whom they suspected of corruption in connection with a Senate expenses scandal that hurt the Conservative government's popularity.  Full Article