TODAY'S WORLD HEADLINES

Crews to test submersible's limits in push to find MH370 18-Apr-14, 2:37 AM | Greg Wood, Agence France-Presse | Byron Kaye, Reuters

Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus 17-Apr-14, 9:35 PM | Agence Franvce-Presse

South Korea ferry captain arrested, divers 'glimpse' bodies 19-Apr-14, 8:26 AM | Agence France-Presse

GUESS | Which country in the world leads in organ donation, transplant? 8:14 am | Philippines News Agency | Xinhua Which country in the world leads in organ donation and transplantation?

S. Korea ferry transcript reveals evacuation panic S. Korea ferry transcript reveals evacuation panic 7:55 am | Agence France-Presse Panic-stricken and fumbling for a response, the crew of a South Korean ferry dithered over…

Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer \ Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies 7:18 am | Agence France-Presse Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol…

Gibraltar fire stops global online betting Gibraltar fire stops global online betting 6:58 am | Agence France-Presse An explosion and fire at a Gibraltar power station Sunday blacked out much of the…

Canadians rally to legalize marijuana Canadians rally to legalize marijuana 6:02 am | Agence France-Presse Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities on Saturday to call for the…

BUSINESS NEWS

PH stock market returns above 6,700-mark PH stock market returns above 6,700-mark The Philippine benchmark index on Monday clawed its way back to the 6,700-mark for the first time this year as local stocks played catch up…

UP to represent PH in Asia Pacific CFA Institute Research challenge UP to represent PH in Asia Pacific CFA Institute Research challenge Students from the University of the Philippines (UP) will be representing the country in the Asia Pacific leg of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, where…

AirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific to increase flights for foreign destinations AirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific to increase flights for foreign destinations As the summer travel season peaks, two Philippine budget airlines have asked the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) for flight entitlements to two separate destinations outside…

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Malaysia Airlines jet makes safe emergency landing due to landing gear problem 3:30 am | Agence France-Press Malaysia Airlines jet makes safe emergency landing due to landing gear problemA Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard landed safely early Monday after turning back to Kuala Lumpur due to a landing gear problem, the carrier said.

From lab to kitchen, 'wonder' nanomaterial 3:15 am | Agence France-Presse Graphene has been touted as a wonder material -- the world's thinnest substance, but super-strong. Now scientists say it is so easy to make you could produce some in your kitchen.

Ukraine PM says Russia undermining global stability 2:19 am | Agence France-Presse Ukraine PM says Russia undermining global stabilityUkrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned in an interview that aired Sunday that Russia is undermining global stability and nuclear nonproliferation efforts amid an ongoing crisis between Kiev and the Kremlin.

French journalists arrive home after Syria hostage ordeal 1:46 am | Valentin Bontemps, Hervé Asquin, Agence France-Presse, French journalists arrive home after Syria hostage ordealFour French journalists taken hostage in Syria were reunited with family and colleagues on Sunday in an emotional homecoming after 10 months in captivity during which they were chained together and held in dingy basements.

Egypt jails 30 Morsi backers for rioting 11:57 pm | Agence France-Presse Egypt jails 30 Morsi backers for riotingAn Egyptian court sentenced on Sunday 30 people to more than three years in prison for violent protests in support of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, judicial officials said.

Nigeria gunmen raze teachers residence at girls school 11:37 pm | Agence France-Presse Nigeria gunmen raze teachers residence at girls schoolGunmen in northern Nigeria set fire to staff residential building at a girls' secondary school on Sunday but the 195 students sleeping in their nearby dormitories were unharmed, police and a teacher said.

Queen Elizabeth portrait released to mark 88th birthday 10:33 pm | Agence France-Presse Queen Elizabeth portrait released to mark 88th birthdayA new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, taken by David Bailey, has been released to mark her 88th birthday on Monday, with the renowned photographer delighting in the "mischievous glint" in her eyes.

Dragon supply capsule reaches the orbiting ISS 10:30 pm | Agence France-Presse Dragon supply capsule reaches the orbiting ISSThe unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX successfully reached the International Space Station Sunday, its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.

Drone strike in Yemen kills 30 Al-Qaeda members, says tribal chief 10:21 pm | Agence France-Presse Drone strike in Yemen kills 30 Al-Qaeda members, says tribal chiefA drone strike in south Yemen killed at least 30 suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Sunday, the latest in an intensified aerial campaign in the impoverished country, a tribal chief said.

14 Algerian troops slain in ambush 9:12 pm | Agence France-Presse 14 Algerian troops slain in ambush(UPDATE - 10:21 p.m.) Fourteen Algerian soldiers were killed and a dozen wounded when they fell into an ambush in the restive Kabylie region east of Algiers, security sources said Sunday.

42 die in Pakistan bus crash 9:04 pm | Agence France-Presse 42 die in Pakistan bus crashA speeding passenger bus smashed into a tractor-trailer in southern Pakistan Sunday, killing 42 people including 14 children and injuring more than a dozen others with many in critical condition, police said.

France claims 'info' of Syrian chemical weapons use as Assad visits recaptured Christian town 7:22 pm | Agence France-Presse France claims \France has 'information' but no firm proof that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said Sunday.