Apr 162014

Real Madrid won the edition 2014 of the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) after winning 2-1 over the long-time rivals from Barcelona in a fierce final match at Mestalla Stadium in Valencia on Wednesday evening (scroll down for all goals and highlights).

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Gareth Bale scores late and brings Copa del Rey to Madrid (Photo: web)

Real Madrid V Barcelona 2-1: El Clasico 2014
Gareth Bale, who signed one of the most expensive transfers in football history, earned the trophy for Real in the 85th minute after a sensational 50 meter individual race.

On the other side, Neymar missed a great occasion after his kick hit the post in the very last minute of the game.

Barcelona and Real Madrid met six times in the final of the Spanish Cup, the teams sharing the victories equally following Wednesday’s match.

The trophy was handed over to Galacticos by King Juan Carlos, a fan of Real Madrid. This was the 19th Spanish Cup won by Real Madrid and the second consecutive time when the “Bernabeu” squad snatched it from Barcelona.

Video: Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona 2-1 Copa del Rey 2014 Spanish Cup highlights

Video: El Clasico 2014: Barcelona Vs Real Madrid 1-2, all goals

Apr 162014

The life of a woman from the Colorado city of Denver ended abruptly after being shot by her husband while speaking to 911 emergency service.

44-year-old Kristine Kirk spoke for 13 minutes asking insistently for police assistance when the conversation was terribly ended by a loud gunshot.

After officers made finally their arrival at the scene, they found the victim dead and arrested 47-year-old Richard Kirk on charges of first degree murder.

What happened?
While on the phone, Kristine told 911 dispatchers that her husband was fearing the imminence of the apocalypse and asking her to shoot him.

The victim added that they owned a gun which was reportedly locked in a safe.

The 3 kids of the family started to freak out, and the woman said that her husband became entirely delusional. Then the woman started screaming, a gunshot was fired and the line went dead.

The drama has sparked controversy over the slow response time of the police.

Apr 162014

Ukraine is on the verge of a civil war that many fear it could be the spark for the World War III !

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Ukrainian army and pro-Russia militants face off in East Ukraine

UKRAINIAN CIVIL UNREST: Pro-Russian fighters have captured six of the Ukrainian army’s armored vehicles in Kramatorsk area in eastern Ukraine, said the country’s Ministry of Defense denouncing terrorist activities.

The seized armor vehicles were part of a military convoy that was headed towards the city of Kramatorsk where armed clashes broke out between the Ukrainian security services and pro-Russian insurgents on Tuesday.

The vehicles were blocked by residents before being captured by the pro-Russian fighters. “It’s about a Russian terrorist group,” said the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. It appeared that the Ukrainian soldiers came out of the tanks, surrendered their weapons and then went away by foot.

NATO strengthen the air, maritime and land defense throughout its allied countries in Eastern Europe amid tensions in Ukraine, announced Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Secretary General of NATO on Wednesday.

“We will have more planes airborne, more ships at sea, and training of land forces will be consolidated,” said Rasmussen at the end of a Brussels meeting with the ambassadors of the 28 EU member states.

“The central role of NATO is to protect and defend our allies. We have already taken a number of steps such as increasing the aerial missions in the Baltic countries and air surveillance flights (aircraft equipped with the AWACS system) above Poland and Romania,” said Rasmussen.

“Today we agreed on new military actions in order to fortify our collective defense and demonstrate the robustness of allies solidarity,” he added.

These measures, which “are in full compliance of our international commitments will take effect immediately”, NATO’s Secretary General stressed. “If necessary, others will follow in the weeks and months ahead.”

Rasmussen reiterated that the NATO members support a “political solution” for the crisis.

NATO is set to head a meeting in Geneva on Thursday when Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union (EU) will try to find a political exit from the Ukrainian crisis.

Video: Tensions escalate in Slaviansk, Ukraine

Apr 162014

A large passenger ship with more than 450 people on board is reportedly sinking off South Korea, the incident emerging 102 years after Titanic’s dramatic shipwreck. The ship named “Sewol” is currently tilting on one side, taking water and submerging (SCROLL FOR VIDEO).

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Stricken passenger ship seen leaning on left side (Credit: CNN)

According to coast guard cited by Yonhap news agency, the rescue operation which involves tens of patrol boats and aircraft is underway.

325 students, 15 teachers, 30 crew members and 89 other passengers were on board “Sewol”. The students, who were from Seoul’s Ansan Danwon High School, made dozens phone call, tweeted about the shipwreck. They left from the port city of Incheon, for a 4-day field trip to the resort island of Jeju which is dubbed as the Hawaii of Korea.

Scores on the crippled ferry were wearing life jackets awaiting help. Everyone was ordered to jump into the Yellow Sea where they were supposed to be picked by rescue teams. Unfortunately not everyone had a chance as many remained trapped inside the ship. The temperature of the water is reportedly 12 degrees centigrade or 53,6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Of the 459 passengers on board, 164 have been saved but nearly 300 are still missing. “The bodies of 3 people, a woman and three men – were reported dead. About 292 remain unaccounted for”, the South Korean ministry said in a statement Wednesday morning.

Sailing between Incheon and Jeju Island, the vessel sent out a distress signal at 8:58 a.m. local time when about 20 kilometers off the island of Byungpoong.

The exact cause of the accident is yet unknown but it is believed that the ship struck a reef due to thick fog.

As a matter of coincidence, ocean liner Titanic sank exactly 102 years, today.

Video: Huge ferry capsized with 459 on board in Yellow Sea off South Korea

Apr 142014
Russian fighter jet Sukhoi Su-24 made 12 close-range passes near U.S. Destroyer Donald Cook in Black Sea

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Apr 142014
Total lunar eclipse. Sun, Earth and Moon to line up and form spectacular Blood Moon on April 15, 2014

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Apr 132014

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Apr 122014
Ukraine Security Council: street fights in several eastern cities

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Apr 122014
Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley: Boxing rematch for WBO welterweight title

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