The Brief

People look at South Korean ferry Ohamana owned by Chonghaejin Marine Co. at Incheon Port Passenger Terminal in Incheon
Kim Hong-Ji—Reuters

Ferry Disaster: A Litany of Errors

Prosecutors have raided the offices and home of the Sewol's reclusive owner, seeking answers to a tragedy that has so far claimed 160 lives, with the death toll expected to mount as divers continue to search the wreck for bodies

Alexander Mozhaev, a pro-Russian separatist whose photograph has appeared in numerous publications in recent days and who says he is not employed by the Russian state, stands with fellow separatists in the town of Slavyansk on April 20.

Meet Pro-Russian Separatists

Ukraine has alleged that Russian forces are operating in the east. But one man tells TIME that they do not work for the Russian government

Wheeler testifies before a Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the FY2015 budget justification for the FCC, on Capitol Hill in Washington

FCC Knocks Net Neutrality

Open-Internet advocates are calling foul on new rules that would allow broadband companies to strike special deals for preferential treatment

AIDS virus.

30 Years, Still No Cure

Dr. Robert Gallo, who co-discovered the cause of AIDS three decades ago and helped pave the way to blood testing for HIV, says a cure is unlikely, despite advances in drug treatments that have dramatically reduced the deaths from infection

From right: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia address a news conference on Feb. 11, 2014 in New Delhi.

Indian Politician Kejriwal Wins TIME 100 Readers' Poll

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal took first place after more than 3.2 million votes were cast, followed by Narendra Modi, the frontrunner in the Indian elections, and celebrities like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Laverne Cox

From left: Senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad, Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, and senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, after the announcement of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah, in Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip, on April 23, 2014.

Palestinian Unity Deal Met With Skepticism

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have been here before. They've buried the hatchet with "historic pacts" that fizzled twice since 2011. There's skepticism — but also a glimmer of hope — that this time could be different

A general view shows the scene of an explosion outside the Pangani police station in the capital Nairobi

Four Killed in Kenya Car Bomb

Chief of Kenya's police vows war on terrorism after car bomb explodes in a northeastern suburb of the capital Nairobi. In recent years Kenya has been the target of terrorist attacks conducted by the Somalian terrorist group al-Shabab


FBI Warns: Health Care Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

The agency says health care providers have particularly lax security systems. Reportedly, health care data sold on the black market can be even more valuable than credit-card numbers because it can help hackers access bank accounts or get prescription drugs

A marijuana plant in the home of Marcelo Vazquez, a marijuana grower, on the outskirts on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec. 9, 2013.

Amsterdam Court Greenlights Red Light Weed Whack

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan reportedly plans to close 26 of the 76 existing weed shops in the Red Light District, where he has already shut down almost half of the neighborhood's brothels, because he believes they promote more crime

A relative of one of the Nepalese climbers killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014.

Witness Says Avalanche 'Looked Like Big Snake'

TIME talked with Joby Ogwyn, an American climber who was at base camp at Mount Everest when the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's recorded history hit, killing at least 13 Nepalese Sherpas this month, sparking resentment over working conditions on expeditions