TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~*NONE**~ Wind whips across Crimea's biggest lake, as Ukraine's warships rise and fall in the choppy waves. Russian forces have blocked Ukraine's only exit point to the Black Sea by sinking two aging vessels here. And a well-armed Russian missile cruiser sits a short distance off the coast. A third of Ukraine's warships are left stranded in the waters close to land, as Russian forces have blocked their only exit point to the Black Sea. Ukraine is now facing a humiliating loss of its navy. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) VADIM FILIPENKO, THE UKRAINIAN DEPUTY COMMANDER, SAYING: "We are not going to fight, we hope it will be resolved in a peaceful way. If the Crimea will go to Russia, it is all right, we will go to serve [Ukraine] in the other locations." Meanwhile, Ukraine's naval headquarters in Sevastopol -- the same port where Russia's Black Sea Fleet is based -- remains under virtual siege by Russian soldiers and pro-Russia
Malaysian Airlines officials said in a press conference there is still no sign of wreckage from flight MH370, which disappeared from radar early on Saturday morning. They also said they are not hiding any information about the search efforts. (Photo/Video: AP) Copyright 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a tanker sailing under a North Korean flag if it tried to ship oil from a port that's now under rebel control. It's a major escalation in a standoff over the country's oil wealth between the government and armed rebels. Rebels have seized three major ports in eastern Libya since August. On Saturday, they announced they've started to independently export oil from those ports. Abbo-Rabbo Albarassi is the self-declared prime minister of Libya's eastern autonomy movement. At a ceremony to mark the rebel's first shipment, he demanded that 15 percent of national oil revenues go to their region. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SELF-DECLARED PRIME MINISTER OF LIBYA'S EASTERN AUTONOMY MOVEMENT, ABB-RABBO ALBARASSI, SAYING (SOUNDBITE OVERLAPPED BY IMAGE OF TANKER): "And we reaffirm that we do not accept any threats towards any tanker or ship that we are dealing with or are contracted with. We are not making threats and we do not
Women around the world are raising their voices. It's International Women's Day, and they want to be heard. As a convoy of Russian military vehicles drive through Crimea, Ukrainians chant "No to war." These women want to live in peace. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) WOMAN PROTESTER (NAME UNKNOWN) SAYING: "Get him (Putin) to withdraw the troops from here. What do we need him here for? We used to have a good life here, what do we need him for?" Tears of sadness in Kiev, as women honor Maidan victims. This year's theme of "inspiring change" encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere, in every way. Thousands of women across Pakistan continue to toil away at tedious, difficult jobs. Raising their children in a country that has a long way to go in terms of equality. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) HOME-BASED NEEDLEPOINT ARTISAN, YASMIN DILDAR, SAYING: "But what can we do? We do not have the resources. All we can do is to console our children, the w