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Deadly ferry accident off South Korea

Ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday

South Korean ferry sinks with over 100 missing

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Dozens of military boats and helicopters scrambled on Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast

Jason Day's thumb in cast

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Jason Day's thumb has been placed in a cast to prevent further injury, as he hopes to return to the PGA Players Championship in early May.

China first-quarter GDP at 18-month low, to cut reserve ratio for small banks

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy expanded 7.4 percent between January and March, its slowest pace in 18 months, prompting authorities to act for the second time in as many weeks to shore up growth.

Chilean Residents Return to Fire-Ravaged Town

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Chilean Residents Return to Fire-Ravaged Town
Residents of Chile's fire-stricken Valparaiso attempt to get back on their feet after deadly fires killed 13 people and destroyed 2,000 homes.


Iron Man for a day: Sick boy gets his wish

An 8-year-old boy with a rare disease got his wish of being Iron Man for a day and got to meet his hero, too. KCNC's ... more

End of NYPD’s Muslim spying program applauded by some

Mayor de Blasio called the move a "a critical step forward in easing tensions between the police and the communities they serve”

Cameras Catch Burglar Staring at Sleeping Child

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Cameras Catch Burglar Staring at Sleeping Child
Home surveillance footage shows a home burglar lurking over a child’s crib while stealing from a home in Houston, Texas. KPRC's Jennifer Bauer reports.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises

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U.S. industrial production rose in March, moving beyond a lackluster winter and showing potential to gain strength in the coming months.

China first-quarter GDP at 18-month low, to cut reserve ratio for small banks

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy expanded 7.4 percent between January and March, its slowest pace in 18 months, prompting authorities to act for the second ... more
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Forget career advisors - apparently it's TV shows that influence your choice of job

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Forget career advisors - apparently it's TV shows that influence your choice of job
According to a new survey, half of all doctors claim they were inspired to do their job by watching Casualty. If that's the case, why ... more

How long would a journey round every UK mainland rail station take?

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How long would a journey round every UK mainland rail station take?
Readers answer other readers' questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts Continue reading...

How do you choose which book to read?

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How do you choose which book to read?
Readers answer other readers' questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts Continue reading...

Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

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Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign
Letter from religious groups in Australia and North America says it is 'immoral' to profit from fossil fuels Read the full text of the letter ... more

What fashion awaits older women on the British high street?

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What fashion awaits older women on the British high street?
I took a shopping trip to see what the shops currently have to offer and find out how 'invisible' older women really areRemember how I ... more
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EU Pushes for Hungary Law Changes

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Hungary is risking heavy fines unless it amends legislation that infringes European Union laws on taxation of liquor, trade in tobacco products and competition in ... more

Stolen Roche Cancer Drug on Market

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Europe's top medicine authority warns that stolen vials of Roche Holding's cancer drug Herceptin has been reintroduced in some parts of Europe.

NATO Bolsters Patrols in Response to Ukraine Tension

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the head of the alliance, emphasized that the move was designed to be a deterrent rather than preparation for conflict.

Ukraine Suffers Setback in Bid to Confront Pro-Russian Militias

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Six armored personnel carriers flying a Russian flag drove into the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk and parked in the central square on Wednesday, signaling ... more

Combat Vehicles in East Ukraine Raise Russian Flag

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A soldier said the unit was part of the 25th brigade of Ukraine's airborne forces and that they have switched to the side of the ... more

Female Candidate Navigates Hurdle-Filled Campaign Trail in India

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Shefali Misra of the Aam Aadmi Party is seeking a parliamentary seat amid elections awash in illegal cash, serious violence and dirty tricks.

Divers Search Sunken Ferry

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Divers Search Sunken Ferry
The vessel was carrying 477 passengers and crew, including 325 high school students.

India Ink: Candidates Exploit Loopholes to Skirt Spending Limits

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India Ink: Candidates Exploit Loopholes to Skirt Spending Limits
The parliamentary elections in Bangalore show the gap between candidates’ actual expenses and spending statements. For example, one way around the campaign limit is to ... more

India Ink: A Story of Displacement in Gujarat Comes to Mumbai

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India Ink: A Story of Displacement in Gujarat Comes to Mumbai
Mallika Sarabhai, an Indian classical dancer, has organized a festival to pay tribute to river residents forced to leave their homes for the sake of ... more

With Many Still Missing, Divers Search Sunken S. Korean Ferry

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With Many Still Missing, Divers Search Sunken S. Korean Ferry
It was unclear what caused the sinking Wednesday of the Sewol, which had been bringing hundreds of students to a resort island. More than 10o ... more

World Briefing: Venezuela: Opposition Talks Resume

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Venezuela’s opposition resumed negotiations with the government on Tuesday, despite rising doubts that the talks will produce a political opening.

World Briefing: Canada: 5 Students Killed in Alberta

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A guest at an end-of-semester party in Calgary, Alberta, stabbed and killed five other university students early Tuesday morning, the police said.

World Briefing: Mexico: Homicides Decline Near Border, Report Says

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Murders in Mexico declined in 2013, and they decreased significantly in several cities near the border with the United States, according to a new report.

São Paulo Journal: Immigrants Stir New Life Into São Paulo’s Gritty Old Center

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São Paulo Journal: Immigrants Stir New Life Into São Paulo’s Gritty Old Center
Entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia and Spanish-speaking Latin America are starting up businesses alongside the squalor and social ills of a downtrodden district.

After Fire, Picturesque Hills of Chilean Port City Are Left in Ruin

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After Fire, Picturesque Hills of Chilean Port City Are Left in Ruin
Firefighters were still battling outbreaks of fire in Valparaíso on Monday, two days after a blaze first swept through the city’s hilltops and destroyed 2,000 ... more

Pistorius Trial to Adjourn Until May 5

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The delay in the murder trial of the disabled track star Oscar Pistorius was requested by the prosecution.

World Briefing: Nigeria: Dozens of Girls Kidnapped

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Gunmen kidnapped about 100 teenage girls on Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, in what officials said was a new attack by Muslim militants.

World Briefing: Libya: Jordan’s Envoy Is Held Hostage

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Jordan’s ambassador to Libya, Fawaz al-Itan, was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen who demanded that an Islamist militant be released from a Jordanian jail in ... more

At U.N., a Grim Viewing of Alleged Syrian Torture

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At U.N., a Grim Viewing of Alleged Syrian Torture
A panel of experts hired by the Qatar government says pictures of mutilated, skeletal corpses are direct evidence of killings of detainees.

As War Rages in Syria, Presidential Election Looms

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As War Rages in Syria, Presidential Election Looms
The plans for elections reflect a growing assurance by President Bashar al-Assad that insurgents no longer pose a credible threat to overthrow him.

China first-quarter GDP at 18-month low, to cut reserve ratio for small banks

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy expanded 7.4 percent between January and March, its slowest pace in 18 months, prompting authorities to act for the second ... more

Landrieu's double take

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John King, Juana Summers and Jonathan Martin on the senator's campaign ad that has people talking.

Bloomberg ponies up

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John King, Juana Summers and Jonathan Martin discuss Michael Bloomberg's monetary pledge and what it may mean for Dems.

U.S. approves F-35 flights to UK for two air shows in July: sources

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U.S. approves F-35 flights to UK for two air shows in July: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department has approved the first trans-Atlantic flight of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet in July to take part ... more

McCain slams West for 'laughable' response to Russia

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McCain slams West for 'laughable' response to Russia
US senator John McCain on Wednesday described the West's response to Russian actions in Ukraine as "almost laughable", saying a stronger stance is needed to ... more