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Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- The official death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking soared to 58 on Sunday after divers finally succeeded in entering the vessel, which a newly released transcript shows was crippled with confusion and indecision well after it began listing dangerously....
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Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?...
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Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians....
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Shootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead
BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- A shootout took place Sunday at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, which the insurgents and the Ukrainian police said left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds....
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13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others....
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Syria media reports Assad visits Christian village
BEIRUT (AP) -- President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists....
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Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election....
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4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal
PARIS (AP) -- Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists....
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Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks
PARIS (AP) -- Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?...
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Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear....
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