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292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured....
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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday....
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If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US
BEIJING (AP) -- Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas....
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China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses....
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Army: Jordan air force strikes cars near Syria
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's army says the country's air force has attacked cars that were at the kingdom's border with neighboring Syria....
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Belgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded but his condition is improving, park officials said....
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Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message
CAIRO (AP) -- In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....
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Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors....
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Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history....
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France targets welfare for big spending cuts
PARIS (AP) -- France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit....
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