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Rescuers rush to reach hundreds in SKorean ferry
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives....
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Transcript of conversation between ferry, shore
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The original transcript is in Korean and the translation was done by The Associated Press. It starts off form the first distress call made by the ferry:...
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Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists....
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Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking
ANSAN, South Korea (AP) -- The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary....
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Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane....
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast....
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6 killed, 9 missing in avalanche on Everest
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to climb the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine missing, officials said....
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Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack....
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SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said....
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Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced....
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