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In this photo released by the South Korean Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean coast guard officers rescue passengers from a sinking ferry off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. 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.  (AP Photo/South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap) KOREA OUT
Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missingSouth Korean ferry sinks, with 6 confirmed dead and 290 missing, many of them students
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pakistan Taliban says truce over but talks ongoingPakistani Taliban calls an end to ceasefire but says talks with government to continue
The Associated Press4 hours ago
People stand at a barricade at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Several government buildings have fallen to mobs of Moscow loyalists in recent days as unrest spreads across the east of the country. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
World stocks up on hopes Chinese slowdown is mildWorld stock markets rally after figures show Chinese economic slowdown is milder than feared
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Passenger train derails in northern India; 42 hurtPassenger train derails in northeast India; dozens of people suffer mostly minor injuries
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Female Afghan lawmaker wounded in shooting attackFemale Afghan lawmaker wounded in shooting attack in Kabul
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Oil nears $105 as conflict in east Ukraine deepensCrude oil rises to near $105 a barrel as conflict in Ukraine deepens, NATO ups vigilance
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In a Monday, April 14, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, operators aboard the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the U.S. Navy and search coordinators said that a built-in safety feature aborted what was supposed to have been a 16-hour mission to create a sonar map of the ocean floor after only six hours. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, MC1 Peter D. Blair)
Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian planeRobot sub makes 2nd dive to search for plane; Chinese families walk out on Malaysian govt
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this Saturday, April 12, 2014 photo, David Tang, a London-based lawyer working with U.K. firm Stewarts Law and an American firm, speaks during an interview at a hotel room in Beijing. Major disasters draw lawyers looking to sign up clients to help them seek compensation, and the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with mostly Chinese passengers aboard has been no exception, with lawyers from various firms descending on a Beijing hotel where relatives have stayed, and even traveling around China to visit them in their homes. Tang was in Beijing this past weekend meeting Chinese relatives at a hotel where they have been staying. Tang is part of a team that has argued that rather than try to file lawsuits in the U.S., the families are better off negotiating a settlement with Malaysia Airlines’ insurers. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in USMissing Malaysian airliner lawsuits, if filed, face dismissal by American courts
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014 file photo, a worker walks past a container vessel docked in Qingdao port in east China's Shandong province. China's economic growth slowed to 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners. The figure reported Wednesday, April 16 by the government was down from the previous quarter's 7.7 percent. (AP Photo/File) CHINA OUT
China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1QChina's economic growth slows to 7.4 percent, raising risk of job losses, impact on trade
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In a Monday, April 14, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, operators aboard the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the U.S. Navy and search coordinators said that a built-in safety feature aborted what was supposed to have been a 16-hour mission to create a sonar map of the ocean floor after only six hours. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, MC1 Peter D. Blair)
Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian planeRobot sub makes 2nd dive to search for plane; Chinese families walk out on Malaysian govt
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Russian FM: Russia still to meet with UkraineRussian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine despite moves against pro-Russian militants
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Royal couple arrive in Sydney for Down Under tourPrince William, wife Kate and baby George arrive in Sydney to kick off Down Under tour
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wineLeader of Australia's most populous state quits over failure to declare gift of $2,800 wine
The Associated Press16 hours ago
New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strikeNew Zealand, Australian men with links to terrorism killed in November drone strike in Yemen
The Associated Press16 hours ago
People watch a TV news program showing a sinking passenger ship, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast2 dead, 14 injured as after ferry carrying hundreds sinks off South Korean coast
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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