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Published 7 minutes ago
Ferry captain arrested in S. Korea disaster
SEOUL, South Korea — A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested.

Updated 25 minutes ago
Pensive pope joins faithful for Good Friday
ROME — Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.

Updated 4 hours ago
Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexico City
MEXICO CITY  — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico today, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

Updated 8 hours ago
Avalanche sweeps Mount Everest
KATMANDU, Nepal  — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early today, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

Published 9 hours ago
Arrest of S. Korea ferry captain sought
SEOUL, South Korea — Prosecutors say they’ve asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.

Published 11 hours ago
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Published 15 hours ago
Royal couple enjoy sheep-shearing demo Down Under
SYDNEY — Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, have enjoyed a sheep-shearing demonstration and greeted crowds of flower-bearing fans at an agricultural fair in Sydney.

4/17/2014 4:51 PM
Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

4/17/2014 10:12 AM
Nigeria: Fate of abducted girls unknown
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria  — The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty today when their school principal denied the Nigerian military’s report that almost all the pupils had been freed.

4/17/2014 3:39 PM
Anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine
WASHINGTON  — The United States today condemned as “grotesque” the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are inflaming tensions the crisis in Ukraine and said no such behavior could be tolerated.

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