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4/19/2014 6:57 AM
Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry arrested
MOKPO, South Korea — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested today on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the

4/19/2014 6:54 AM
4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed
PARIS — Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said today, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world’s deadliest conflict for the media.

4/19/2014 7:34 AM
13th body pulled from Everest snow
KATMANDU, Nepal  — Search teams recovered a 13th body today from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

4/19/2014 6:56 AM
Car bomber kills 6 at Syrian checkpoint
DAMASCUS, Syria  — Two rebel car bombs targeted two central Syrian areas controlled by government forces today, killing at least ten people as opposition forces fought fiercely to hold onto territory, officials and activists reported.

4/19/2014 1:24 AM
12 die in avalancheon Mount Everest
Pocked with ice mounds and crevasses, the area known as the “popcorn field” is a well-traveled piece of real estate on the approach to the summit of Mount Everest.

4/18/2014 5:19 PM
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.

4/18/2014 5:57 PM
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.

4/18/2014 11:33 AM
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.

4/18/2014 2:09 AM
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.

4/18/2014 8:47 AM
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.