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Hundreds still missing in South Korea's ferry sinking

[2014-04-17 20:00]

Search for some 290 people, mostly teenage schoolchildren, who are still missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea's southwest coast, continued into the second the day on Thursday.

Preliminary analysis shows oil slick not related to MH370: JACC

[2014-04-17 19:57]

Preliminary analysis of the sample from the oil slick collected by Ocean Shield has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid, the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) confirmed in its latest update later Thursday.

Probable cause for S.Korean ferry sinking emerges

[2014-04-17 19:19]

A South Korean passenger ferry, which sank in waters off the country's southwestern coast on Wednesday, was strongly believed to have undergone a sudden turn in direction.

Family members of missing ferry passengers wait for words

[2014-04-17 17:53]

A family member of missing passengers who were on the South Korean Sewol ferry, which has sunk, reacts after seeing the upturned ferry in the sea off Jindo April 17, 2014.

Japan considers curtailing whale hunt further

[2014-04-17 17:11]

Japan is considering scrapping a Northwest Pacific whale hunt just days before the fleet's planned departure.

'I am sorry,' ferry captain says as hundreds still missing

[2014-04-17 16:39]

Military divers fought rising winds and waves on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people believed to be still trapped inside a ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast.

India starts biggest day of voting

[2014-04-17 14:28]

The fifth of India'a nine-phase election for Lok Sabha kicks off Wednesday, with 121 constituencies in 12 states of the Union going to the polls.

Black box leaves MH370 searches with a 'shot in the dark'

[2014-04-17 13:52]

The agonizing search for the vanished MH370 and its equally confounding black box is now reaching into seemingly inaccessible depths, with the best technologies reaching their limit.

South Korean ferry survivor quotes

[2014-04-17 11:51]

Passengers on the South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the stricken vessel began to roll over.

Two Chinese nationals aboard capsized S.Korean ship

[2014-04-17 11:46]

China's embassy in Seoul confirms that two Chinese citizens - one male and one female - were passengers on the ferry which sank in waters off South Korea's southwest coast on Wednesday.

Search resumes for missing passengers on S.Korea ferry

[2014-04-17 11:16]

South Korean coastguard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after the ferry capsized in sight of land.

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