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South Korean ferry "Sewol" (L) is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo, as lighting flares are released for a night search, April 16, 2014. Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Survivors still alive on South Korean ferry: father

South Korean ferry ”Sewol” (L) is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo, as lighting flares are released for a night search, April 16, 2014. ...

Nigerian military says most of abducted schoolgirls freed

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants, and were continuing ...

Saudi authorities detain activist after court appearance: wife

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Separatists take armored vehicles, humiliating Ukraine forces

A Ukrainian soldier removes his rifle as he stands on a combat vehicle while surrounded by pro-Russia protestors in Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine April 16, ...

Pro-Russia separatists take armor, humiliating Ukraine forces

Armed men, wearing black and orange ribbons of St. George – a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine, stand guard hear armoured personnel ...

South Korean ferry "Sewol" (L) is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo, as lighting flares are released for a night search, April 16, 2014. Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry sinking

South Korean ferry ”Sewol” (L) is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo, as lighting flares are released for a night search, April 16, 2014. ...

Nigerian military says most of abducted schoolgirls freed, eight still missing

By Lanre Ola and Isaac Abrak MAIDUGURI/ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the more than 100 teenage ...

Ex-finance minister Vaz to face Nabiam in Guinea-Bissau presidential run-off

Presidential candidate Jose Mario Vaz shows his inked finger after voting in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, April 13, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Joe Penney BISSAU (Reuters) – Guinea-Bissau’s former ...

Internally displaced people wait for food distribution by a foreign non-governmental organization (NGO) in the town of Boda April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

‘Broke’ U.N. agency pleads for help in Central African Republic

Internally displaced people wait for food distribution by a foreign non-governmental organization (NGO) in the town of Boda April 15, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic By ...

Syrian opposition accuses Assad’s forces of new poison gas attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of ...

A local resident (L) argues with Ukrainian servicemen in Kramatorsk April 16, 2014. Ukrainian government forces and separatist pro-Russian militia staged rival shows of force in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday amid escalating rhetoric on the eve of crucial four-power talks in Geneva on the former Soviet country's future. REUTERS/Maks Levin (UKRAINE - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Pro-Russia separatists take armored vehicles, humiliating Kiev forces

A local resident (L) argues with Ukrainian servicemen in Kramatorsk April 16, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Maks Levin By Gabriela Baczynska and Thomas Grove KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) ...

Over 280 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes

Part of South Korean passenger ship ”Sewol” that has been sinking is seen as South Korean maritime policemen search for passengers in the sea off ...

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Fox anchor Kerry Barrett welcomes baby son after FOUR miscarriages

size: 1.2em;”>Last November, after much anguish, Mrs Barrett broke her silence on the evening news and spoke of suffering repeated miscarriages – four of which ...

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Office workers spend about two hours a day on email. Cal Newport, author of “So Good They Can’t Ignore You,” argues that this is terrible for your career.  While ...

As Promised, The New York Attorney General Has Begun His War On High-Frequency Trading Firms

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