Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified “bad activities.”
The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster rose to 135 Wednesday with many more bodies left to be retrieved.
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For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begin.
As divers continue to search the interior of a sunken ferry, the number of confirmed deaths has risen to 86, with about 220 other people still missing. That information comes from the coast guard. It was posted for families of the victims.
A South Korean prosecutor says four more crew members from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.
The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil’s planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people.
Millions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday.
Officials say at least 16 people were killed in attacks across Iraq on Saturday.
An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April 18, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing.
An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured.
A seemingly strong earthquake is shaking Mexico’s capital.
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.
Nepal tourism official says 6 Nepalese guides are dead and nine others are missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine.
A ferry carrying 462 people sank off South Korea’s southern coast, April 16, 2014.
A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
Dozens of rescue boats and helicopters scramble to save more than 470 people caught on a ferry sinking off South Korea’s southern coast.
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