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Capt's evacuation order came half-hour after SKorean official's order, according to transcript

MOKPO, South Korea - The captain of a doomed ferry delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions about whether quick action could have saved...

posted: April 17,2014





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Authorities seize Texas ranch belonging to polygamist group, imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs

ELDORADO, Texas - The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of...


Chelsea Clinton announces she's expecting first child later this year

WASHINGTON - Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this fall....


Obama skeptical about Russian pledge in Ukraine

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make...


Ukraine accepts limited jurisdiction for Intl Criminal Court to probe Kyiv sniper deaths

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators,...


Deal reached to calm Ukraine - for now; Obama, Kerry say Russian follow-up action is urgent

GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation ...


Nigerians search dangerous forest for more than 100 abducted girls and young women

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic...








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