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12 dead after avalanche on Mount Everest

A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said.

Several others are missing, but their numbers were not immediately known.

A group of about 50 peopl...

Rescuers South Korea

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Rescued school official found hanging, police say

The high school vice principal who was rescued from the sunken South Korean ferry was found hanging from a tree, police said Friday.

Putin on TV

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Ukraine protesters defiant despite pact

The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk city Friday defied an international deal for protesters to vacate seized buildings and lay down their arms.

The deal was agreed to by Russia, Ukraine and the West.

It was...

Kansas city highway suspect

Police nab K.C. area highway shooting suspect

For the last few weeks, Marisol Sanchez took pains to drive miles out of her way to avoid highways in the Kansas City area.

Flight 370 mural

REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

MH370: Frustration bubbles; drone scans ocean

An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for answers.

South Korean family April 18

Reuters

Relatives fear end to ferry rescue operation

With difficult weather conditions conspiring against rescue efforts, chances of finding survivors from the Sewol ferry that unexpectedly sank Wednesday are decreasing with each passing hour.

Families of ferry victims South Korea

Kyung Lah/CNN

Captain not at helm when ferry capsized

The captain of a South Korean ferry wasn't at the helm of his vessel when it capsized, an official said Friday, raising another question about the man who families of the hundreds still missing have blamed most directly and emotionally for his part i...

Rescue boat near Sewol South Korea

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

S. Korea ferry disaster: The challenge ahead

The South Korean ferry that sank dramatically on Wednesday with hundreds of passengers on board had been modified after coming to the country from Japan over a year ago, according to reports on CNN affiliate YTN.

Malaysia transport minister

MH370: Officials await data analysis

A prolonged undersea search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could cost nearly a quarter of a billion U.S. dollars if private companies are used, Australia's top transport official said Thursday.

Martin Dolan emphasized that the $234 milli...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said.

He was 87.

The literary giant was treated in April for infections and deh...

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Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

South Korean ferry sinks, rescuers

Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to find almost 300 passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Pope Francis, kids on Popemobile

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Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

History of abortion in America

Generic, abortion protester

Jim Young/Reuters

A judge has overturned North Dakota's restrictive abortion law. Take a look at the history of this hot-button issue in America.

25 greenest cities in America

Electric bus, hybrid, environment

Mike Segar/Reuters

With Earth Day coming up, find out which 25 cities are considered the "greenest" in America.

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