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Bodies seen trapped in capsized ferry

Bodies seen trapped in capsized ferry

Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry have seen three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin but have been unable to retrieve them, the coastguard said, hours after the ship's captain was arrested.

Conditions hamper Korea ferry rescue

Conditions hamper Korea ferry rescue

Rescuers are struggling with strong waves and murky waters as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized.

NATO boosts presence near Ukraine

NATO boosts presence near Ukraine

NATO is sending part of its naval rapid reaction force to the Baltic Sea as part of a drive to step up the defence of eastern European allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine, the military alliance says.

Hundreds missing after Korean ferry capsize

Hundreds missing after Korean ferry capsize

South Korean coastguards and navy divers have resumed their search for nearly 280 people still missing after a ferry capsized in what could be the country's worst maritime disaster in over 20 years.

Ukraine fears prompt NATO to bolster allies

Ukraine fears prompt NATO to bolster allies

NATO says it will send more ships, planes and troops to eastern Europe to reassure allies worried by Russia's annexation of Crimea but shied away from new permanent bases in the east as Poland wanted.

Kiwi killed by drone

Kiwi killed by drone

A New Zealander was killed by a US drone attack in Yemen in November, it has been revealed.

Bomb scare at Boston Marathon finish line

Bomb scare at Boston Marathon finish line

Police in Boston say an arrest has been made after two suspicious packages were found near the finish line of the Boston Marathon this morning.

Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling

Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling

The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track athlete with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.

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