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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.

Threat of further sanctions as Ukraine stalemate goes on

Threat of further sanctions as Ukraine stalemate goes on

A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued.

Everest avalanche toll rises

Everest avalanche toll rises

An avalanche sweeping down Mount Everest has killed at least 12 Nepali guides in what may be the deadliest single incident on the world's highest peak.

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.

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