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Big is good for building Boeings

Big is good for building Boeings

When people who have been to Boeing's factory at Everett, north of Seattle, say it is big, and then continue to go on about how big it is, that is because it is stupendously large.

First bodies retrieved from sunken ferry

First bodies retrieved from sunken ferry

South Korean divers retrieved three bodies from inside a sunken ferry overnight, officials said, the first time they have been able to gain entry to the passenger section of the ship.

Ukraine calls Easter truce in east

Ukraine calls Easter truce in east

A mediator from Europe's OSCE security body headed to eastern Ukraine seeking the surrender of pro-Russian separatists as the Kiev government declared an Easter truce following a peace accord with Moscow.

Flight 370 search at 'critical juncture'

Flight 370 search at 'critical juncture'

The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's transport minister says as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed that has so far found nothing.

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.

Captain of capsized ferry arrested

Captain of capsized ferry arrested

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized, leaving 29 people dead and 274 others missing, has been arrested, the country's Yonhap news agency says.

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.

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