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284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:59am

South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from a ferry sinking in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.


Yahoo, PNC among early winners among US stocks

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:55am

FILE- In this Friday, June 29, 2012, file photo Specialists Frank Masello, left, and John T. O'Hara work on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York shortly before the closing bell. World stock markets rose Wednesday April 16, 2014 as China's slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)Stock indexes are opening higher after more U.S. companies reported solid earnings and some encouraging news about China's economy.


Over 280 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:54am

A South Korean passenger ship that has been sinking is seen at the sea off JindoBy Narae Kim JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - More than 280 people, many of them students from the same high school, were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. It was not immediately clear why the Sewol ferry listed heavily on to its side and capsized in apparently calm conditions off South Korea's southwest coast, but some survivors spoke of a loud noise prior to the disaster.


20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:49am

A morgue attendant stands near to a lifeless body carried by a truck prepared for funeral outside Asokoro hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April. 15, 2014, with at least 72 feared dead as a blast on Monday destroyed more than 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as their fuel tanks exploded and burned. The Monday attack just miles from Nigeria's seat of government increases doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising that is dividing the country on religious lines as never before. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Officials say suspected Islamic militants killed 20 people including a traditional ruler in northeast Nigeria in four attacks across the country in three days.


Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:46am

FILE - This April 3, 2013 file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah. The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday, April 16, 2014, the Tokyo District Court decided the company, which was a trading platform and storehouse for the bitcoin virtual currency, would not be able to resurrect itself under a business rehabilitation process filed for in February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)TOKYO (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.


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