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Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly'

The radio call transcript gives new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people missing. Early in its plight, the South Korean ferry seems to have listed too far to deploy its life boats.
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In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results

It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.
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'A Wound That Doesn't Close': Armenians Suffer Uncertainty Together

The Easter holiday finds Christians in the Middle East concerned over what the future may hold. As the violence in Syria deepens, many Armenians remember a history of genocidal tragedies.
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Ukraine: Deadly Gunfight Rattles Easter Truce

The shootout took place at a checkpoint near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militants have held a government building since last week.
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Hindu Nationalist Topping Polls In World's Largest Election

In India, hundreds of millions are casting their ballots in parliamentary elections over the next month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Indian reporter Supriya Sharma.
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Japan's Competitive Poets Know How To Turn A Phrase

Each spring, Japan is consumed by a contest for style of poetry called Senryu. The poems are just three spare lines about the trials and tribulations of daily life.
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Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre

The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller.
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S. Korean Community Waits And Prays For Its Missing Students

It's been a week of tragedy for the community of Ansan, an industrial town near Seoul. Many of the high school teenagers who sank with the South Korean ferry last week attended high school there.
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Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge?

Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians, and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.
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Measures Of Change After Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

One year ago, 1,100 garment workers were killed when a Bangladesh factory collapsed. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Steven Greenhouse, labor reporter for The New York Times, about what has changed.

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