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South Korea Ferry Disaster Sets Rescuers, And Fears, In Motion

Hundreds are missing after a ferry sank Wednesday off South Korea's southern coast. Reporter Jason Strother in Seoul offers details on the latest developments.
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Ukrainian Tanks Roll In — But Above Them Russian Flags Fly

Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
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NATO Makes Plans To Bolster Its Eastern Border

NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
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Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis

A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.
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Under The Streets Of Naples, A Way Out For Local Kids

A priest in Naples' tough Sanità neighborhood has put local kids — some from mob families — to work restoring underground catacombs full of early Christian art. The result? 40,000 tourists a year.
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Iraq's Infamous Abu Ghraib Prison Temporarily Closed

The country's Justice Ministry made the announcement that it was moving the prison's 2,400 inmates because of fears that Sunni insurgents might overrun the complex.
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Dozens Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria

The Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected. It is also being blamed for Monday's bomb attack that killed more than 70 people in Nigeria's capital.
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In Ukraine: Reports Of Soldiers Switching To Pro-Russia Side

As the government tries to assert control in the eastern part of the nation, there's word that some Ukrainian troops may now be on the side of locals who wish to join Russia.
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Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks Off South Korea's Coast

Most of the passengers, according to news reports, were high school students and teachers on a school trip. Of the nearly 500 people who were on board, nearly 300 were initially unaccounted for.
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Sad Panda In China Gets Her Own Play Area

Si Jia got depressed after her only companion moved to another zoo. The staff at the Yunnan Safari Park in southwest China built her a swing and parallel bars. She may get a real friend soon.

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