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Over 280 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes

JINDO South Korea - 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.

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Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles trying to cross from Syria - spokesman

AMMAN - Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman's concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels.

Syria 16 Apr 2014

Iranian negotiators reject hardline criticism of nuclear talks

ABU DHABI - Iranian hardliners stepped up criticism of Tehran's negotiations with world powers over its nuclear programme on Wednesday, but negotiators defended the planned deal that could lead to an end to economic sanctions.

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Yemen's al Qaeda leader vows to attack America in new video

DUBAI - The leader of Al Qaeda's wing in Yemen has vowed to attack the United States, in a video apparently showing a gathering of the group celebrating a mass jailbreak of fighters.

Yemen 16 Apr 2014

Families of missing face agonising wait after S.Korea ferry disaster

JINDO South Korea - For the parents of the many teenagers still missing after the Sewol ferry capsized off the coast of South Korea, the wait for news - good or bad - is almost unbearable.

16 Apr 2014

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