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Ferry crew member hailed as heroine 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:42:35 EDT 
    The number of crew members charged is rising, and so is the anger that families feel.

U.S. involvement in Yemen 'extensive' 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:48:53 EDT 
    The United States offered extensive assistance beyond drone strikes during a massive anti-terror operation in Yemen, including flying Yemeni commandos to a site where they killed scores of suspected al Qaeda members, a U.S. official said.

Everest: Season may be canceled 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:49:51 EDT 
    Just days away from the beginning of the busiest climbing season of the year at Mount Everest, expeditions are unsure whether climbs on the world's highest peak will go ahead.

Stowaway 'tired, quiet and hungry' 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:03:48 EDT 
    Teriyaki meatballs, rice, cookies and a bottle of water.

David Moyes: The price of failure 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:01:15 EDT 
    CNN's Isa Soares looks at what David Moyes' brief career at Manchester United means for the business side of the club.

Did Pistorius take 'acting lessons?' 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:43:17 EDT 
    South African newspaper columnist Jani Allan accused Oscar Pistorius of taking "acting lessons" before his testimony at his murder trial. Pistorius has claimed that he accidentally killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder to his home in Pretoria.

Putin's strategy: Good cop, bad cop 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:08:13 EDT 
    On April 17, as the Russian President laid into Ukraine from Moscow, his foreign minister was signing a conciliatory deal in Geneva. So, just what is Russia up to now?

As nuclear power dies, solar rises 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:17:19 EDT 
    At long last, this Earth Day we celebrate the true dawn of the Solar Age. That sunrise is hastened, here and abroad, by the slow demise of the once-touted "too-cheap-to-meter" Atomic Age of nuclear power.

How you can travel back in time 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:49:44 EDT 
    Q & A with artist Rachel Sussman on her new book of photographs, "The Oldest Living Things in the World."

Killing ourselves with antibiotics? 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:32:51 EDT 
    Martin Blaser says the overuse of antibiotics threatens to deplete our bodies of "good" microbes, leaving us vulnerable to an unstoppable plague--an "antibiotic winter."

Tycoon's home searched as ferry investigation widens 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:53:24 EDT 
    Authorities search offices and home of a reclusive businessman, known as 'the millionaire with no face,' whose family appears to control the holding company that owns the sunken ferry.

Tears as bodies arrive home 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:51:12 EDT 
    Families of those aboard the capsized S. Korean ferry continue to grieve as the death toll climbs. Nic Robertson reports.

A procession of portraits 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:47:56 EDT 
    Family, friends and strangers came to pay their respects to students lost in the ferry sinking in South Korea.

Ferry tragedy in photos 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:49:59 EDT 

    Are more captains abandoning ship? 
      Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:07:42 EDT 
      When the HMS Birkenhead, a British ship carrying troops, began to sink off the coast of South Africa in 1852, the captain and military officers on board famously allowed women and children to board the lifeboats first.
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