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Rescuers fight time to find hundreds missing in sunken ferry

SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day on Saturday, with the whole country clinging to dim hope of finding survivors. Hundreds of Navy and Coast Guard officers, along with civilian divers, have been battling strong underwater currents and low visibility to reach 273 people believed to be trapped inside the ferry Sewol that sank three days ago.

Rescuers fight time to find hundreds missing in sunken ferry

SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day on Saturday, with the country clinging to the dim hope of finding survivors. Some 652 Navy and Coast Guard officers, along with civilian divers, have been battling strong underwater currents and low visibility to reach 273 people believed to be trapped inside the ferry Sewol that sank three days ago.

Rescuers fight time to find hundreds missing in sunken ferry

SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day on Saturday, with the country clinging to the dim hope of finding survivors. Some 652 Navy and Coast Guard officers, along with civilian divers, have been battling strong underwater currents and low visibility to reach 273 people believed to be trapped inside the ferry Sewol that sank three days ago.

Formula One: Raikkonen, both McLarens out in Q2

Former world champions Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button both missed the final shoot-out at a wet qualifying session for the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday. Raikkonen, racing in front of new Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci for the first time, finished 11th fastest in Q2 ahead of Button and Kevin Magnussen in the other McLaren. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, winner of the last two races, was setting the pace and led the top 10 drivers into Q3, four-tenths quicker than Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg. bur/th/lto

Rescuers fight time to find hundreds missing in sunken ferry

SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day on Saturday, with the whole country clinging to dim hope of finding survivors. Some 652 Navy and Coast Guard officers, along with civilian divers, have been battling strong underwater currents and low visibility to reach 273 people believed to be trapped inside the ferry Sewol that sank three days ago.

Rescuers fight time to find hundreds missing in sunken ferry

SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day on Saturday, with the whole country clinging to dim hope of finding survivors. Some 652 Navy and Coast Guard officers, along with civilian divers, have been battling strong underwater currents and low visibility to reach 273 people believed to be trapped inside the ferry Sewol that sank three days ago.

US raises pressure on Russia over deal

The United States ramped up the pressure on Moscow on Friday, urging "full and immediate compliance" of a four-way agreement on Ukraine and warning of new sanctions if Russia fails to do so. It came as the deal, struck Thursday in Geneva between the US, European Union, Ukraine and Russia, appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic.

US raises pressure on Russia over deal

The United States ramped up the pressure on Moscow on Friday, urging "full and immediate compliance" of a four-way agreement on Ukraine and warning of new sanctions if Russia fails to do so. It came as the deal, struck Thursday in Geneva between the US, European Union, Ukraine and Russia, appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic.

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

US Capitol superheroes fail to break world record

They may have super-human powers and the nerve to don spandex, but a dozen Supermen and a number of Captain Americas failed to break a world record Friday outside the US Capitol. Exactly 237 people gathered under dull skies attempting to conjure up something miraculous and smash the record for the largest gathering of individuals dressed as comic-book characters. But they didn't even get close to the record-breaking 1,530 that hit Changzhou, China in April 2011 during an animation convention.
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