1. Ferry Pilot Was Negotiating Perilous Waterway for First Time, Prosecutors Say

    A 26-year-old third mate was steering a South Korean ferry through a notoriously treacherous waterway for the first time when it tilted and sank, prosecutors said on Saturday.

  2. Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Let Others Go Down With Ship

    Lee Jun-seok became the second sea captain in two years to flee a sinking vessel when he left a South Korean ferry as terrified passengers were still struggling to get off.

  3. Pro-Russian Forces Work on Consolidating Power

    3:13 PM ETIn towns that form the core of the area under pro-Russian militant control, pressure mounted on political dissenters and the media in ways that are commonplace in Russia.

  4. Battle Rages in Homs, Hub of Revolt Against Assad Government

    4:36 PM ETSyrian insurgents and anti-government activists are reporting near-continuous bombardment of the Old City and the nearby neighborhood of Waer.

  5. Held in Syria, 4 Journalists Are Released

    After 10 months in captivity in Syria, the French journalists were released on the Turkish-Syrian border on Friday.

  6. Forget the Car. In Slovakian Lottery, Real Prize Goes to Tax Man.
  7. Leveled by Landslide, Towns Mull How to Rebuild
  8. Deadliest Day: Sherpas Bear Everest’s Risks
  9. Covert Inquiry by F.B.I. Rattles 9/11 Tribunals
  10. Critic of Pakistani Military Wounded in Karachi Attack
  11. In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous
  12. Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea
  13. My European Ritual
  14. Sea Change
  15. Spare the Advice


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