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Text From Passenger on Ferry: 'Dad, Don't Worry'
PNA - With angry, grieving relatives looking on from shore, South Korean divers continued to search for any sign of the roughly 290 people still missing from yesterday's ferry sinking, reports Reuters.
3 Dead, 104 Missing in S. Korea Ferry Sinking
PNA - At least three people are dead and more than 100 unaccounted for after a passenger ferry carrying 476 people—including more than 300 high school students—sank off South Korea's coast this morning.
UN security council to examine Syrian torture images
PNA - Some members of the UN security council are set to inspect photographs of about 11,000 Syrians, said to have been tortured and killed by Bashar al-Assad`s forces, in an effort to prosecute the perpetrators for war crimes.
Mardin elects 25-year old Christian woman as mayor
PNA - A 25-year-old student has burst onto the political scene in Turkey as the first Christian woman to govern a metropolitan city in this predominantly Muslim republic.
Jordan ambassador to Libya kidnapped
PNA - The Jordanian ambassador to Libya has been kidnapped, the Jordanian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
Russian Jet Passed Within 1K Yards of US Warship
PNA - A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a US military official said yesterday.
UN Security Council to Meet at Russia's Request
PNA - The UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine.
Syria: Bashar al-Assad says war is turning in regime's favour
PNA - President Bashar al-Assad has said that the war that has torn Syria apart for three years and cost more than 150,000 lives is turning in the government's favour, state news agency SANA reported.
Armed men seize two government buildings in eastern Ukrainian city
PNA - On Saturday, a police headquarters was seized in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk by at least 15 armed men. The takeover of government buildings by pro-Russian militants has emerged since the annexation of Crimea to Russia last month, and the pro-Russian militants are demanding independence from Ukriane.
Urgency added to search efforts for Malaysian airlines Flight MH370 as signals are fading
PNA - On March 8, a Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 went missing an hour into the flight from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crews on board. The disappearance triggered a multinational search which now focuses on the Indian Ocean.
Russia to meet EU and US for talks over Ukraine crisis
PNA - Top-level talks scheduled for next week as tense standoff with pro-Russia separatists continues in eastern Ukraine.
Australia: We've Found Pings Again
PNA - Australian officials have sounded a fresh note of confidence in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after reacquiring underwater signals following days of silence.
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