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Relatives of passengers aboard a sunken ferry cry during a Buddhist ceremony to pray for speedy rescue and their safety at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. The ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday, with about 270 people still missing.  AP Photo Lee Jin-man  Lee Jin-man Associated Press
South Korea ferry disaster: 28 dead, 270 still missing

Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and whether a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find 270 people still missing and feared dead.

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  • Toronto mayor Rob Ford reacts as he speaks to his supporters during his campaign launch in Toronto on Thursday, April 17. The mayor stands a good chance of winning re-election, say political observers, though it's possible challenger Olivia Chow will cause the other candidates to split the centre-right vote. Nathan Denette Canadian PressHow Toronto Mayor Rob Ford could win again
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-18 5:00 AM

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's enduring support and an effectively crafted populist image could carry him through to re-election in October despite a year blighted by scandal, according to political observers.

  • CBCAmanda Todd case: RCMP announce 5 charges against Dutch citizen
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 2:28 PM

    B.C. RCMP have announced child pornography and internet luring charges against a 35-year-old Dutch citizen in connection with the online sexual extortion of Amanda Todd.

  • The Canada Border Services Agency introduced a new tool on its web site intended to help travellers, who are either visiting Canada or who are returning home from the U.S., plan their drive through any one of Canada's 26 busiest borders before leaving for the long weekend. Jason Kryk The Canadian PressBorder wait times tool launched for Easter weekend
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-17 6:25 PM

    The Canada Border Services Agency introduced a new tool on its web site Thursday to help travellers minimize their wait times at the Canada-U.S. border on Easter weekend. CBC News wants to hear from you! Tell us how long you waited to get into Canada and where did you cross? Tweet us with the hashtag #cbcborder

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  • RCMP lay charges in Amanda Todd caseRCMP lay charges in Amanda Todd case
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-17 7:51 PM

    VANCOUVER - Five charges including child pornography, extortion, criminal harassment and Internet luring have been laid by RCMP against a man in the Netherlands in connection with the Amanda Todd case, an online bullying story that captured millions across the world.

  • Sister describes brother's stabbing in Regina
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-17 6:34 PM

    REGINA - The sister of a man stabbed in a random attack at a Regina shopping mall says his life was saved by a woman who stopped and applied pressure to his wound.

  • Toronto Mayor Ford holds re-election launch
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-17 6:08 PM

    TORONTO - Toronto’s controversial Mayor Rob Ford threw a large party _ complete with recorded music and a live band _ for the official launch of his re-election campaign.<

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  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper  left  meets with Ukrainian ambassador to Canada Vadym Prystaiko  right Monday April 14, 2014, in Ottawa regarding the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS Fred Chartrand The Canadian PressCanada's criticism of Russia 'makes no difference'

    The Conservative government's tough rhetoric over Russia’s actions in the Ukraine may play well to some voters domestically, but analysts doubt it will have any impact on curtailing Moscow's policies in the region.

  • Relatives of passengers aboard a sunken ferry cry during a Buddhist ceremony to pray for speedy rescue and their safety at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. The ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday, with about 270 people still missing.  AP Photo Lee Jin-man  Lee Jin-man Associated PressSouth Korea ferry disaster: 28 dead, 270 still missing

    Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and whether a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find 270 people still missing and feared dead.

  • In this May 18, 2013 photo released by Alpenglow Expeditions, a climber pauses on the way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. Nepal will slash the climbing fees for Mount Everest to attract more mountaineers to the world's highest peak, even as concerns grow about the environmental effects of thousands of climbers who already crowd the mountain during the high season. Madhusudan Burlakoti, head of Nepal's Department of Mountains, said Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 that beginning next year, it will cost $11,000 per climber to climb Everest.  AP Photo Alpenglow Expeditions, Adrian Ballinger  MANDATORY CREDIT, EDITORIAL USE ONLY Adrian Ballinger Alpenglow Expeditions The Associated PressMount Everest avalanche kills 12 Nepalese guides

    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

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  • Police: Dad smothered toddler to play video game

    HOMOSASSA, Fla. - Sheriff's deputies in northern Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games.

  • Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

    SEOUL, South Korea - Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.

  • Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    MOKPO, South Korea - Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.

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