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Grieving mother, South Korean ferry

Kyung Lah/CNN

Captain in ferry sinking charged, in custody

The captain of the sunken ferry in South Korea was formally charged and is in custody, state-run media reported early Saturday, citing prosecutors and police.

Lee Joon Seok is charged with five violations, relating to his abandoning the boat, neglige...

South Korean ferry, search efforts

Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Ferry disaster: What's likelihood of finding survivors?

As rescuers take on the daunting task of finding survivors, family members of the missing passengers are pinning slim hopes on floundering air pockets in the capsized South Korean ferry.

Mexico earthquake

USGS

Magnitude-7.2 quake strikes southern Mexico

It met the definition of a major one, but the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck Friday in southern Mexico's Guerrero state doesn't appear to have left much of a mark, and the region emerged relatively unscathed.

"There was no way not to feel it," G...

Kansas city highway suspect

KC highway shooting suspect charged

[Breaking news alert, 2:34 p.m.]

Mohammed Whitaker, suspect in the Kansas City-area highway shootings, is charged with 18 felony counts covering nine incidents, Jackson County's prosecutor said Friday. Two counts are "A" felonies alleging he shot some...

Family member of missing South Korean ferry passenger shouts

Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Anger in S. Korea amplified by misinformation

With at least 28 people dead and hundreds still missing from the unexplained South Korean ferry disaster, misinformation has only fueled frustrations.

Pope Francis, first day

Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Pope Francis leads Good Friday service

Pope Francis on Friday evening was leading a service at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican to mark Good Friday, the most solemn day in the Christian calendar.

Later Friday, he will take part in a nighttime ceremony marking the Stations of the Cross, ...

Richard Kirk

Denver Police Department

Man to face murder charge in 911 call killing

A Denver man accused of killing his wife as she called 911 will face a first-degree murder charge, the Denver District Attorney's Office said Friday.

Richard Kirk allegedly shot his wife, Kristine Kirk, on Monday while she made a 13-minute call to 911...

Putin on TV

REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Ukraine protesters defiant despite pact

The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk on Friday defied an international deal for protesters to vacate seized buildings and lay down their arms.

The deal was agreed to by Russia, Ukraine and the West...

Flight 370 mural

REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

MH370: Drone scans ocean; frustration builds

A drone submerged Friday to the bottom of the Indian Ocean for its fifth trip in search of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of the people who were aboard the jetliner when it disappeared from radar nearly six weeks ago pressed for answers.

The...

South Korean ferry sinks, search efforts

Issei Kato/Reuters

71-year-old recalls how stranger saved her

Tethered to an IV drip, 71-year-old Shin Young Ja lies under a thin fleece blanket, nursing a broken back and wracked with survivor's guilt.

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