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At Least 13 Killed in Everest Avalanche

South Korea Ferry: Authorities Seek Arrest Warrant for Captain

Prosecutors asked a court to issue an arrest warrant Friday for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank leaving hundreds missing and feared dead, The Associated Press and Yonhap news agency reported.

Remembering the Extraordinary Gabriel Garcia Marquez

MEXICO CITY -- Even when we saw the end coming, Gabriel García Márquez’ death still hits you in the gut.

South Korea Ferry: 30-Minute Evacuation Delay Trapped Dozens

A half-hour delay in evacuation orders may have trapped hundreds on board the doomed South Korea ferry, according to new details which emerged Friday about how the disaster unfolded.

South Korea Ferry: Arrest Warrants Sought for Ship's Captain

Prosecutors asked a court to issue an arrest warrant Friday for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank leaving hundreds missing and feared dead, The Associated Press and Korean news agency Yonhap reported Friday.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

Would-Be Hijacker Wielded Toblerone 'Like a Sword,' Court Hears

A passenger armed with only with a Toblerone chocolate bar demanded the jet fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a court heard.Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, also made a false bomb threat on the Feb.

Kate Suggests Alpaca Toupee For Prince William's Bald Spot

The comb-over, the baseball cap or just the good old-fashioned wig have all been used by men through the ages attempting to battle baldness.

Robo-Sub Goes Deeper Than Ever but Still No Sign of MH370

PERTH, Australia -- A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the sea floor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast.

Separatists in Ukraine Ignore U.S.-Russia Deal: Report

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said Friday they would ignore an agreement reached by the U.S. and Russia telling them to leave occupied government buildings.

Oops! Brits Hire David Axelrod, But Can't Spell His Name

LONDON - The crowing announcement that Britain's Labour Party had hired Barack Obama's campaign guru and former adviser David Axelrod to help propel it back to power distilled why it might need the strategist’s help.

At Least 13 Sherpas Dead as Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least 13 people in the mountain's deadliest disaster.NBC News confirmed that all of the dead were Sherpa guides.

South Korea Ferry: 'The Neighborhood Is Like a Funeral Home'

At the school where dozens of students were missing and feared dead after the South Korea ferry disaster, emotions ranged from grief to fury Friday as parents anxiously awaited news.

At Least Six Dead, Nine Missing After Avalanche Sweeps Everest

An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.

Third Officer 'At the Helm' of Sinking Ferry: Official

South Korea's coastguard denied that divers had entered a capsized ferry on Friday in a bid to locate any survivors from an accident that appears to have claimed the lives of hundreds of passengers, many of them schoolchildren.

At Least Five Believed Buried as Avalanche Sweeps Everest

About five climbers are feared buried by an avalanche that swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday and hit a route used to ascent the world's highest peak, officials said.The avalanche hit the area just below Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87

Colombian author and Nobel winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at age 87.

Rob Ford Officially Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford officially kicked off his campaign Thursday, asking voters to stand by him in his re-election bid."I owe the people of Toronto a great, great deal of gratitude.

Eunice Yoon: Families Are Outraged After Ferry Sinking

NBC's Eunice Yoon reports that families want more government action in response to the sinking of a South Korean ferry.

Putin Refers to Ukraine as 'New Russia'

On Thursday there was more violence in eastern Ukraine as Presidents Obama and Putin shared very different visions for the country’s future.

Cost of Missing Jet Search Tops $234 Million

The Bluefin robotic submarine finally completed a full pass of the ocean floor after two aborted missions.

Cell Phone Video Captures Sheer Terror on Ferry

Nearly none of the ship’s lifeboats were deployed, authorities said, even though one reportedly carried the captain to safety.

'The Rules Be Damned': Translating Vladimir Putin on Ukraine

Now more than ever, the world is watching what Vladimir Putin has to say. But his words sometimes have only a casual relationship with reality. The true meaning of the Russian president lies beneath the surface.

A Glimmer of Hope for Trapped Ferry Passengers

Air pockets throughout the Sunken Korean ship may be keeping people alive.

Holy Sawdust Carpet Breaks World Record in Guatemala

Volunteers worked to make a traditional Guatemalan sawdust carpet in Guatemala City on Thursday.

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87

Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez, known the world over for his world of magical realism in books like "One Hundred Years of Solitude," died in his home in Mexico City at age 87.

'Most Haunted Place in the World' Up for Auction

Buying a Venetian island might sound like a dream investment. This particular one on the auction block has a nightmarish history.The island of Poveglia, purportedly the most haunted place in the world, is among several properties that Italy is selling at auction to cut its public debt.

Pope Francis Washes, Kisses Feet in Holy Thursday Ritual

ROME – Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave.

Slain Teen's Parents Pick Redemption Not Revenge in Iran

Instead of participating in the execution of their son's murderer, the slain man's parents publicly spare the killer in northern Iran.

Openings Begin in New York Terror Trial of British Imam

The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday.

Capsized South Korean Ferry Bathed in Eerie Light

A blue search light from a South Korean Coast Guard helicopter illuminates an overturned ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, on Thursday.


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