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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Vice principal rescued from sinking South Korean ferry found hanging from tree

SEOUL, South Korea - Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Probe into South Korea ferry focuses on sharp turn, captain's actions and slow evacuation

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

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Prosecutors request arrest warrant from court for captain of South Korean ferry

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.

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

12 Nepal guides killed, 3 missing as avalanche sweeps Mount Everest ahead of peak climb season

Story ImageKATMANDU, Nepal - 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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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Mobilicity says Telus to acquire company for $350 million in proposed sale

TORONTO - Mobilicity says it has agreed to be purchased by Telus Corp. (TSX:T) for $350 million.

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Mazda recalling 109,000 older Tribute SUVs to fix frame rust problem

DETROIT - Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Chinese government trade union to mediate shoe factory strike by tens of thousands of workers

BEIJING, China - Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of labourers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labour dispute.

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

As Belgian pubs shut, brewers warn country is losing love of beer and cannot rely on exports

Story ImageDWORP, Belgium - The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone.

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Asian stock markets rise in abbreviated trading

BEIJING, China - Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance.

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Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Venture investments soar 57 per cent in 1st quarter to highest level since 2001

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 per cent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into an increasing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

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