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Families march to China shipwreck site as survivor hopes fade

JIANLI, China - Dozens of people broke through a police cordon on Wednesday as they marched towards the site of a sunken cruise ship in the Yangtze River to demand news of missing relatives. | Video

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South Korea test-fires missile that can strike all of the North

SEOUL - South Korea on Wednesday test-launched a new ballistic missile that can hit all of North Korea, the president's office said, developed under a new agreement with the United States that lets Seoul extend the weapon's range to up to 800 km (500 miles). | Video

FBI to investigate Russia, Qatar World Cup bids

NEW YORK/ZURICH - The FBI's investigation of alleged corruption at FIFA includes scrutiny of how soccer's governing body awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 competition to Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official said. | Video

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Two years on, empty schools pose tough sell for Chicago

CHICAGO - Sitting at the dead end of a west side Chicago street, the vacant Ward elementary school is a gloomy sight.

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Djokovic thrashes Nadal to reach French Open semis

PARIS - Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros to reach the semi-finals of the French Open with a devastating and thoroughly one-sided 7-5 6-3 6-1 win on Wednesday.

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Wal-Mart relaxing dress code in bid to address worker concerns

- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it was relaxing its dress code and raising the temperature at its stores as part of an effort to improve working conditions at its 4,555 U.S. locations.

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Ukraine forces, separatists fight first serious battles in months

KIEV - Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine's defense minister said an attempt by rebels to take the eastern town of Maryinka had been thwarted. | Video