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Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead


JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board. | Video

World, South Korea 7:06am EDT

New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on


SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine - A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued. | Video

World, Russia 7:06am EDT

Search resumes after Everest's worst climbing tragedy


KATHMANDU - Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.

Environment, World 2:58am EDT

Current underwater search for Malaysia plane could end within a week


SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia - The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10 km (6.2 mile) circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week, Australian search officials said on Saturday.

Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president


CAIRO - Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi officially submitted his bid on Saturday to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election alongside former army-chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who is widely expected to win.

World, Egypt 5:27am EDT

Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China


YONAGUNI, Japan - Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

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Kidnapped French journalists found on Turkey's Syrian border


ISTANBUL - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June were found by Turkish soldiers on its border with Syria on Saturday, Turkish media reported, and French President Francois Hollande said the four were in good health.

World, Syria 5:38am EDT

Two killed in Bahrain car explosion: Interior Ministry

MANAMA - An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said.

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Northern Ireland police arrest man in Belfast shooting

BELFAST - Northern Ireland police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a prominent former member of a hardline republican splinter group.

World, Ireland 6:41am EDT

Air strike kills 13 suspected militants in central Yemen: sources

SANAA - An air strike killed 13 suspected al Qaeda militants in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda on Saturday, security and tribal sources said.

World, Yemen 3:57am EDT

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.