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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

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Iran says plane at airport leased to Ghana after U.S.-flagged plane sighting

DUBAI - Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana's presidential office and carrying a business delegation from the West African nation.

United Nations, Africa 11:04am EDT

Death toll climbs to at least 13 in worst tragedy on Everest

KATHMANDU - Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. | Video

Environment, 9:22am EDT

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.

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.

Japan 7:59am EDT

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.

Syria 5:38am EDT

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