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  Divers Begin Pulling Bodies From Sunken Ferry
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    MOKPO, South Korea: After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea´s southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said.

More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. They have yet to find any survivors in the ship.

 
  Bombs Kill 4 In Shopping Street Of Iraqi Capital
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    BAGHDAD, April, 19: Iraqi police say two bombs planted on a street full of shoppers in Baghdad have killed four people and wounded eight.

They say the explosions took place in the capital´s predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Dora on Saturday morning.

 
  Death Toll In SKorea Ferry Sinking Climbs To 32
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    MOKPO, South Korea, April 19: South Korean coast guard officials say they´ve found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32.

Coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in says the latest bodies were recovered Saturday, three days after the ferry sank.

 
  Captain Of Sunken South Korean Ferry Arrested
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    MOKPO, South Korea,April 19: The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead.

 
  7 Killed In Shooting On China-Vietnam Border
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    HANOI, Vietnam, April 18: The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country.

The government in the province of Quang Ninh says Vietnamese authorities early Friday detained a group of 16 Chinese including 10 men, four women and two children after they illegally entered the country.

 
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