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‘Sorry’ ferry captain explains delay

Sewol Ferry Captain Lee Joon-seok: "I am sorry to the people of South Korea"

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank this week explains after his arrest why he delayed giving evacuation orders.


Armed pro-Russian activists guard a barricade outside the seized regional state building in Sloviansk (18 April 2014)US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia

The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

Tommy CrossanDissident republican death condemned

The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.

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