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Hundreds missing as S Korea ferry sinks

Passengers had been holding on for half an hour before rescuers arrived as Lucy Williamson reports

Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.


crowd of peopleWage rises catch up with inflation

After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Women stand near soldiers wearing pro-Russian ribbons in Sloviansk, Ukraine, 16 AprilUkraine military column 'disarmed'

Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.

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