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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he hoped not to send Russian troops into Ukraine but didn't rule it out, Sony said customers have purchased more than seven million of its new PlayStation 4 consoles, and more. Photo: AP. Copyright 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Amid powerful winds, pelting rain and strong waves South Korea's president viewed the stricken ferry, submerged off the coast of Jeju Island. At least nine people are confirmed to have died and dozens have been injured since this ferry sank on Wednesday. Around 290 people are still missing, many of them teenagers, who were on a school trip. Park Geun-hye met distressed parents, telling them that every minute and every second was critical, and urging rescuers to hurry. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE SAYING: "This wasn't supposed to happen, but it happened. I will order to make a cursory investigation and find out the cause (of the sinking) so that we can severely punish those in responsibility." It is not yet clear what caused the ship to list at a severe angle and flip over. But the role of the captain of the ship is being questioned after many survivors said he was one of the first to be rescued although no one had a
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More than 500 divers, along with 29 aircraft and more than 150 vessels are taking part in South Korean search-and-rescue efforts. The WSJ's Jonathan Cheng takes a look at the search’s progress. Copyright 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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The duke and duchess of Cambridge tour the Blue Mountains as part of the second leg of their trip Down Under. The British royals took in the sights of the Blue Mountains, near Sydney, where there were devastating bush fires last October. They met families whose homes had been burnt to the ground and members of emergency services. Will and Kate were also greeted by thousands of well-wishers at Echo Point, the famous Three Sisters rock formation. The duchess, who was wearing a Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress and wedges, was welcomed by cheers as she and her husband walked to a platform to take in the view of the Blue Mountains. Later they watched some students on an adventure training course abseiling down the rock face. William stood dangerously close to the ledge, peering down to the valley below. He then went on to meet Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Sydney. The couple arrived in Sydney with their son Prince George on Wednesday, aft
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The Republican Party establishment is actively seeking to remove Tea Party challengers in this year's midterm election. Such a stance is exemplified in the Chamber of Commerce's television attack advertisement placed against Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party contestant in Mississippi. Copyright 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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A dramatic rescue. A young girl is pulled to safety by South Korean coastguards after the ferry she was travelling in submerged on Wednesday. Kwon Ji-Yeon was one of the fortunate ones, who found a place in an inflatable dinghy. The six-year-old was one of only 179 survivors rescued before the ferry capsized and went under the water off the southwestern coast of South Korea. But her parents and brother, who accompanied her on the trip to Jeju Island are still unaccounted for. Here heartwrenching messages from Kwon's relatives searching for news of her family on a social media website. Kwon has no injuries but she is under observation in hospital. Her family are among nearly 300 people - most of them students - who are still missing
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This is all that can now be seen of the South Korean ferry, which capsized off the coast of Jeju island on Wednesday. Only the hull is visible, the rest of the ferry submerged along with what's believed to be many of its 475 passengers. (SOUNDBITE) SOUTH KOREAN COAST GUARD OFFICIAL KO MYUNG-SEOK SAYING: "If the ferry had not listed, people could run away. However, it was difficult as the ferry listed 50-60 degrees, so that there will be many victims. And we need to find out why the ferry sunk in a very short period of time." Only 149 people have been rescued and a massive search continues for hundreds still missing. Most of them were students and teachers from the same high school. It's not known why the ferry sank but the company operating it has expressed regret. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) EXECUTIVE AT CHONGHAEJIN MARINE CO., KIM YOUNG-BUNG, SAYING: "We deeply apologised to families and I'm saying again we're really sorry. Our company will pr
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Republican Marsha Blackburn tells Larry King that the U.S. is ready for a woman President, but it will likely not be Hillary Clinton because she represents the status quo. And, Blackburn believes people will reject status quo candidates in 2016.
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Helicopters, ships and inflatable dinghies join a massive search in the waters off the southwestern coast of South Korea. They're frantically looking for survivors after a ferry capsized on Wednesday travelling from Incheon to the holiday island, Jeju. It's no easy task, the currents are strong and divers are finding it difficult to enter the submerged ship. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) MINISTER OF SECURITY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, KANG BYUNG-KYU, SAYING: "Total 555 divers were mobilised for search operations and three cranes departed (for an accident area) last night. One crane will arrive tomorrow morning and two will arrive at night. Four hundred and 75 people were onboard this ferry. Most of them were students and teachers from the same high school. Only 149 passengers have been rescued and many are believed to be trapped inside. As rescue efforts continue, grieving parents wait on the shore for news of their children. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean)
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Highlights of this day in history: Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies at age 84; JP Morgan born in Connecticut; Ford rolls out the Mustang convertible. (April 17)Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
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Check out our official website: http://us.tomonews.net/Check out our Android app: http://goo.gl/PtT6VDCheck out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A 22-year-old man is in custody after five students were brutally stabbed to death at a house party in northwest Calgary.The suspect, identified as Matthew de Grood, is the son of a veteran police officer and recent graduate from the University of Calgary.Reports said the suspect arrived at the party, obtained a large knife and targeted the victims one by one, stabbing them.The suspect fled the scene on foot but was arrested about 40 minutes later a few blocks from the house with assistance from the K-9 unit. He was taken to hospital to be treated for a dog bite.The five victims, four males and a female, were all aged between 22 and 27.The motive for the attack is still unknown. There is nothing to indicate that the suspect had taken drugs or alcohol and is believed to have gone to the party directly from work.The suspect has been charged with 5 counts of first-degree murder.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off.Check out our Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextmedia.ganCheck out our iOS app: https://itunes.apple.com/app/tomonews/id633875353For news that's fun and never boring, visit our channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/TomoNewsUSSubscribe to stay updated on all the top stories:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-WqkTyKK1_70U4bb4k4lQ?sub_confirmation=1Stay connected with us here:Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUSTwitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUSGoogle+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus
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Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet company dealt with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire more employees and invest in daring ideas. Google's stock shed nearly 6 percent in extended trading. Although it remains highly successful, Google has been trying to adjust to a shift away from personal computers to smartphones and tablets. Google earned $3.45 billion, or $5.04 per share, in the quarter. Citigroup, which aspires "to become the world's digital bank", will not webcast its annual meeting next week in St. Louis. Of the top six U.S. banks, only Citigroup and Wells Fargo & Co do not allow investors to listen to live audio from their annual meetings. Analyst Mike Mayo told Reuters Citi's practice is "ludicrous." He said the bank needs to explain what it has learned since March, when the Federal Reserve rejected plans to boost dividends and buy back more shares, and investors should not have to fly to St. Louis to hear it. Several bankers familiar with deal said,Ahli United Bank Bahrain's largest lender, is evaluating a sale or a merger with a rival bank in a potential $5 billion deal. According to Thomson Reuters data, a deal of this size would be the largest banking transaction in the region for the past 20 years. It could also mark a revival of significant M&A activity in the Gulf where mergers tend to be difficult because major shareholders or prominent families,can be reluctant to cede control unless they get a generous price. The U.S. Federal Reserve should try to make its communications on the expected path of interest rates and the economy consistent with its policy statements, a top official at the central bank said on Wednesday. Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, acknowledged the most recent projections for interest rates were out of step with the Fed's pledges on policy. "It seemed to be inconsistent with the underlying decision of the committee and the underlying guidance," Lockhart told reporters in Atlanta.
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--Quality as incoming -- ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Violent clashes broke out between police officers and squatters in northern Peru on Wednesday (April 16) as authorities forcibly dislodged locals suspected of squatting on public land, amidst rising tensions over land rights in the largely rural area. Suspected squatters brandished machetes as police moved in to clear land belonging to the Agriculture Ministry. Police responded with tear gas as they sought to disperse violent protesters. According to local media, the suspected squatters began occupying the public land some two months ago when it was left abandoned. But a local court ordered police to move in and clear the site.