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    Cellphones May Help Improve Literacy in Developing World

    By Brian Shields

    PARIS (AP) — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high. Paris-based UNESCO says 774 million people worldwide cannot read, and Full Article

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    Material Washes Ashore that May Be Connected to Missing Malaysian Airliner

    By Brian Shields

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Unidentified material that has washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane, authorities said Wednesday. Police secured the material, which washed ashore 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Augusta Full Article

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    Ferry Disaster: 113 Dead, 190 Missing

    By Aaron Pero

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begin. The families who line up here to view the decomposing bodies have Full Article

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    Massive Iceberg On The Move

    By Aaron Pero

    (CNN) -- A massive iceberg with an area almost twice the size of Atlanta is moving into the ocean off Antarctica and could threaten shipping during the Antarctic winter, scientists say. The ice island, known as iceberg B31, covers 255 Full Article

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    Gigantic Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica

    By Brian Shields

    (CNN) -- A massive iceberg with an area almost twice the size of Atlanta is moving into the ocean off Antarctica and could threaten shipping during the Antarctic winter, scientists say. The ice island, known as iceberg B31, covers 255 Full Article

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    Kony Deputy Captured in Uganda

    By Brian Shields

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in an international hunt for Full Article

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    Doctors Find 12 Gold Bars in Indian Man’s Stomach

    By Brian Shields

    DELHI, India (KRON) -- Customs officials say they have seized a dozen gold bars found in the stomach of a Delhi businessman. The 63-year old man showed up at the doctor's office saying he had swallowed a bottle cap and Full Article

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    Crackdown on Yemeni Militants Leads to 55 Casualties, Officials Say

    By Brian Shields

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's interior ministry says 55 al-Qaida militants were killed in an hours-long series of strikes on a training camp operated by the group in the country's south. The statement Monday said three senior members were among Full Article

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    Hundreds of Girls Missing After Attack on Nigerian School

    By Brian Shields

    CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday. The higher figure came out a Full Article

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    South Korean President Calls Ferry Crew “Murderous”

    By Brian Shields

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew. As divers continued Full Article

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    China Begins to Arm Police Force

    By Brian Shields

    SHANGHAI (AP) — A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists. Ordinary Full Article

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    ‘Massive’ Strike Against Al-Qaeda Underway

    By Aaron Pero

    (CNN) -- An operation targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is under way in Yemen, a high-level Yemeni government official who is being briefed on the strikes told CNN on Monday. The official said that the scale of the Full Article

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    64 Dead, 238 Still Missing In Ferry Disaster

    By Aaron Pero

    Jindo, South Korea (CNN) -- Passengers aboard the doomed South Korean ferry couldn't reach lifeboats to escape because the ship tilted so quickly that it left many of them unable to move, according to a radio transcript released Sunday. "Please Full Article

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    8 Killed in Parachutist Plane Accident

    By Candice Naranjo

    HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire. Det. Supt. Petri Kangas said three people survived the accident Sunday after they parachuted from the aircraft above Jamijarvi Full Article

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    UPDATE: Malaysia Airlines Plane Lands Safely Following Landing Gear Malfunction

    By Candice Naranjo

    (CNN) -- Malaysia Airlines Flight 192, which was headed to Bangalore, India, turned around and landed safely in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the airline said Sunday. The airline said on its Facebook page that the Boeing 737 with 166 people on Full Article

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    Officials Stumped as to Why Ferry Captain Did Not Order Evacuations

    By Candice Naranjo

    OKPO, South Korea (AP) -- It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb Full Article