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Syrian state TV: 14 people killed by car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs

BEIRUT - A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 peoples, state-run Syrian television reported.

Probe into South Korea ferry focuses on sharp turn, captain's actions and slow evacuation

MOKPO, South Korea - The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.

12 Nepal guides killed, 3 missing as avalanche sweeps Mount Everest ahead of peak climb season

KATMANDU, Nepal - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Florida man smothered his crying toddler so he could play Xbox games, watch TV deputies say

HOMOSASSA, Fla. - A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday.

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes into lunar surface early, likely vaporized

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LAH'-dee) is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.

Peaches Geldof funeral to be held on Easter Monday; family says event will be private

LONDON - The family of Peaches Geldof say her funeral will be take place on Easter Monday at the same church where her mother's funeral was held.

Florida man smothered his crying toddler so he could play Xbox games, deputies say

HOMOSASSA, Fla. - Sheriff's deputies in northern Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games.

Prosecutors request arrest warrant from court for captain of South Korean ferry

SEOUL, South Korea - Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.

Politicians, writers around the world react to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

Vice principal rescued from sinking South Korean ferry found hanging from tree

SEOUL, South Korea - Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

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