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Kepler 186f planet

NASA: Earth-sized planet may sustain life

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.

Designated Kepler-186f, the planet is 490 light-years away. But in the search for worlds similar to ours,…


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9 dead after avalanche on Mount Everest

Nine Sherpa guides were killed and three others were seriously injured Friday after a high-altitude avalanche on Mt. Everest, officials said.

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Relatives fear end to ferry rescue operation

With difficult weather conditions conspiring against rescue efforts, chances of finding survivors from the Sewol ferry that unexpectedly sank Wednesday are decreasing with each passing hour.

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Divers enter ferry's second deck but are forced back

As divers raced to reach hundreds of people believed to be inside a sunken ferry boat, the death toll from the disaster rose to 28 Friday.


Fake ferry survivor texts cause anger

Disgust, anger and shock greeted official statements from South Korean authorities that texts and social media posts from survivors trapped inside the stricken ferry had been faked.

Messages such as "I am still alive... in the cafeteria please help me...


South Korea ferry: Survivors' likelihood

As rescuers take on the daunting task of finding survivors, family members of the missing passengers are pinning their slim hopes on floundering air pockets in the capsized South Korean ferry.

They know the odds aren't in their favor, particularly af...


World watches to see if Ukraine pact works

Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the West may have agreed to steps to easing the crisis in Ukraine -- but Friday will be the first test of whether those words will translate into action.

All eyes will be on Ukraine to see whether pro-Russian protest...


URGENT - South Korea Ship Entry

(CNN) -- Two divers did manage to enter the second deck -- the cargo deck -- of the ship Friday afternoon but rough waters forced them back out, the Coast Guard said. "Still, the entrance into the ship is open and we plan to resume operation to enter...

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