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In calm, safe waters, Korean ferry may have been going too fast

It should have been plain sailing for a South Korean ferry carrying hundreds of children and their teachers on an outing to the sub-tropical island of Jeju, an annual trip for Danwon High School. The Sewol had 476 passengers and crew on board, including 339 children and teachers. It had an experienced captain, was navigating... Read More

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (centre left) talks to soldiers during his visit to Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus, yesterday. Assad yesterday visited Maaloula, an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists. – Reuters pic, April 21, 2014.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (centre left) talks to soldiers during his visit to Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus, yesterday. Assad yesterday visited Maaloula, an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists. – Reuters pic, April 21, 2014.

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