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South Korea Coast Guard members search near a South Korean ferry after it capsized. 17 April 2014 Weather blights S Korea ferry search

Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City, on March 6, 2014. Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.


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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible. (General Motors) Chevy finds a calm in the storm

In the midst of a massive recall, Chevrolet refocuses attention by unveiling a Corvette that accelerates from a stop to 60mph in less than 3.5 seconds.

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Ferris wheel An unexpected hub of modern art

Best known for its old-world charm, this metropolis serves as an unlikely stomping ground for modern creatives - from street artists to work by Andy Warhol.

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Methane hydrate 'Fire ice' - an energy game changer?

Enormous deposits of an energy source known as fire ice could be the key to energy independence - but extracting it from the ocean floor is costly and difficult.


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