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Nearly 40 rhino horns stolen in South Africa

In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African provincial parks office and used a machine tool called a grinder to break into a safe holding several dozen rhino horns worth a fortune on the illegal market in parts of Asia.<p>The weekend heist in the northeastern city of Nelspruit was a blow …

South Korea ferry: Body count reaches 113

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1070000/1070971_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537535957_040d5a7cd759291afad4349214d3a702<p><b>The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry that capsized last week has reached 113, as divers recovered more bodies from the sunken …

Michigan's ban on affirmative action upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.<p>The justices found 6-2 that a lower court did not have the authority to set aside the measure …

First distress call on S. Korean ferry from passenger, not crew, coast guard says

The first distress call from the ferry Sewol came not from the crew, but from a boy who used a cell phone to contact emergency services from aboard the sinking ship, the South Korean coast guard confirmed to CNN Tuesday.<p>CNN affiliate JTBC reported that the boy dialed South Korea's emergency number, …