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Watch these Caterpillar excavators play the biggest game of Jenga ever

Catfight.<p>Jenga is fun, but it's a lot more fun when played using heavy construction equipment weighing a few hundred tons.<p>Caterpillar, maker of all manner of dozers, backhoes, cranes, and other construction site awesomeness put together this video of some its machinery playing everyone's favorite …

Caterpillars

In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks

Images from South Korea, where a major rescue operation is under way after a passenger ferry carrying some 462 people capsized and then sank.

Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing …

Theories on how a South Korean passenger ferry suddenly sank - CNN.com

Sewol ferry captain Lee Joon-Seok was acquitted of murder, avoiding a death sentence, but was sentenced to 36 years in jail on November 11 for his role in the maritime disaster that killed more than 300.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>South Korean ferry sinks<p>South Korean ferry sinks<p>South Korean ferry sinks<p>South Korean …

Dozens injured after train derails in India

A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, injuring dozens of passengers.<p>The engine and nine of the train's 13 coaches jumped the track near the Jagiroad station, about 85 miles east of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, state-owned Indian Railways said in a statement.<p>The …

South Korea ferry sinking: search for survivors as hundreds feared dead

Six confirmed dead as officials say those inside wreck unlikely to have survived, amid suggestions passengers - including 325 school pupils - were told to stay below deck as ship sank<p>Naval divers are searching the wreck of a ferry that sank off South Korea with hundreds of school pupils on board, …

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Passenger Train Derails Injuring Dozens in India

A passenger train derailed in northeastern India on Wednesday, injuring dozens of passengers. The engine and nine of the train's 13 carriages jumped the track near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 56 miles away from Guwahati, India.<p>Six passengers were hospitalized following the incident, with 36 …

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South Korea Ferry Disaster: A Nation Searches for Answers

<i>Updated on Thursday, 6:06 a.m. ET</i><p>The ferry that sank off South Korea’s south coast on Wednesday was named <i>Sewol</i>, or “time and tide.” Rescue workers on …

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'Deeply Ashamed' Ferry Captain Among First to Abandon Ship

The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing, is under investigation as a possible …

California FedEx and Tour Bus Crash 911 Calls Released

The 911 calls to the California Highway Patrol immediately after last week's deadly crash between a FedEx truck and a college tour bus full of high schoolers were released on Thursday — and include one particularly frantic excerpt from a disoriented student.<p>"Hi, um, I was in a car accident. I was …

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This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

Now a 'Pollen Vortex'? Wild Weather May Mean Allergy Nightmare

If the constant cold weren’t enough, a brutal winter has many speculating that the polar vortex will be replaced by a “pollen vortex,” leaving allergy sufferers sniffling and miserable.<p>Alesia Kotek is ready for the worst. She and her 13-year-old daughter Caitlin share allergies to grass and trees — …

Global alliance warns of no end to poverty unless countries pull together

The fight to end poverty is at "a critical juncture" and will require greater collaboration and stronger political will, delegates at a high-level meeting in Mexico have warned.<p>The first meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), which ended on Wednesday, …

PLO: Israel using prisoners as 'blackmail' | US & Canada

<b>Ramallah, Occupied West Bank -</b> Ismat Mansour was only 16 years old when he was arrested and sentenced to 22 years in prison for complicity in killing an Israeli settler.<p>At the time, the first intifada - the Palestinian uprising against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip - was in …

Kansas City Police Have Highway Shooting Suspect in Custody

Kansas City police said today they have taken into custody a suspect in connection with a string of highway shootings that have set the area on …

Turkey to censor tweets with 'malicious' content

Twitter might not be banned in Turkey anymore, but the country's government isn't quite done putting it through the censorship wringer yet. In fact, Turkish Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan just released a written statement that says: "We [Twitter and Turkey] have reached a consensus to …

The U.S. Could Get More and More Super-Freezing Winters

Political prisoners tell UN of N Korea abuses

The United Nations Security Council has been holding talks about cases of alleged human rights abuses in North Korea.<p>Shin Dong-hyuk, who attended the special meeting in New York, says he was born into one of the country's political prison camps in 1982.<p>Shin's book "Escape from Camp 14" describes …

Avalanche kills 12 in single deadliest accident on Mount Everest

A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said.<p>Four others are missing, said Madhu Sudan Burlakoti of Nepal's Tourism Ministry, adding that six people were injured in total.<p>A group of about 50 …

Nigeria abductions: Military admits girls still missing

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1070000/1070319_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524672738_484b1af3f6653fd785f14203adb06078<p><b>Nigeria's military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated.</b><p>There …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

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Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine ignore new Geneva pact aimed at easing tensions

Two days after an international pact was brokered with the stated goal of easing tensions in Ukraine, the major players met again in Kiev to hash out plans to push it along.<p>While there was little indication of what, if any, progress was made Saturday in defusing tensions, all sides agreed to allow …

South Korean Ferry Captain Says Frigid Waters Delayed Evacuation

<i>This story was updated most recently at 4:11 p.m. ET on April 19.</i><p>The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people …

Dozens killed in series of blasts in Iraq

At least 25 people were killed in the latest wave of attacks across Iraq, including a series of bombings targeting shoppers in a Sunni neighbourhood in Baghdad, authorities have said.<p>Four people were killed in a twin bomb attack on busy commerical streets in the Dora neighbourhood in the capital on …

South Korea ferry 'steered by inexperienced third mate'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1070000/1070298_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524708588_a7e443bb082cf214a41ae197ee987f56<p><b>The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by an inexperienced third mate who had never navigated the challenging waters where the</b> …

Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine adds to tension

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left several people dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.<p>In the early …

Korean Gym Becomes Hothouse of Grief for Ferry Relatives

Kim Ha-na no longer sleeps or eats and is haunted by the voice of her 17-year-old brother, calling frantically to tell her the ferry he was aboard with more than 300 classmates and staff from his high school on the outskirts of Seoul was sinking.<p>More than 50 people are now known to have died and …

These Photos Of Detroit's Golden Age Show How Far The City Has Fallen

The city has long been in decline and rapidly losing population, but it hasn't always been that way.<p>The automobile industry had its home base in Detroit and the population spiked from just over 285,000 in 1900 to over 1.5 million by 1930. Downtown was bustling with large industrial buildings, …