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Points of Interest: South Korean Ferry, Malaysia Airlines MH370, Virgin Australia Hijack Scare

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 25th 2014 11:00 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressA TV screen shows President Barack Obama paying a silent tribute for the victims of South Korea's sunken ferry Sewol during a summit meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye as relatives of victims looks on at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea, Friday.
The containing search for bodies from the South Korean ferry and Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, and a hijacking scare on a Virgin Australia flight are among today's points of interest.
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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII: A Saint's Cousin on Being a Pilgrim in St. Peter's Square for a Canonization

by Justin Catanoso. Posted Apr 24th 2014 01:09 PM
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Getty ImagesThe double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24 is bringing travelers to Rome and Vatican City.
On April 27, Pope Francis will host a spiritual doubleheader of sorts in Rome for two of Catholicism's most illustrious leaders: Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. The late popes –- the former who sought to modernize the church through Vatican II, and latter who is credited with helping to topple Communism in Eastern Europe –- will be canonized this Sunday. In effect, they will, as saints, join the church's eternal hall of fame. And it's estimated that two million travelers will be in Rome to witness their canonizations.
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Points of Interest: Details Emerge About South Korea Ferry Victims

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 24th 2014 09:09 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressSearchers and divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near buoys that were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea on Thursday.
Details emerging about the South Korea ferry crash victims is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: South Korean Ferry Death Toll Reaches 156

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 23rd 2014 09:21 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressDivers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday.
The search for survivors of the South Korea ferry disaster is are among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: 64 Declared Dead in South Korea Ferry Accident; Malaysia to Issue Death Certificates for Missing Plane Passengers

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 21st 2014 09:40 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressThe bodies of passengers aboard the Sewol ferry which sank in the water off the southern coast, are carried by rescue workers upon their arrival at a port in Jindo, South Korea on Monday.
Sixty-four declared dead in South Korea ferry accident and Malaysia issuing death certificates for missing plane passengers are among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Captain of Capsized South Korean Ferry

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 18th 2014 09:36 AM
APTOPIX South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressCranes wait near buoys installed to mark the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the coast near Jindo, South Korea on Friday.

Prosecutors seeking an arrest warrant for the captain of the capsized South Korean ferry is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Search for Survivors of South Korea Ferry Disaster Continues

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 17th 2014 10:33 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressSouth Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea on April 17.
The continuing search for survivors of the South Korea ferry is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: South Korea Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Missing

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 16th 2014 09:29 AM
South Korea Ship Sinking
Associated PressA helicopter and fishing boats try to rescue passengers from a passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea on Wednesday
A South Korean ferry sinking is among today's points of interest.
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Points of Interest: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Searchers View China as 'Hurting as Much as Helping'

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 15th 2014 11:21 AM
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Associated PressThis map from the Joint Agency Coordination Centre details the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The search area for the missing has proved too deep for a robotic submarine, which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than halfway through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the black boxes, authorities said.
A New York Times report that China's actions in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 "are seen as hurting as much as helping" is among today's points of interest.
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citizenM Times Square, Portland's Residence Inn by Marriott and Iconic Santorini: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 04:40 PM
citizenM, Residence Inn, Iconic Santorini
citizenM Times Square, Portland's Residence Inn by Marriott in Downtown/Pearl District and Iconic Santorini highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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