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Madeleine McCann, age progression to 9

Teri Blythe/Metropolitan PD

Police: 6 new cases linked to McCann probe

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal are looking at six more cases where a male intruder entered holiday villas where children were staying, police said Wednesday.

South Korea ferry search

South Korea Joint Task Force

Hope fades in South Korea ferry search

Divers retrieved yet more bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol on Wednesday as hopes of finding survivors faded on news that rescuers haven't found any air pockets inside the ship.

Pro-Russian protesters, Luhansk, Ukraine

Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Ukraine: Pro-Russian militants to be targeted

Pro-Russian militants will be targeted in four key cities in Ukraine's restive east, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister said Wednesday, even as a contingent of U.S. paratroopers was due to arrive in Poland for military exercises prompted by the crisis.

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Hawaiian Airlines stowaway

CNN

Stowaway jumped fence 6 hours before takeoff

The teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight hidden in the plane's wheel well is recovering in a Hawaii hospital, a state health official said.

Mount Everest

Mount Everest climbers' grieve for Sherpas

To set foot on Mount Everest is to risk death. Mountaineering tourists and their native Nepali guides both have this on their minds, as they straddle cavernous ravines in the ice.

But nothing could have prepared American climber Jon Reiter for last we...

Object of interest MH370

MH370 search: 'Object of interest' found

Australian officials say an "object of interest" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysia authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner...

Obama, 1-17-2014

Pool

Obama starts tour with reassurance to Japan

President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

San Jose to Maui

CNN

Teen stowaway signals 'big security breach'

If a teen carrying nothing but a comb can do it, who else could breach airport security and hop aboard the bottom of a plane?

That's the question many are asking after a 15-year-old boy sneaked into the wheel well of a Boeing 767 and flew from San Jos...

IRS

Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency

The IRS is in damage control mode Tuesday after an audit revealed that it paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues themselves.

Ebola

Death toll from Ebola outbreak goes up to 142

A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.

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