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Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead 7:06am EDT

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.  Full Article

 
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Ukraine calls 'Easter truce' as separatists hold firm 9:44am EDT 

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender.  Full Article  

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TSX nears six-year high as energy shares extend rally Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index reached its highest in nearly six years on Thursday after positive U.S. economic data drove gains in the price of oil, which in turn lifted shares of oil producers.  Full Article  

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Toronto Mayor Ford opens re-election bid with 'cut the gravy' vow Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford launched his re-election campaign on Friday, acknowledging the crack-cocaine scandal that has made him a topic of water cooler talk across North America, but also happy to trade on his notoriety.  Full Article