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July 22nd, 2014
04:32 PM ET

Dutch PM: Identifying bodies could take months

(CNN) – A train carrying the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash victims arrived in Kharkiv on Tuesday. Investigators were going through the train cars and transferring bodies to a factory, where a facility was set up to transfer them to coffins and get them on a military plane to the Netherlands for forensic investigation.

Dutch investigators had confirmed there were at least 200 bodies transported from the crash site, Jan Tuinder, head of the Dutch delegation, told reporters. Another Dutch official said investigators were still going through the train cars and it was possible all the crash victims were on the train.

Earlier Tuesday Malaysian official Mohd Sakri said there were 282 corpses aboard the train and 87 body parts.

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July 4th, 2014
05:46 PM ET

More protests as Southern California town expects new immigrant transfers

Murrieta, California (CNN) - On a holiday marking the birth of a nation of immigrants, protesters and counter-protesters began a new round of angry demonstrations Friday in a California town that was scheduled to receive new busloads of migrants arrested for entering the country illegally.

The small southern California city of Murrieta, named after a Spaniard whose family set up a sheep ranch there in 1873, is now a national flashpoint in the U.S. immigration crisis: Protesters are denouncing the federal transfer of detained migrants to their town for processing at a local U.S. Border Patrol office.

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April 22nd, 2014
05:51 PM ET

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

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Jindo, South Korea (CNN) - 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.

CNN affiliate JTBC reported that the boy dialed South Korea's emergency number, telling dispatchers for a local fire service, "Help us. The boat is sinking." The boy's fate was not clear.

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April 21st, 2014
05:03 PM ET

South Korean President: Actions of sunken ferry captain 'akin to murder'

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Jindo, South Korea (CNN) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday likened the actions of the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol to murder, as police made more four arrests and divers continued searching the submerged vessel.

The captain of the South Korean ship, Lee Joon-seok, is already facing a series of criminal charges for his role in last week's sinking, in which at least 87 people have died and 215 others remain missing. Many of them are students and teachers on a field trip from a high school near Seoul.

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April 18th, 2014
04:24 PM ET

South Korea cultural values played a role in passengers staying below deck as ferry sank

(CNN) – Cultural values in South Korea possibly played a role in why so many people remained below deck when a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea, an accident that killed 29 people and left nearly 270 missing.

CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

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