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December 31st, 2014
06:01 PM ET

Report from Borneo: Attempts to identify victims

(CNN) - As families of the victims of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 struggle to come to grips with their loved ones being gone, Indonesian authorities are searching the sea for more wreckage and more victims.

Officials are now bringing bodies to a mid-way point, so they can start the grim process of identifying them.

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports live from Borneo.

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April 16th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Teenagers faced terrifying choice in South Korean shipwreck

Are you there and safe? Show us what's happening.

Jindo, South Korea (CNN) - It began as a routine ocean passage on calm seas. Passengers bound for a resort island were just stirring, some eating breakfast. Suddenly, the ferry began to list. At some point, a loud bang shook the ship.

Suddenly, hundreds of people aboard the ferry Sewol - many of them teenagers - faced a terrifying choice: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place as the ship rolled and started to sink around them, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water miles from the South Korean coast.

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November 13th, 2013
06:01 PM ET

Typhoon Haiyan: Scenes of devastation, calls for help

Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) - Juvelyn Taniega walks down a desolate road and points toward the barren landscape where her home once stood.

When Typhoon Haiyan tore through Tacloban, she says, the house she lived in with her husband and six children was one of the first to fall down. They huddled inside a bus, seeking shelter from the storm surge.

She survived, but they were swept away in the rushing waters. Now, Taniega is searching for their remains.

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