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world lead

April 16th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Teenagers faced terrifying choice in South Korean shipwreck

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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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money lead

April 16th, 2014
05:29 PM ET

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone: It's not about technology

(CNN) – It's not about the technology, says Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.

Seems like an odd statement, coming from a man who co-founded a social media platform that helped bring governments to their knees. But in his new book "Things a Little Bird Told Me," Stone describes his last day at Twitter, writing about how upsetting it was to learn the company was doing a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama.

Stone wanted Twitter to be government neutral.

"I just have this general philosophy that it's really all about people, not technology. I believe in the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology," Stone said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"Whenever things happen around the world and Twitter gets mentioned along with it, I always try to make sure people see it's people that are doing this. You know, when the Berlin wall fell, it wasn't like AT&T was like, 'Hey they used phones! Phones helped!'" said Stone.
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April 16th, 2014
04:57 PM ET

Robo-sub back in Flight 370 search after glitches

(CNN) – Imagine if New York's Central Park was under pitch black water, and you had to search every bit of it – two and a half miles long, a half mile wide – with nothing but a single Maglite.

That is the challenge before searchers as they use the U.S. Navy's unmanned, robotic mini-sub to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared 41 days ago now with 239 people on board.

The Bluefin-21 is now on its third mission to map the search area, miles under water, after technical issues forced the first two missions to end early.

In fact, technical issues abound all across the board in this investigation, from the deep of the Indian Ocean, to the briefing rooms of Beijing, where, as CNN's René Marsh reports, passengers' families had another meltdown at officials, whom they believe are concealing the truth.

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April 16th, 2014
04:41 PM ET

Flight 370 cell phone mystery

(CNN) – It has become a curious sub-plot in the ever evolving mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 – why did only the co-pilot's cell phone try to connect with a tower after the flight disappeared, and did he try to make a call?

Malaysian investigators aren't saying much, but there has been renewed focus on whether the cell signal was detected anywhere else.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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