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world lead

April 18th, 2014
04:54 PM ET

How the South Korea ferry sank

(CNN) – The time it took the South Korea ferry to sink could be telling to investigators.

CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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April 18th, 2014
04:45 PM ET

Fmr. Coast Guard captain from 'A Perfect Storm' weighs in on South Korea ferry disaster

(CNN) – An arrest warrant was issued Friday for the captain of the ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea, an accident that killed 29 people and left nearly 270 missing.

Plenty of questions remain about why it took so long to evacuate the ferry and why passengers were ordered at first to stay put.

"There was no reason to have that many people trapped down below the ship whatsoever," said Captain Larry Brudnicki, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.). Brudnicki led the rescue mission after the disaster that inspired the movie "The Perfect Storm."
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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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politics lead

April 18th, 2014
03:53 PM ET

Sen. Corker calls for lethal aid to Ukrainian military

(CNN) – The leading Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today called for the Obama administration to provide lethal weapons to the Ukrainian military and stop "holding their coat."

"It's time for us to consider anti-tank weaponry, anti-aircraft weaponry," Corker said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

Russia is going to far out man Ukraine, "but we need to make sure that they understand they're going to pay a price if they do come in," says Corker.
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