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  • Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas have announced reconciliation to form a a unity government. They split up violently in 2007.(BBC[1]
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  • 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing
    • A total of 113 people are known to have died, with 190 more passengers missing and presumed trapped inside the vessel. Seven crew members are detained for their failure to evacuate Sewol ferry. The reason for sinking is not yet clear. (BBC)
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  • 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing:
    • The death toll rises to 58 as Navy and Coast Guard divers comb the ferry to retrieve victims from the Sewol. Five routes into the ferry have been established, and operations are expected to pick up pace. (Yonhap)
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  • 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing:
    • The death toll of the accident rises to 32 as two bodies are found in the sea and three in a cabin of the ferry, which became fully submerged yesterday. (Yonhap)
    • The South Korean government considers declaring a special disaster zone in Ansan. (Yonhap)
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  • Arts and crafts retailer Michaels announces that 3 million customers were affected by the 8-month long security breach that resulted in the theft of their customers' personal information. (CNN)
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  • Two former Anglo Irish Bank chiefs, Pat Whelan and William McAteer, are found guilty of making loans designed to illegally prop up the bank's share price. (BBC)
  • Bankruptcy judge Steven W. Rhodes says that the court may maintain supervision over the finances of the city of Detroit, Michigan, even after the city emerges from bankruptcy protection. (Reuters)
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