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Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, sits for verdicts as the ship's crew members are charged with negligence and abandonment of passengers in the disaster at Gwangju High Court in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A South Korean appellate court on Tuesday handed down a sentence of life in prison to the captain of a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool

South Korea ferry captain sentenced to life

SEOUL - The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing 304 people, was found guilty of homicide by an appeals court on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison, overturning an earlier conviction for negligence.

A man runs past damaged houses as aftershocks of an earthquake are felt a day after the earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Hospitals swamped as quake toll climbs

Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley.

Family members eat their dinner in front of a makeshift shelter on open ground to keep safe after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 26, 2015. (NAVESH CHITRAKAR/Reuters)

Desperate Nepalis flee capital

Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital.

Elijah Marsh

Crowdfunding campaigns picking up steam

When three-year-old Elijah Marsh was found dead after wandering out of his grandmother’s apartment building in the middle of a frigid night in February wearing nothing but a diaper, shirt and boots, Torontonians opened up their hearts — and their wallets.