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Ferry catches fire: 1 dead, 161 rescued, hundreds more on board

Ferry catches fire: 1 dead, 161 rescued, hundreds more on board

At least one person died after a fire erupted on a ferry with hundreds of people on board off the coast of Greece, the country's Merchant Marine Ministry said Sunday, citing Italian authorities.

Pope Plane Ferry

 (CNN) -- Pope Francis said Sunday his thoughts "are with those on board the missing AirAsia plane" as well as the people on a ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea and those involved in the collision of two merchant vessels

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 with 162 on board goes missing on way to Singapore

 (CNN) -- An AirAsia passenger jet carrying 162 people lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control early Sunday, gripping Southeast Asia with a second missing plane crisis in less than a year.

What role did weather play in disappearance of AirAsia Flight QZ8501?

 (CNN) -- The passengers and crew aboard AirAsia Flight QZ8501 expected to land in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, after a flight of just over two hours.
ISIS governor of Mosul killed in coalition airstrikes

ISIS governor of Mosul killed in coalition airstrikes

The latest ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul was killed in coalition airstrikes on Thursday, according to Iraqi police.
Officials: 5 militants, 3 soldiers killed during attack on AU base in Somalia

Officials: 5 militants, 3 soldiers killed during attack on AU base in Somalia

 Five Al-Shabaab militants are dead after they attacked an African Union military base in Somalia on Thursday, AU officials said.
From Russia with no love: Party-pooping Putin cancels holiday vacation

From Russia with no love: Party-pooping Putin cancels holiday vacation

 Vladimir Putin delivered a lump of coal in the Kremlin's stocking this year when he announced Thursday that he has canceled holiday vacations for members of the government.
WWI Christmas Truce football match: Fact or fiction?

WWI Christmas Truce football match: Fact or fiction?

 (CNN) -- It's a story which has captured the imagination of the English Premier League and persuaded one UK retailer to use it for its Christmas TV advert -- but did rival armies really turn the World War I killing fields into a footb
Pope's Christmas message: Iraq and Syria have suffered too long

Pope's Christmas message: Iraq and Syria have suffered too long

 (CNN) -- Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering "brutal persecution" in Iraq and Syria.
AU officials: 5 militants killed during attack on African Union base in Somalia

AU officials: 5 militants killed during attack on African Union base in Somalia

 MOGADISHU (CNN) -- Five Al-Shabaab militants are dead after they attacked an African Union military base in Somalia on Thursday, AU officials said.
Captured Jordanian pilot's family to ISIS: Show mercy

Captured Jordanian pilot's family to ISIS: Show mercy

 For the first time since a United States-led international coalition began airstrikes against the extremist group ISIS, a coalition pilot has been captured.
FBI reaching out to theaters screening 'The Interview'

FBI reaching out to theaters screening 'The Interview'

The FBI is reaching out to the slightly more than 200 theaters which plan to screen "The Interview" on Thursday, warning of potential threats.
Suicide bomber kills dozens in town near Baghdad

Suicide bomber kills dozens in town near Baghdad

A suicide bomber killed 38 people and wounded dozens more in a town near Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.
With Internet still spotty, how might North Korea respond?

With Internet still spotty, how might North Korea respond?

 North Koreans' ability to surf the Internet -- for the few in the isolated nation who could ever really go online anyway -- is rockier than ever.
Can Serbia become the new go-to place for Hollywood productions?

Can Serbia become the new go-to place for Hollywood productions?

What do you do if you want to film the iconic story of Phileas Fogg, the intrepid Jules Verne character who takes a bet to prove that a man can circumvent the globe in 80 days?