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News in Review - September 2014 Korean Ferry Disaster

More than 300 people were killed when a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea in April 2014. Most of the dead were young students taking part in a school trip. Many blame poor emergency procedures for the tragedy, but others say the blame rests solely on crew members who put their safety ahead of their passengers'.
  • 2014
  • 00:14:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2014

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Quirks & Quarks Between Man and Beast: The Gorilla and the Victorians

Until about 150 years ago, the gorilla was considered a mythical beast. No European had ever seen one, and its very existence was only rumoured. All that changed, however, when a young, unknown French explorer named Paul du Chaillu turned up in London in 1861 with a load of gorilla skeletons and stuffed gorillas skins that he had collected in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:14:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

News in Review - November 2005 London Bombs: A Summer Of Terror

On July 7, 2005, four suicide bombers attacked London's busy bus and subway system. Fifty-six people were killed and about 700 others were injured. Two weeks later four other men tried to carry out a similar attack, but this time the bombs failed to explode. In this News and Review story we'll look at the attacks, and at the men ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2005

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News in Review - April 2005 Forced Out: Syrian Troops Leave Lebanon

On February 14, 2005, Rafik Hariri, the former prime minister of Lebanon, was killed by a huge bomb blast in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Hariri was a popular opposition leader, and many of his supporters blamed Syria for his death. They held giant street rallies demanding the withdrawal of thousands of Syrian troops stationed in Lebanon. Three weeks later ...
  • 2005
  • 00:16:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2005

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News in Review - April 2005 Tsunami Aftermath: An Avalanche of Aid

The December 2004 tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean killed an estimated 300,000 people. The giant waves also destroyed many coastal towns and villages and left millions of people homeless. In this News in Review story, the CBC’s Mark Kelley visits Indonesia, the country hardest hit by the tsunami. Two months after the killer waves came ashore, he looks at what’s been ...
  • 2005
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2005

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News in Review - February 2005 Tsunami: The Indian Ocean Disaster

On December 26, 2004, a powerful earthquake ruptured the sea floor near the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The quake sent a massive tsunami, or sea surge, smashing into coastal villages and resorts from Asia to Africa. Tens of thousands of people were killed, and millions were left homeless. In this News in Review story we’ll show you the almost unimaginable destruction and ...
  • 2005
  • 00:15:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2005

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