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Facing anger from families of MH370 passengers, Malaysia's prime minister said his government will release its preliminary report on the plane's disappearance. Erin Burnett has the latest.
April 24th, 2014
02:26 PM ET

Did heavy cargo lead to South Korean ferry disaster?

Jindo, South Korea (CNN) – A South Korean lawmaker said Thursday that renovations last year expanded the top floor of the Sewol, the ferry that sank last week, to make room for 117 more passengers.

Investigators want to know if the modifications made the ferry more likely to capsize.

Kim Yong-rok, an opposition lawmaker who represents Jindo, an island near where the ship sank, told CNN that the modifications raised the ferry's center of gravity.

Kim said the work on the ferry took place in 2013, after the Sewol was purchased from a Japanese company. The ferry's passenger capacity was expanded from 804 passengers to 921 passengers, he said.


April 23rd, 2014
11:24 PM ET

Mother of stowaway speaks out: Security at the airport is supposed tighter

A new photo may be evidence that a 15-year-old did in fact hide in the wheel well of a plane during a five-hour flight.

It shows the landing gear of the 767 aircraft where officials say the teen traveled from San Jose to Maui, surviving subzero temperatures and a lack of oxygen.

Stowaway survivors: 8 miracle tales

It's not the first time someone has attempted to hitch a ride on a plane, but other stowaways have been far less fortunate.

In 2010, the body of Delvonte Tisdale was found in the town of Milton, Massachusetts. It was later discovered that the 16-year-old fell from the wheel well of a passing plane, en route from Charlotte to Boston.

Delvonte's mother, Jonette Washington is OutFront.

Filed under: News • Plane Stowaway
April 23rd, 2014
11:06 PM ET

More than 140 dead from Ebola outbreak

Doctors in West Africa are struggling to stop an outbreak of one of the world's deadliest viruses –Ebola.

Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to over 140 in Liberia, Guinea

But the outbreak spreading fast.  The virus has already claimed at least 142 lives in Guinea and Liberia.

The World Health Organization reports another hundred people have been stricken with the virus, warning it could spread further. Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently returned from the region and is OutFront.

Filed under: Health • International • News
April 23rd, 2014
10:53 PM ET

Investigators raid South Korean ferry owner's offices

Questions are growing about the owner of the sunken South Korea ferry. South Korean authorities searched the offices of the owner of the on Wednesday, prosecutors confirmed to CNN, broadening a criminal investigation that has already ensnared 11 members of the ill-fated ship's crew.

The owner is a mysterious millionaire, who is rarely seen in public.

Recently his company had fallen on hard times.

CNN's Kyung Lah has the story.

Filed under: International • News • South Korean ferry sinking
April 23rd, 2014
10:43 PM ET

Expert: Every piece of debris counts in Flight 370 investigation

Investigators are examining a so-called "object of interest" that could be a piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

The debris is described as a piece of jagged sheet metal with rivets and fiberglass coating that washed up on the coast of Australia, which is about a thousand miles from the current search area.

MH370 search: Object found on Australian coast wasn't from missing plane

Early reports indicate the debris is not likely from the plane.

CNN's Miguel Marquez says that any potential piece of evidence, no matter how small could be crucial to determining what happened to the missing jet.

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