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  1. A rescue team heads out to search for survivors after a passenger ship carrying more than 450 people sank in China's Yangtze River.

    Anger Mounts in Wake of Yangtze Disaster

    They’re demanding answers. Loved ones of passengers aboard the Eastern Star, which capsized in the Yangtze River this week, have staged a protest near the site. Dozens tore through police cordons, demanding information and noting how local officials have ignored their concerns. Of the 456 aboard, 65 have been confirmed dead, and no one has been pulled out alive since Tuesday. Bad weather continues to hamper rescue efforts, and attention is turning to the ship’s safety record and why the captain ignored weather reports to sail into a storm.

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