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A ferry sinks off the coast of South Korea, taking dozens of lives and leaving hundreds trapped as the ship gradually went under water. The literary world also mourned the death of Noble Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, whose works live on forever. Welcome back to NEWSFLASH, giving you the week's biggest stories! 29 Dead, Hundreds Missing As South Korean Ferry Sinks A South Korean ferry carrying at least 450 passengers flipped onto its side during transit, claiming 29 lives and leaving hundreds of other passengers missing. The ferry was traveling from the northwest port of...
Meet "The Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine," a mirror that can take your selfies for you. The two-way mirror, also known as S.E.L.F.I.E., was created by marketing agency iStrategyLabs to bring a whole new meaning to taking a selfie. The device uses a Mac mini, a webcam and LED lights embedded behind a mirror as well as facial-recognition software to capture your photo. To take a selfie, the user just has to stand in front of the mirror and smile, which will activate the photo-taking process. S.E.L.F.I.E. will even post your photo on Twitter.  "We started thinking about how we could...
This week, a 16-year-old boy attacked his fellow classmates with knives, leading to his arrest in Pennsylvania. Following the health care enrollment deadlines, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation after an era that saw extensive health care reforms sweep the country. Finally, Internet users were notified of the Heartbleed Bug, forcing millions to question the Internet's security. Welcome back to NEWSFLASH, giving you the week's biggest stories! Boy, 16, Charged as Adult in Pa. High School Stabbings Alex Hribal, the 16-year-old suspect in a stabbing rampage at a...