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By Narae Kim JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers fought rising wind, strong waves and murky water on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenaged schoolchildren, missing after a South Korean ferry capsized more than 24 hours ago. Nine people were found dead and 179 were rescued, according to the South Korean government, leaving 287 unaccounted for and possibly still trapped in the vessel.
09:55 GMT - 'Russian Empire' - Putin gives a pointed history lesson in his phone-in, Stuart Williams reports from Moscow. He says that eastern Ukraine has not always been part of Ukrainian territory and in Tsarist times was part of the Russian component of the Empire. Last month Russia's upper house of parliament authorised the president to send troops onto Ukrainian territory. He makes it clear however that he wants "guarantees" on the rights of Russian-speakers in south and east Ukraine.