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Anguished families wept over the bodies of dead relatives as the search for survivors from the Philippines' latest ferry disaster ended Friday with 45 confirmed deaths, officials said. All 187 people on board the capsized Kim Nirvana were accounted for with 142 confirmed to have survived, Philippine Coast Guard spokesman Commander Armand Balilo told AFP. "There's no more hope for survivors," Ciriaco Tolibao from the city's disaster risk reduction and management office told ANC television.
US health insurance giant Aetna will buy rival Humana for $37 billion (33.3 billion euros), a statement issued Friday by both companies said, creating a group with estimated annual sales of $115 billion. Aetna, the second-largest US health insurance player in market capitalisation terms, said it will pay $230 dollars per Humana share in a cash and stock deal to create a new entity with around 33 million customers. According to agreements approved by both boards, the transaction will leave Aetna shareholders owning around 74 percent of the new group, and investors with Humana stock with 26 percent.