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03:36, 18 April 2014 Friday
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12:42, 17 April 2014 Thursday
Divers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors

The vessel, carrying 475 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday during a journey from the port of Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju.

12:39, 17 April 2014 Thursday
Captain of capsized S Korean ferry faces criminal investigation

Media reports said he was facing the possibility of charges of negligence leading to death and also for violating a law that stipulates the conduct of shipping crew.

12:34, 17 April 2014 Thursday
Japan postpones foreign minister's trip to Russia

A Japanese foreign ministry spokesman said the visit had been postponed for scheduling reasons.

10:41, 17 April 2014 Thursday
Obama Abe to battle negative images at U S -Japan

Japanese and U.S. officials say the alliance is rock-solid and the atmospherics will be just fine at what will be the first state visit to Tokyo by a U.S. president since Bill Clinton in 1996.

09:54, 17 April 2014 Thursday
India starts biggest day of voting nationalists gaining strength

In the latest large opinion poll, the BJP and its allies were forecast to win a narrow majority in the 543-seat lower house of parliament

09:47, 17 April 2014 Thursday
Search for Malaysia Airlines jet refocuses on drone scans

A series of "pings" recorded earlier this month have led searchers to the remote stretch of ocean in the belief that the signals may have come from the plane's black box recorders.

17:34, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Pakistan Taliban reject ceasefire extension

Pakistan Taliban spokesperson blamed the government for a lack of progress in peace talks.

16:43, 16 April 2014 Wednesday

Saudi Arabia’s aviation authorities have warned Pakistan’s national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), that all their flights will be cancelled if outstanding airport usage fees are not paid by April 17.

15:50, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Afghan MP shot deputy minister kidnapped in Kabul

Mariam Koofi was shot in one of Kabul's upscale districts late on Tuesday after an argument with a member of the security forces, the interior ministry said in a statement. Her injury was not life threatening.

15:13, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
More than 280 people missing after South Korean ferry sinks

More than 280 people remained missing, 164 poeple rescued after a South Korean ferry with 477 people aboard capsized off the country's southwest

14:30, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Afghan policeman and Taliban leader killed

One Afghan police officer and Hafiz Mahfuz, an important Taliban leader, have been killed in a gunfight during which four Taliban members were captured alive.

13:25, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Pakistan publishes list to embarrass tax cheats into paying up

Only around one in 200 citizens files income tax, leaving the state begging foreign donors to help fund crumbling public schools and hospitals.

11:50, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Lawyer's court statement stuns Pakistan's Musharraf

Former general, Pervez Musharraf was stunned by a member of his legal counsel's unplanned statement to the court.

10:29, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Seafloor search for missing Malaysia plane cut short again

The Blue-fin 21 drone was forced to end its first deployment six hours into what was meant to be a 16-hour operation

10:27, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
U S China in 'productive' talks after N Korea test

North Korea said on Friday that the world would have to "wait and see" when asked for details of the "new form" of nuclear test it has threatened to carry out.

09:13, 16 April 2014 Wednesday

Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's sister clashed with an estranged cousin running in the election on an opposition ticket

17:39, 15 April 2014 Tuesday
Rouhani says Iran sanctions will unravel in months

The president blamed both the sanctions and "tactless policies" by the previous hardline administration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the economic hardship faced by his nation

17:19, 15 April 2014 Tuesday
Online gamer accused of murdering infant son to keep playing

South Korean man confessed to "covering the child's nose and mouth with his hand," more than a month ago, killing him so that he could go to an Internet cafe



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