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'Shouldn't we move?' Ferry evacuation under scrutiny

17 April 2014

SEOUL: National shock at a ferry disaster that may have claimed the lives of hundreds of South Korean schoolchildren was mixed with fury Thursday at growing evidence that many passengers were denied a proper chance to escape the sinking vessel.

More dead pigs found in China river

17 April 2014

BEIJING, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - At least 170 dead pigs have been found in a Chinese river, state media reported Thursday - the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food safety.

Mental health problems plague Indonesian election hopefuls

17 April 2014

JAKARTA, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - His body shaking violently, Sofyan screamed loudly as a traditional healer sought to calm the Indonesian election candidate, one of a growing number seeking treatment for mental health problems after polls last week.

Grieving S. Korean parents consumed by agony and anger

17 April 2014

JINDO, South Korea, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - The pin-drop silence as the student's name was read out was broken by a piercing scream of anguished recognition as her shattered parents clutched each other in the cold, harbour gymnasium.

Rescue efforts underway after S. Korea ferry capsizes

16 April 2014

JINDO, South Korea, April 16, 2014 (AFP) - South Korean rescuers, including elite navy SEAL divers, worked frantically under floodlights Wednesday to find nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 459 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Singapore accepts Indonesia apology over warship row

16 April 2014

Singapore on Wednesday welcomed an apology from Indonesia's military chief over the naming of a warship after two marines who staged a deadly bombing in the city-state in 1965.

William, Kate and baby George kick off Australia tour

16 April 2014

SYDNEY (AFP) - Prince William and his wife Kate flew into Sydney on Wednesday with their baby son George to kick off the Australian leg of their tour Down Under.

One dead as S. Korea ferry with 476 passengers sinks

16 April 2014

SEOUL: South Korea's coastguard said Wednesday one person had been killed as it struggled to rescue 476 people -- mostly high school students -- aboard a ferry that ran aground and sank off the southern coast.

William and Kate depart New Zealand for Australia

16 April 2014

WELLINGTON (AFP) - Prince William and his wife Kate departed New Zealand with their baby son Prince George on Wednesday, an AFP reporter saw, heading for Sydney to begin the Australian leg of their tour Down Under.

South Korea blocks Ashley Madison adultery website

16 April 2014

Seoul (AFP) - South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying Wednesday that it threatened family values in a country where marital infidelity is a crime.

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