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World 01 Nov 2014 | 12:02 AM

Rains slow Sri Lankan landslide search; nearly 150 feared dead

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Heavy rains hampered search operations on Friday at the site of a landslide in Sri Lanka where more than 100 people were buried under tons of mud and rubble two days ago.

World 31 Oct 2014 | 10:35 PM

Rains slow Sri Lankan landslide search; nearly 150 feared dead

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Heavy rains hampered search operations on Friday at the site of a landslide in Sri Lanka where more than 100 people were buried under tons of mud and rubble two days ago.

World 22 Oct 2014 | 12:20 PM

Special Report - Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade

PHANG NGA Thailand (Reuters) - When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening.

World 07 Oct 2014 | 2:00 AM

More than 100 illegal migrants missing after Libya shipwreck

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - More than 100 illegal migrants were missing after their vessel sank off Libya's coast en route across the Mediterranean, with dozens of bodies already washed up on the shore, local Libyan authorities said on Monday.

World 08 Nov 2014 | 2:25 PM

Philippines remembers thousands killed a year after typhoon Haiyan

TACLOBAN CITY Philippines (Reuters) - Candles lit up the streets of the central Philippine city worst-hit by the strongest storm to make landfall as thousands remembered more than 6,300 people who died a year ago when typhoon Haiyan smashed into the country.

World 28 Nov 2014 | 7:20 PM

Bhopal's toxic legacy lives on, 30 years after industrial disaster

BHOPAL/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Beyond the iron gates of the derelict pesticide plant where one of the world's worst industrial disasters occurred, administrative buildings lie in ruins, vegetation overgrown and warehouses bolted.

World 18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 PM

South Korea launches agency to replace coast guard after ferry disaster

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea launches a massive new government agency this week to handle emergency rescue and safety management seven months after a ferry disaster killed 304 people and was blamed by President Park Geun-hye on a failed response by the coast guard.

World 14 Nov 2014 | 2:40 PM

Insight - With new team in place, India's Modi tightens grip on power

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Anil Swarup is just the kind of man Prime Minister Narendra Modi is relying on to fix India - a high-flying civil servant with a taste for complex policy and swift decisions.

World 10 Nov 2014 | 7:20 PM

Court to give verdict in case of doomed South Korea ferry

GWANGJU South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean court is set to rule on whether the captain of a ferry that capsized killing more than 300 people, most of them children on a school trip, should be put to death for culpable homicide in a case that triggered widespread grief and outrage.

World 13 Nov 2014 | 3:45 PM

MSF centres in Guinea and Liberia to test Ebola drugs next month

LONDON (Reuters) - Clinical trials of three potential Ebola treatments will begin in December in Guinea and Liberia at medical centres run by Medecins Sans Frontieres, the medical charity said on Thursday.