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JINDO, South Korea: South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high...
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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS: NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday.



Surge in voter turnout in Indian polls

NEW DELHI: Turnout in India’s multi-phase election is so far almost eight percentage points higher than last time, data showed Wednesday, reflecting enthusiasm for polls expected to bring the opposi



Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

KABUL, Afghanistan: An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country’s capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a “dispute” between the two.



Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

ABUJA: A bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital killed 71 people and wounded 124 on Monday, with the president blaming the attack on Boko Haram



Russia, China try to finish gas talks before Putin’s visit: deputy PM

MOSCOW: Moscow and Beijing plan to wrap up a decade of talks on supplies of Russian natural gas before President Vladimir Putin’s expected to travel to China next month, a deputy prime minister said



Royal couple arrive in Sydney for Down Under tour

SYDNEY: Britain’s Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, have arrived in Sydney to kick off their tour of Australia.



Sri Lanka accuses Canada of manipulating Commonwealth

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Tuesday accused Canada of undermining the Commonwealth to score political points after it announced a suspension of funding while the island nation chairs the group.




Indian opposition alliance to win majority, shows poll

NEW DELHI: Hardline nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi and his allies were forecast to win an overall majority in India's elections in a poll Tuesday, dealing another blow to the beleaguered

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