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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India gets new navy chief

NEW DELHI: India appointed a new navy chief on Thursday, nearly two months after his predecessor was forced to quit over a submarine accident that killed two sailors off the Mumbai coast.

Dhaka seizes properties of owner of collapsed firm

DHAKA: The Bangladesh government has seized properties belonging to the owner of a building that collapsed and killed 1,138 garment workers, the worst industrial disaster in the country’s history, a

Pak child prodigy breaks Cambridge record

Pakistani prodigy, Haris Manzur, has broken the 800-old record of Cambridge University, UK, by becoming the youngest ever child to have passed his O Levels examinations successfully at a tender age of

TRS pledges dedicated ministry for NRIs if voted to power

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) intends to set up a dedicated ministry for the welfare of Non-resident Indians (NRIs) on the lines of the Kerala government’s initiative if it comes to power in T

Lawmaker who defended Anwar Ibrahim killed in car accident

KUALA LUMPUR: A leading Malaysian politician who gained fame defending opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in his sensational sodomy trials was killed in a road accident on Thursday, police said.

MH370 search refocuses on drone scans of sea floor

PERTH, Australia: Footage taken by a deep-sea drone should determine sooner than previously thought whether a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean is the final resting place of a missing Malaysian jetli

283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

MOKPO, South Korea: A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 peopl

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

NEW DELHI: India hosted its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationa

OIC calls for release of abducted girls in Nigeria

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the abduction of more than a hundred girls on Tuesday from their school in North Eastern Nigeria, and called for their immediate re

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