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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Philippines asks over 400 airline passengers to check for MERS

MANILA: The Philippines on Thursday asked more than 400 passengers who shared an airline flight with a man infected with the MERS virus to check in with the health department immediately.

Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths

THE HAGUE: Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych’s go

Fate of 115 kidnapped Nigerian girls unknown

MAIDUGURI: The fate of 115 female students abducted by rebels was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military’s report that almost all the pupils had be

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

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