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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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MH370 chills China-Malaysia ‘panda diplomacy’

KUALA LUMPUR: China has postponed the transfer of a pair of two giant pandas next week, authorities in Malaysia said.



More deaths in militant infighting

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR: Clashes this week between two competing factions of the Pakistani Taleban in the country’s remote northwest killed dozens of fighters, intelligence officials and militant command



Russia warned of tougher sanctions

WASHINGTON: Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is warning Russia that it could face tougher economic sanctions because of its actions in Ukraine but so far other economic powers are showing a reluctance to



Italy needs EU help to handle tide of refugees

GENEVA: An estimated 6,000 people, many of them Syrians and Eritreans, have been rescued by Italy’s navy in four days and thousands more asylum seekers keen to reach Europe have gathered in Libya, t




No absentee voting for Indian diaspora this time

India’s supreme court Friday ruled that absentee voting was not possible for the diaspora during the ongoing elections.



Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar ‘not yet a democracy’

BERLIN: Myanmar’s opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi warned Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, “is not yet a d





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