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More bodies recovered from S Korea ferry Divers find 10 more bodies from sunken South Korean ferry, bringing the death toll to 46, while 266 remain missing.
Al Jazeera | 5 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Submersible Seeking Jetliner May Soon Finish First Sweep The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will continue even if the unmanned vessel combing the ocean floor off Western Australia finds nothing on its initial run, officials said.
New York Times | 6 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Severing a Familys Ties, Chinas President Signals a Change A corruption inquiry targeting retired Communist Party leader Zhou Yongkang and his family could challenge a tacit rule that has allowed elite clans to accumulate vast wealth.
New York Times | 7 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Korean divers remove first bodies from ferry Three bodies removed from sunken ferry as rescue operation continues for those still missing amid receding hopes.
Al Jazeera | 12 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Families: 'Nothing is changing' When a ship comes into sight, they come -- seemingly out of nowhere, inching closer to the dock. Bleary-eyed, the faces of the families of the missing have become swollen from crying. | 13 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ferry Pilot Was Negotiating Perilous Waterway for First Time, Prosecutors Say A 26-year-old third mate was steering a South Korean ferry through a notoriously treacherous waterway for the first time when it tilted and sank, prosecutors said on Saturday.
New York Times | 13 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Indian election spoofs get voters laughing Political spoofs have Indians chuckling at election time
BBC News | 13 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Prominent Pakistani journalist shot Hamid Mir, a popular TV host, is targeted by gunmen near Karachi airport and suffers three gunshot wounds.
Al Jazeera | 13 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea An earthquake struck late Saturday near Papua New Guinea's eastern coast with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8, the U.S. Geological Survey said. | 14 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Two foreigners died of MERS in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the health ministry said Saturday, as fears rise over the spreading respiratory virus in the kingdom's commercial hub. The latest deaths of a 64-year-old and 44-ye
Yahoo! News | 14 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend