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China media: Economic growth Optimism over growth after economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter.
BBC News | 12 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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South Korea ferry disaster: Desperate search for survivors delayed by bad weather Strong currents and poor visibility hampered rescuers in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped on to its side and filled with cold water off the southern coast of South Korea.
The Independent | 13 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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India Ink: Question of Identity at Heart of Jharkhands Politics All the major parties in the state favor a domicile policy, which would set aside government jobs and offer university admission preferences to Jharkhandis, but voters are split on who qualifies as a Jharkhandi.
New York Times | 13 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Almost 300 missing after ferry sinks A rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying hundreds capsized off South Korea. | 13 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Voting begins on India's biggest polling day Phased parliamentary elections cross the half-way mark, with 121 constituencies casting their ballot.
Al Jazeera | 13 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Running in North Korea The chance to run a marathon through the capital city of the world's most mysterious country was too good an opportunity to pass up. | 14 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Transgenders: Invisible no more? Australia and India are the latest examples of countries who are recognizing transgender people in legal documents. | 14 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Why India's marathon fast woman wants to vote Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been fasting for 13 years against a draconian law in India's north-eastern state of Manipur, says she want to vote for the first time, reports Divya Arya.
BBC News | 15 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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India Ink: India Election Digest: April 17 A roundup of the local election-related news for Thursday.
New York Times | 15 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Where and what is Jeju Island? The ferry that capsized on April 16 off the coast of South Korea was headed to Jeju Island, the country's biggest island and one of South Korea's nine provinces. | 16 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend