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South Korea ferry passengers who were told to stay put 'got trapped' aboard sinking ship Passengers on the South Korea ferry that capsized were told to stay where they were before the ship sank, several survivors said, as it emerged schoolchildren trapped on board sent heart-breaking text messages to their parents as they realised what was ha
The Independent | Apr 16, 2014 4:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pakistan Taliban says ceasefire with government is over The Pakistan Taliban said Wednesday it will not extend a ceasefire with the Pakistani government, six days after a weeks-long pause in hostilities officially ended.
CNN.com | Apr 16, 2014 3:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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India Ink: Image of the Day: April 16 A passenger train derailed in Morigaon district of Assam injuring at least 45 people, according to local media reports.
New York Times | Apr 16, 2014 3:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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North Korea calls on Foreign Office to act over Kim Jong-un bad hair day poster The row between a London hairdresser and the state of North Korea looked set to escalate today after the UK Foreign Office confirmed it had been contacted by embassy officials.
The Independent | Apr 16, 2014 2:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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S. Korea, Japan hold rare 'comfort women' talks South Korea and Japan held rare high-level talks Wednesday on the extremely sensitive issue of wartime sex slavery, which has contributed to a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties. Kyodo News cited an unnamed government official as saying the Japanese side w
Yahoo! News | Apr 16, 2014 2:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods ISTANBUL (AP) Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and
Yahoo! News | Apr 16, 2014 2:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Theories on how the ferry sank As divers searched frigid waters off South Korea in low visibility Wednesday, hoping to save hundreds of passengers, a dominant theory began to emerge about how the ferry sank.
CNN.com | Apr 16, 2014 2:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Submarine returns to depths after second mission again stopped short The underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continued to falter today as submersible vehicle Bluefin 21 returned to the surface empty-handed.
The Independent | Apr 16, 2014 12:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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India Ink: A Story of Displacement in Gujarat Comes to Mumbai Mallika Sarabhai, an Indian classical dancer, has organized a festival to pay tribute to river residents forced to leave their homes for the sake of development in Ahmedabad, in the western state of Gujarat.
New York Times | Apr 16, 2014 12:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
India Ink: A Conversation With: Author Sanjaya Baru Sanjaya Baru, author of The Accidental Prime Minister, spoke with India Ink about dynastic politics and the failures and successes of Manmohan Singh.
New York Times | Apr 16, 2014 12:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend