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'No response' as South Korea ferry crew asked for orders to abandon ship Open in new window
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SEOUL/MOKPO (Reuters) - The crew of a South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of people on board repeatedly asked officers on the bridge whether or not to give the order to abandon ship, but there was no response, a crew member has said.

Nepalese Government to Set Up Relief Fund for Sherpas Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
A day after Sherpas threatened to cancel expeditions up Mount Everest, the government announced that some of the revenue from the treks would be set aside for future aid.

Under Russia, life in Crimea grows chaotic Open in new window
One month after the lightning annexation, residents of this Black Sea peninsula find themselves living not so much in a different state, Russia, as in a state of perpetual confusion

Man accused of murdering sisters, 4 and 3, at Easter appears in court Open in new window
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35-year-old charged with two counts of murder remanded in custody until August Continue reading...

The Lede: ?Nothing Racist? in Blackface Dancers, English Candidate Insists Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
Add dressing up in blackface to perform traditional dances to the ever-growing catalog of behaviors that are not racist according to European politicians.

South Africa to honour five Indians with National Orders Open in new window
Five Indian-South Africans will be conferred South Africa's highest awards, National Orders, by President Jacob Zuma for their bravery and sacrifice during the country's freedom struggle.

David Cameron is criticised for calling Britain 'Christian' Open in new window
The British PM has been accused of misrepresenting Britain and, with the election a year away, acting like a politician

Palmer United open to the idea of a $6 co-payment for GP visit Open in new window
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The Abbott government looks set to introduce $6 co-payments in place of bulk billing in next months budget Continue reading...

Biden in 'show of support' for Kiev Open in new window
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US Vice-President Joe Biden is due to meet Ukraine's new leaders in Kiev as the situation in the east of the country remains volatile.

Mexico Honors a Colombian Writer Who Many Considered One of Their Own Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
For some writers and admirers, it seemed fitting that the first public memorial service for Gabriel García Márquez took place in Mexico City, where he had lived for many years.

U.S. Drones and Yemeni Forces Kill Qaeda-Linked Fighters, Officials Say Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
Yemen?s Interior Ministry said Monday that as many as 55 militants had been killed in one of the largest such attacks there in months.

Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine: US Open in new window
The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons.

Manus video showing guards' violence undercuts Morrison statements Open in new window
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The immigration minister has already been forced to concede that most of the events happened inside the centre's perimeter Continue reading...

Australia pledges US$20m for Syrian refugees - video Open in new window
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Australia's foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, announced on Monday that Australia would provide US$20m for children in Lebanon and Jordan who have fled across the borders as refugees because of the Syrian crisis. Bishop, speaking in Amman, Jordan, said the funding would go towards the No Lost Generation strategy Continue reading...

Airport security reviewed after teen sneaks into plane wheel well Open in new window
A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard l...

Unexploded wartime bomb found in Nauru detention centre Open in new window
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An artillery shell has been discovered in an area that is used to house children, pregnant women and families Continue reading...

Death Count in Ferry Sinking Tops 100 Open in new window
Source Icon Time
(JINDO, South Korea) ? One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago. MoreKorean Ferry…

As identification continues of South Korea ferry victims, families cling to hope Open in new window
Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent. It could not have been more horrifically obvious. But he wanted so much for him to be alive.

Japan finance minister expects stronger Japan-U.S. alliance through summit Open in new window
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that he expects Japan and the United States will strengthen their alliance through this week's summit meeting.

Kachin rebels renew plea for U.S. role to ensure fair Myanmar peace Open in new window
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The last ethnic insurgent group still fighting Myanmar's government has issued a new plea for the United States to become involved in peace efforts in order to guarantee future minority rights.

Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Gabriel Garcia Marquez Open in new window
The ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez arrived on Monday at Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts to several minutes of thunderous applause from admirers paying tribute to the Colombian Nobel laurea...

Clive Palmer threatens to block carbon and mining tax repeals Open in new window
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Guardian Australia exclusive: PUP leader says if government 'plays games' over emissions reduction fund 'they need to be politically punished' Continue reading...

Gunmen kill five policemen in northwest Pakistan Open in new window
Unidentified gunmen killed five police officers on patrol in Pakistan's troubled northwest late on Monday, police said.

Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 100 Open in new window
The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster crossed 100 on Tuesday, as dive teams, under growing pressure from bereaved relatives, accelerated the grim task of recovering hundreds more ...

Farage defends UKIP poster campaign Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has defended a poster campaign about immigration as a hard-hitting reflection of reality after it is condemned as racist.

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