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  • Apr 18, 2014
  • Updated: 6:49pm

A high school vice principal rescued from the South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of his students on board was found dead on Friday, in what media reports said was an apparent suicide.

Updated 18 Apr 2014 - 6:45pm

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said.

18 Apr 2014 - 4:44pm

The following transcript of radio communications between the badly listing passenger ferry Sewol and the Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Centre took place shortly before the vessel sank on Wednesday...

18 Apr 2014 - 4:46pm

Investigators who analysed samples of an oil slick in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner say that it did not come from the plane.

18 Apr 2014 - 2:29am

The chief United Nations investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the UN Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the...

18 Apr 2014 - 4:46pm

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and...

18 Apr 2014 - 11:32am


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As the scale of the Sewol ferry disaster inexorably expands, the nation faces a difficult question: Did an aspect of Korea's social culture contribute to the high death toll?

18 Apr 2014 - 1:27am

South Korean President Park Geun-hye yesterday faced the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster as she held an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island...

17 Apr 2014 - 11:53pm

A road accident in 2005 left Karpal Singh using a wheelchair and with neuromotor problems in his right arm.

17 Apr 2014 - 11:53pm

Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country's first person to die of Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers).

18 Apr 2014 - 1:35am

India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls during a week of fresh blows for the ruling Congress...

17 Apr 2014 - 2:30pm

After breakfast, passenger Kim Seong-mok said he felt the ferry tilt. Then he heard the vessel hit something.

17 Apr 2014 - 2:24pm

An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been...

17 Apr 2014 - 12:30pm

South Korean coastguard and navy divers fought rising winds, strong waves and murky waters as they resumed searching for about 290 people still missing following the sinking of a ferry more than...

17 Apr 2014 - 5:40pm

A prototype of Japan's first domestically produced stealth fighter will get airborne before the end of the year, a significant development in Tokyo's efforts to improve its defence capabilities....

16 Apr 2014 - 10:47pm

The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is heading for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.

17 Apr 2014 - 6:27pm

South Korea and Japan held rare high-level talks yesterday on the sensitive issue of wartime sex slavery, which has contributed to a freeze in diplomatic ties.

16 Apr 2014 - 10:46pm

India prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi said he was committed to a policy of "no first use" of nuclear weapons, seeking to assuage concern after his Hindu nationalist BJP party vowed to...

17 Apr 2014 - 6:29pm

A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested...

17 Apr 2014 - 1:24am

He is the richest candidate running in India's national election, with a personal fortune of over US$1.2 billion.

16 Apr 2014 - 10:47pm

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet flight MH370 deep in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday was again cut short when technical problems forced a US Navy unmanned submarine to surface...

16 Apr 2014 - 6:09pm

Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's sister has clashed with an estranged cousin running in the election on an opposition ticket, in a new sign of aggression that Gandhi supporters hope will draw...

16 Apr 2014 - 10:47pm

South Korea has blocked the Korean version of the global adultery site Ashley Madison, saying yesterday that it threatened family values in a country where marital infidelity was a crime.

16 Apr 2014 - 10:47pm

Newly elected Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe yesterday announced he would visit Beijing next week in a trip that will be closely watched in China and Japan for ways to mend rocky bilateral...

16 Apr 2014 - 1:25am

The Philippines said on Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead.

16 Apr 2014 - 2:12pm

A leading Australian politician resigned on Wednesday after admitting to a “massive memory fail” when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth around A$3,000 (HK$21,...

16 Apr 2014 - 1:05pm


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