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  • Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and whether a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find 270 people...

  • Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman...

  • Transcript of conversation between ferry, shore

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The original transcript is in Korean and the...

  • Ukrainian militia rejects calls to leave buildings

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns. Denis Pushilin, a spokesman of the self-appointed Donetsk People's...

  • Al-Qaida splinter group lashes out over Syria

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman of an al-Qaida breakaway group has slammed the terror network's chief, blaming him for the widening rift between rival Islamic rebels who are battling each other in Syria. The spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani,...

  • 7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country. The government in the province of Quang Ninh says Vietnamese authorities early Friday...

  • Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the aim of resuming full-fledged commercial whaling, the fisheries minister said Friday. The announcement underscored that Japan hasn't...

  • Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead. Prosecutors said Friday that they have also requested arrest warrants for two other...

  • Boat capsizes in Indonesia; dozens missing, 7 dead

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — A boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession capsized in high waves off eastern Indonesia, leaving dozens of people missing and at least seven dead, police said. Rescuers and fishermen saved 30 injured people who were rushed to a hospital, local...

  • Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five. Police officers say the explosion took place in the capital's predominantly Shiite neighborhood of al-Ameen on Friday morning. Health...

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