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Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into the submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to over four dozens, officials said. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Grim work for families as more bodies discoveredGrim work for families of South Korean ferry passengers as divers find many more new corpses
The Associated Press9 minutes ago
Japan PM sends offering to war shrineJapan PM sends offering to shrine commemorating war criminals days before Obama visit
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
In this map provided on Sunday, April 20, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Up to 11 aircraft and 12 ships continue to scan the ocean surface for debris from the Boeing 777 that disappeared March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial helpMalaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help; another plane makes emergency landing
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Japan logs record $134B trade deficit in FY 2013Japan logs record $134 billion trade deficit in fiscal 2013 on surging costs for imported fuel
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85Win Tin, journalist and long-serving political prisoner in Myanmar, dies at 85
The Associated Press5 minutes ago
Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burstMalaysia Airlines jet turns back to Kuala Lumpur after tire burst, lands safely
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Afghan ballot counters read instructions on how to count and register votes in Herat Province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 20, 2014. New partial results in Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front-runner, though a runoff election looks likely. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)
Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote resultsAbdullah increases lead in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential vote; runoff likely
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Thai police: 2-year-old killed in southern attackThai police say suspected insurgents kill 3 in shooting in south, including 2-year-old girl
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Myanmar says 22 dead in Kachin fighting this monthMyanmar says 22 people killed this month as fresh fighting flares in strife-torn Kachin state
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Chart shows deaths reported on Mount Everest.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalancheSurvivors of deadliest Everest avalanche recall chaos, fear and digging for their friends
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Relatives of missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast watch a TV news program reporting government's rescue operations at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into the submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to over four dozens, officials said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'In maritime transcript, ferry says 'we can't move,' and authorities urge, 'make them escape!'
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo,  released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of the sinking Sewol ferry, off South Korea's southern coast,near Jindo, south of Seoul. It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?  Evacuations can be chaotic and dangerous, and an important principle in maritime circles is that even a damaged ship may be the best lifeboat. But car ferries like the Sewol, which left some 300 people missing or dead when it sank Wednesday, are different. They are particularly susceptible to rapid capsizing which makes it critically important that the crew quickly evacuate passengers when there is trouble. (AP Photo/South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap, File) KOREA OUT
Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime expertsDelay in evacuation of SKorean car ferry puzzles maritime experts; vessels can capsize quickly
The Associated Press14 hours ago
South Korean Coast Guard police officers on a boat carry the body of a passenger believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into the submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to over four dozen, officials said. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuationSouth Korean maritime transcript reveals confusion, indecision over evacuation as ferry sank
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Road accident kills 36 in southern PakistanPassenger bus hits flatbed trailer in southern Pakistan, killing 36 and injuring 20
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalancheEverest search teams recover body of 13th Sherpa killed in mountain's deadliest avalanche
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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