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18 April 2014 Last updated at 10:55 ET

S Korea ferry captain arrest sought

Prosecutors in South Korea ask for an arrest warrant for the captain of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday killing 28, with 268 missing.


In this May 19, 2009 file photograph, unidentified mountaineers walk past the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Mount Everest as they climb the south face from NepalEverest avalanche kills 12 guides

At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.

Library named after slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.

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Was India's PM Manmohan Singh undermined by own party?

India PM's Manmohan Singh's authority was curbed by his own party, claims a new book by a former aide

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