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16 April 2014 Last updated at 19:43 ET

Search for S Korea ferry passengers

Emergency services continue to search for almost 300 people unaccounted for after a ferry carrying more than 460 people sank off South Korea.


File photo: Pakistani Taliban fighters patrol in their stronghold of Shawal in Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan, 5 August 2012Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.

An Indian election applies an indelible ink mark on the finger of a woman voter in Assam on 7 April 2014India votes on biggest polling day

Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

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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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