Weather blights S Korea ferry search

BBC News - Asia
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.

India votes on biggest polling day

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

Mini-sub performs full MH370 search

BBC News - Asia
A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.

Weibo shares surge on US debut

BBC News - Asia
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.

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Premier Li Keqiang meets News Corp official in Beijing

Premier Li meets with Robert Thomson, Chief Executive of News Corp, in Beijing, April 17.

Chinese leaders send condolences to S. Korea over shipwreck

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday extended condolences to their respective South Korean counterparts over a ferry accident, which has left a significant number of people dead or missing.

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Ferry Captain Fled Sinking Ship

The Chosun Ilbo
The captain and crew of a ferry that sank off the southwest coast took no emergency measures but simply instructed passengers over the ship’s public address system to remain where they were and abandoned ship. Lee Joon-seok (69) and some of his crew were among the first to escape while hu...

Developers Expect to Become Wealthy

The Chosun Ilbo
Results of a survey of 1,000 U.S. software developers, released this week, show that a majority of them think they will become millionaires and that their jobs are invulnerable to economic downturns.A study commissioned by Internet technology company Chef also shows that developers see the...

U.S. Cellphone Makers to Equip Phones with Anti-Theft Mechanism

The Chosun Ilbo
Cell phone thefts are on the rise in the U.S., but not for long, as owners may soon be able to remotely lock a stolen phone and erase all its data.The five biggest cellular phone service providers in the country, together with major manufacturers, including Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsof...

Snowden Questions Putin on Surveillance

The Chosun Ilbo
Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. intelligence eavesdropping, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin a question on Thursday during a televised call-in show. The exchange was the first known direct contact between Putin and Snowden sin...

Su, Hsieh opt out of DPP chair race, call for reform in party

Focus News
Su Tseng-chang, Frank Hsieh to pass up DPP chairman's race after party criticized for inaction

Man suing 'X-Men' director says he reported abuse

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation

Gibson's gem guides Twins past Blue Jays 7-0

Focus News
Unfazed by the subzero temperature, Kyle Gibson pitched a career-high eight scoreless innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-0 victory over the Toronto Blue

Whoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column

Focus News
DENVER (AP) -- Whoopi Goldberg says she's in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen.In her new column for The Denver Post's Cannabist website, the Oscar-winning entertainer


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