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SOUTH KOREA: Ferry crew on trial face hostile crowd

Hostile spectators cursing, shouting and weeping behind them, 15 crew members from the sunken South Korean appeared in court yesterday to enter pleas on charges ... Full story

PAKISTAN: Security forces repel second attack near Karachi airport 

Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility near the Karachi airport yesterday, forcing a temporary suspension of flights and triggering a brief shootout with security ... Full story

AFGHANISTAN: 5 American NATO troops killed by friendly fire

Five Americans troops were killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. defense official said yesterday, in one of the worst ... Full story

SINGAPORE: Gov’t charges company over N Korea weapons role 

Singapore filed criminal charges yesterday against a shipping company implicated in a shipment of weapons to North Korea that was seized by Panamanian authorities last ... Full story

FLIGHT MH370: Families attempt to raise reward for missing jet

Relatives of five people on board the missing Malaysian jetliner are trying to crowd source a USD5 million reward for information about what happened to ... Full story

AFGHANISTAN: Suicide bombers hit base in east, kill guard

Three suicide bombers attacked a parking lot at a police base in eastern Afghanistan, killing a guard and setting 25 trucks ablaze, an Afghan provincial ... Full story

INDIA: 17 police given life terms for killing man

An Indian court sentenced 17 police officers yesterday to life in prison for kidnapping and killing a 22-year-old jobseeker in their custody in 2009.Prosecutors said ... Full story

PAKISTAN: Taliban claim responsibility for deadly airport attack 

The Pakistani Taliban yesterday claimed responsibility for a brazen five-hour assault on the country’s busiest airport that saw gunmen disguised as police guards storm the ... Full story

INDIA: Students swept away in dam release; 24 feared dead

Rescuers in rafts and boats were searching a Himalayan river yesterday for dozens of Indian students swept away when a dam released a rush of ... Full story

THE BUZZ: Australian police find human remains in crocodile

Australian police yesterday found human remains inside a large crocodile that is believed to have snatched a man from a boat in a popular national ... Full story

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