South Korea | Over 50 missing after fishing vessel sinks in Bering Sea

South Korean officials expressed fear yesterday of a huge death toll after rescuers failed to find any of the more than 50 fishermen who went missing when their ship sank

Afghanistan | Suicide bombing at funeral kills 9

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber detonated his payload at a crowded funeral, killing two police and seven civilians. Taj Mohammed Taqwa, chief of the Burka district in the

South Korea | 52 missing after ship sinks in Bering Sea 

Rescuers searched yesterday for 52 people missing after a South Korean fishing ship they were working on sank in the Bering Sea, an official said. At least one person died. Authorities

Australia | Boys discover baby’s body buried at Sydney beach

Two young boys playing on a Sydney beach on Sunday found an infant’s body buried in the sand, police said, one week after a newborn baby was discovered alive at

GLOBAL WARMING | Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules

About USD1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human

India | Video of women fighting off harassers goes viral

A video showing two sisters in northern India hitting back at men who allegedly harassed them on a crowded bus has drawn huge attention in a country where hundreds of

Afghanistan | 3 South Africans killed in Afghan attack

Taliban suicide attackers killed the South African leader of a foreign aid group, his son and daughter and an Afghan worker in an assault on the agency’s Kabul offices, authorities

Thailand | Crown prince strips wife’s kin of royal name

Thailand’s Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has asked the government to strip his wife’s family of their royally issued surname, the latest development in a high-profile crackdown that involves senior members of

Malaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss

In its last public financial result before a planned privatization and overhaul, the flag carrier said its net loss in the July-September quarter rose 53 percent from a year earlier

WWII | Japanese paper regrets use of term ‘sex slaves’

Japan’s biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term “sex slaves” in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II. The

Bahrain | 14 Shiite candidates win seats

Fourteen Shiite candidates have won seats in Bahraini parliamentary elections that were boycotted by the country’s Shiite-dominated opposition. Among the winners in the election results released yesterday were three women. The

North Korea | Kim’s sister named as senior official

North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers’ Party, strengthening analysts’ views that she is an increasingly important part of the

AFGHANISTAN | British national among 5 killed in bombing

A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital yesterday, killing at least five people, including a British security guard, officials

India | Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists

An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers concluded that the two actually committed suicide, news reports said yesterday. Ranjit

Pakistan | Gunmen kill 4 polio workers

Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team yesterday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said. The attack on the health workers

India | Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi’s commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black

New Zealand | Feud over fate of 1902 Chinese corpse ship

The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners, some in wooden coffins and others in

N Korea | Gov’t holds rally against UN rights resolution

North Korea held a mass rally yesterday in its capital to protest a United Nations resolution condemning its human rights record. Thousands of protesters in Kim Il Sung Square carried banners praising their

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