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SOUTH KOREA: Evacuation order came too late for many on ferry 

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea’s southern coast, likely with about 290 people trapped inside, because ... Full story

FLIGHT MH370: Samples collected from oil slick not from plane 

Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed yesterday in the hunt for the missing ... Full story

THE BUZZ: Stones reschedule and expand Australia and NZ tour

The Rolling Stones have announced a new schedule for seven previously postponed 14 On Fire Tour dates in Australia and New Zealand while adding two ... Full story

SOUTH KOREA: Nearly 300 missing, 4 dead in ferry disaster

A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast yesterday, leaving ... Full story

FLIGHT MH370: Sub searching for jet to expand hunt with deeper dives

An unmanned submarine trolling for the missing Malaysian jet had to cut short its dive for a second consecutive day while the vehicle’s operator said ... Full story

AUSTRALIA: State leader quits over USD2,800 wine

The leader of Australia’s most populous state quit as premier yesterday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian ... Full story

FLIGHT MH370: Jet search aborted after area too deep for submarine 

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded ... Full story

INDIA: Top court recognizes third gender category 

India’s top court yesterday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official ... Full story

FLIGHT MH370: Robotic sub to be used in search for jet 

Search crews for the first time were to send a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean yesterday to try to determine whether underwater signals ... Full story

JAPAN: Authorities restrict chicken shipments after bird flu outbreak

Japan has restricted shipments of almost 400,000 chickens in Kumamoto prefecture after the nation’s first outbreak of bird flu in three years, according to the ... Full story

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