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  • South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors

    South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors
    SEOUL — Divers struggled against strong currents and murky waters Friday morning in an effort to locate 271 people reported missing after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southwestern coast. Water and weather conditions were making it...
  • India's young voters look to Narendra Modi for change

    They have grown up in a modernizing India, with 3G networks and 24-hour ATMs allowing freer access to money and information than their parents ever had. They are more educated and ambitious, too, but their middle-class aspirations have stalled in a...
  • China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station

    BEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into...
  • Fox Consumer Products Expands Into Asia

    BEIJING - Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products is to set up its first branch in the Asia Pacific region. It has appointed Pinky David as VP to run the new offshoot that handles licensing and retail programs. She will be based in Singapore. "Pinky...
  • Bodies recovered from South Korea ferry; death toll rises to 49

    SEOUL — The official death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster rose to 49 early Sunday after divers gained access to the submerged vessel and recovered more than a dozen bodies. Government officials reported that divers had retrieved the bodies...
  • President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour

    President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour
    WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....
  • CANNES: Japan's Showgate Holds 'Grudge' Horror Sequel

    "Ju-On," Japan's most famous horror movie series, is to get a new sequel helmed by horror-meister Masayuki Ochiai. The original film, directed by Takashi Shimizu, went into sequel in Japanese and was also remade in English as "The Grudge" by Shimizu....
  • Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air

    Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air
    Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place. Inside, Wu showed off some...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down
    Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer. Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
  • Northbrook's Taste of Asia offers new activities

     Northbrook's Taste of Asia offers new activities
    Demonstrations of Chinese lantern making, Japanese flower arrangement and martial arts will be added to the menu of festivities Sunday at the 10th annual Taste of Asia in Northbrook. The festival, which celebrates Asian-American and Asian cultures and...
  • Sultan of Brunei imposes harsh Islamic criminal code

    Sultan of Brunei imposes harsh Islamic criminal code
    The sultan of oil-rich Brunei on Thursday announced the start of a new criminal code based on sharia law that will eventually prescribe punishments that include amputation and stoning, the first of Southeast Asia's predominantly Muslim countries to impose...