S Korea ferry captain arrest sought
Prosecutors in South Korea ask for an arrest warrant for the captain of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday killing 28, with 268 missing.
Everest avalanche kills 12 guides
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.
Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
One fifth of China soil contaminated
Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.
China jails corruption activists
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
Weibo shares surge on US debut
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.
Australia navy captains disciplined
An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.
India votes on biggest polling day
Millions of Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.
Mini-sub performs full MH370 search
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.
Charles Xue gets bail after illness
One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.
MF Husain's last works to be shown
The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.
Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire
The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.
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