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S Korea ferry captain arrest sought

South Korean navy personnel try to install buoys to mark the sunken passenger ship Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo on 18 April 2014.

Prosecutors in South Korea ask for an arrest warrant for the captain of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday killing 28, with 268 missing.

  • 18 April 2014

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.

  • 18 April 2014

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.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: South Asia

One fifth of China soil contaminated

Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: China

China jails corruption activists

China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: China

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.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

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.

  • 17 April 2014

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.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: India

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.

  • 17 April 2014

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.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: China

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.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: India

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.

  • 16 April 2014