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Anguish over South Korean ferry sinking amplified by misinformation updated 1 hours 56 minutes ago

First they said all passengers from the sunken South Korean ferry were rescued. Then they backtracked.

South Korea ferry disaster: Fake survivor posts add to nation's anguish updated 4 hours 49 minutes ago

Disgust, anger and shock greeted official statements from South Korean authorities that texts and social media posts from survivors trapped inside the stricken ferry had been faked.

Transcript of conversation between sinking ferry, traffic control updated 4 hours 51 minutes ago

The following is a transcript of communication between the South Korean ferry Sewol and the local maritime traffic control, Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center.

Ferry accident: Woman, 71, survives because stranger wouldn't give up on her updated 6 hours 7 minutes ago

Tethered to an IV drip, 71-year-old Shin Young Ja lies under a thin fleece blanket, nursing a broken back and wracked with survivor's guilt.

Underwater search resumes for missing Malaysia Airlines plane updated 9 hours 10 minutes ago

The underwater probe looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was back in the water Tuesday after its first attempt ended prematurely, officials said.

South Korea ferry disaster: What's the likelihood of finding survivors? updated 9 hours 23 minutes ago

Family members are pinning their slim hopes on floundering air pockets. Should they?

Seaborne cranes called in as relatives fear end to ferry rescue operation updated 9 hours 27 minutes ago

With difficult weather conditions conspiring against rescue efforts and frustrated, angry relatives accosting officials at Jindo port, chances of finding survivors from the Sewol ferry that unexpectedly sank Wednesday are decreasing with each passing hour.

A mother's grief: 'My daughter's in the water' updated 10 hours 44 minutes ago

Families of those trapped inside a sunken South Korean ferry are waiting for word of their loved ones.

Reflections from the front line of Tiananmen protests, 25 years on updated 11 hours 15 minutes ago

When Jaime FlorCruz received a 2 a.m. phone call about a student march on Tiananmen 25 years ago, he had no idea about what would ensue.

Journalists charged over human trafficking report are released on bail updated 16 hours 32 minutes ago

Two journalists in Thailand have been released on bail in a controversial defamation case that has raised concerns over press freedom in the country.

As anger grows, prosecutor says captain not at helm when South Korea ferry sank updated 17 hours 42 minutes ago

Authorities operating under assumption survivors remain in capsized South Korean ferry, police chief says.

MH370: Undersea search could cost a quarter billion dollars, official says updated 18 hours 1 minutes ago

A prolonged undersea search for the missing Malaysian jetliner could cost nearly a quarter billion U.S. dollars

Aung San Suu Kyi's 'silence' on the Rohingya: Has 'The Lady' lost her voice? updated 18 hours 3 minutes ago

Having endured nearly 15 years of house arrest with grace and courage, Aung San Suu Kyi has a deserved reputation as a political superstar of rare moral stature.

South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster: The challenge ahead updated 19 hours 11 minutes ago

The South Korean ferry that sank dramatically on Wednesday with hundreds of passengers on board had been modified after coming to the country from Japan over a year ago, according to reports on CNN affiliate YTN.

Get caught up with developments in the South Korea ferry disaster updated 23 hours 24 minutes ago

Here's what you need to know to get caught up on the story of the Sewol, the South Korean ferry that capsized.

Potential air pockets on stricken ferry offer hope for survivors updated 1 days ago

As almost 300 ferry passengers -- many of whom are high school students -- remain missing amid a massive rescue operation in the Yellow Sea off Korea's southwest coast, the wait on land remains agonizing.

South Korean shipwreck survivors: Passengers told 'don't move' as ship sank updated 1 days ago

Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry at first were told to stay in place, survivors say.

Some text messages purportedly from ferry passengers called fake updated 1 days ago

After a South Korean ferry accident, text messages surfaced describing the moments after the ferry began to roll.

Theories on how a South Korean passenger ferry suddenly sank updated 1 days ago

A dominant theory has begun to emerge about how a passenger ferry carrying of hundreds sank near South Korea.

The transgender community: Legally invisible no more? updated 1 days ago

Australia and India are the latest examples of countries who are recognizing transgenders in legal documents.

2 dead, many unaccounted as rescuers scramble to sinking South Korean ship updated 1 days ago

Rescuers scrambled to pluck hundreds of passengers from a ferry as it slowly sank off the South Korean coast

MH370 families storm out of glitchy teleconference with Malaysian officials updated 1 days ago

Families of some of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers release a list of questions that they said authorities have so far not answered.

Pakistan Taliban say cease-fire with government is over updated 2 days ago

The Pakistan Taliban say they will not extend a cease-fire with the Pakistani government, six days after a weeks-long pause in hostilities officially ended.

Japan, South Korea to discuss 'comfort women' almost 70 years after World War II updated 2 days ago

Every single week for the past 22 years, a group of elderly South Korean women has camped outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, enduring the heat and humidity of the region's monsoonal summer and the sub-zero temperatures of the brutal Korean winter.

Twenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China's censors updated 2 days ago

There are mixed signals from the Chinese authorities on their attitude towards the Tiananmen Square anniversary.

Survivors tell of panic on board as ferry tilts, then capsizes updated 2 days ago

Survivors talk about the panic aboard a ferry after it listed, then capsized, off the coast of South Korea.

Indian court recognizes gender self-identification updated 2 days ago

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the country's transsexual and transgender individuals the right to self-identify their gender.

A primer on the latest in the search for Flight 370 updated 2 days ago

Here's the latest to catch you up on the efforts to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as the search enters its 39th day.

Asif Ali Zardari Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Asif Ali Zardari, former president of Pakistan.

Airstrike killed 3 civilians in Afghanistan, governor's spokesman says updated 3 days ago

An Afghan provincial government spokesman has alleged that a NATO airstrike killed at least three civilians and injured another in Afghanistan's Khost province Tuesday.

Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister updated 3 days ago

The Afghan Deputy Minister of Public Works, Ahmad Shah Wahid, was abducted by gunmen early Tuesday morning, the Interior Ministry said.

Two brothers re-arrested in Pakistan for cannibalism updated 3 days ago

A man who had previously been jailed for cannibalism and then released, has been rearrested again after police discovered a child's severed head at his home.

Asian air pollution could have impact on global weather patterns updated 3 days ago

A study finds that air pollution from Asia directly affects the storm pattern over the Pacific Ocean.

U.N. condemns Thai court case against journalists over people trafficking report updated 3 days ago

A criminal defamation case against two journalists in Thailand is set to proceed next week, despite calls for the charges to be dropped.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Co-pilot's cell phone was on, U.S. official says updated 3 days ago

Efforts to find missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 focuses beneath ocean's surface as Australian authorities send a submersible diving toward the sea floor.

MH370: How do underwater sonar subs work? updated 3 days ago

With the pings gone, search officials are sending a vehicle down to crawl the ocean floor in search of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Former Afghan foreign minister leads early vote count in presidential election updated 4 days ago

Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah was leading the early returns of last week's presidential election in Afghanistan.

MH370: Is it time to stop searching for pings? updated 4 days ago

Is it time for underwater search vehicles to start scanning the ocean floor in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane search a 'massive, massive task' Abbott says updated 5 days ago

Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains a "massive task," Australia's Prime Minister said Saturday.

Earthquake reported near Solomon Islands updated 5 days ago

A tsunami warning was canceled following a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Sunday morning near the Solomon Islands, officials said.

After missing Malaysian plane's pingers are dead, then what? updated 6 days ago

Crews looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may soon shift to a new set of tools, including side-scan sonar and remotely operated vehicles.

9-month-old boy arrested in attempted murder no longer wanted by police updated 6 days ago

A 9-month-old Pakistani boy who was booked in connection with an attempted murder case is no longer wanted by police, his family's lawyer said.

Abbott: Australia's 'transparency and candor' appreciated in search for MH 370 updated 6 days ago

Australia's PM: Chinese officials appreciate his country's "transparency and candor" in the search for MH 370.

Tibet Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Tibet, which is often called "the roof of the world."

Could jet's descent have shaped debris field? updated 7 days ago

Pilot: It's highly unlikely that missing jetliner could have sunk without leaving some trace on the surface.

'Life Black Box' website lets Chinese users send data after death updated 7 days ago

In your lifetime, you will send thousands of online messages. What if you could only send one more?

5th signal detected 'not likely' from MH370 black boxes, officials say updated 7 days ago

Elevated hopes that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might soon be found were tempered when a search agency said the latest signal probably isn't from the plane.

How deep is deep? Imagining the MH370 search underwater updated 7 days ago

Just how hard is it to find a plane at the bottom of the ocean? Very.

Afghan wife maimed for refusing drug-addict husband's cash demands updated 8 days ago

An Afghan wife was viciously disfigured by her drug addicted husband in front of their kids for refusing him money.

In search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, two new signals buoy hope updated 8 days ago

In a sea of uncertainty, two bits of good news emerged Wednesday in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

How to buy your first serious piece of Chinese art updated 8 days ago

With astronomical Chinese art prices making recent headlines, we look at how one can elbow into the art market for a piece of the lucrative pie.

'Miracle material' graphene one step closer to commercial use updated 8 days ago

No one ever expected the humble pencil to kickstart a revolution. But, by peeling apart pencil graphite into atom-thick layers using regular adhesive tape, two Russian-born scientists, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, earned a Nobel Prize in 2010. With it, they sparked the beginnings of a material that could change the world.

Politicians slug it out in India's first social media election updated 8 days ago

Social media has become the new election battleground for India's nationwide parliamentary elections, which started Monday.

"Holy grail" of Chinese porcelain nets record bid for Sotheby's updated 8 days ago

The auction room -- standing room only -- broke into applause when the hammer finally went down. On sale was a tiny, white cup decorated with chickens, and the buyer was a prolific art collector from Shanghai, Liu Yiqian.

The hunt for a Flight 370 ping: How they are doing it updated 9 days ago

Forget the needle. Forget the haystack. Here's how searchers in the south Indian Ocean are looking for pings from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Are suspected North Korean drones a threat to South Korea? updated 9 days ago

In recent weeks, South Korea's defense ministry has discovered three crashed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) it believes belong to Pyongyang.

India's 'Womanifesto:' How central are women's rights to this year's elections? updated 9 days ago

A recent poll finds most Indians see combating violence against women as a political priority. Dissatisfied with government efforts, activists have drafted a plan to tackle women's issues.

Not a 'bug splat:' Artists give drone victims a face in Pakistan updated 9 days ago

In a lush field outside Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, the face of a little girl stares up at the clouds, her eyes searching for the whirring machines that destroyed her family.

Explosion near Pakistani capital of Islamabad kills at least 26 updated 9 days ago

A blast in a fruit market near the Pakistani capital Islamabad killed at least 26 people Wednesday and injured at least a dozen more.

Six-year-old Afghan girl saved from marriage to cover father's debt updated 9 days ago

An Afghan man borrows money to pay for his wife's medical bills. When he can't repay the debt, he decides to marry off his young girl to the moneylender's son.

Women could make the difference as Afghanistan turns out to vote updated 9 days ago

It was not too long ago -- in 2001, prior to the U.S. invasion -- that Afghanistan's women were all but entirely marginalized.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 2 new signals in search area buoys hope updated 9 days ago

Pulses detected in the Indian Ocean have not been picked up again, but authorities are not letting that deter their search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Indonesia votes as new candidate draws Obama comparisons updated 9 days ago

Indonesians are heading to the polls Wednesday to elect its lawmakers in a crucial vote that will set the stage for the upcoming presidential elections.

Chuck Hagel becomes first foreigner to visit Chinese aircraft carrier updated 10 days ago

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning at the Yuchi Naval Base at Qingdao on Monday, becoming the first foreigner allowed on board. The Department of Defense confirmed that the trip happened because of a U.S. request.

Malaysia Flight 370: New signal sounds 'just like' one from a plane's beacon updated 10 days ago

Investigators now have their "most promising" lead yet in finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after detecting signals consistent with those from black boxes.

Nehru-Gandhi heir and populist Hindu nationalist face off in Indian election updated 10 days ago

Today, in India's remote northeast, the first wave of 814 million eligible voters will cast their ballots as the largest election in world history gets underway.

Pakistani family: 9-month-old booked on attempted murder charge updated 10 days ago

A 9-month-old Pakistani boy bawled as he was fingerprinted and booked in Lahore on an attempted murder charge.

Volcanic island eats another off Japan updated 11 days ago

Niijima island, a Japanese volcano which broke through the ocean's surface last November, has now swallowed a nearby island.

Plane buffs captured Flight 370 in images before disappearance updated 11 days ago

Plane spotters seem both happy and dismayed to discover they took photos of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 plane in its travels around the world.

Prince George's first royal tour: The kid's a natural updated 11 days ago

He can't even walk yet but Prince George took a momentous step on Monday in what's set to be a lifetime of royal duties.

UK royal tour of NZ and Australia: Will Prince George meet his bilby? updated 11 days ago

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge go to New Zealand and Australia this weekend on a three-week royal tour -- the first for baby Prince George.

U.S. to send 2 more missile defense ships to Japan to protect from North Korea updated 11 days ago

The U.S. will send more missile defense ships to Japan as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Next steps in the underwater search updated 11 days ago

Here's an explanation of the next phases in the underwater hunt for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Relatives react cautiously to possible Malaysia Airlines clue updated 11 days ago

The possibility of closure of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mystery emerged Saturday, but relatives of the passengers and crew were cautious.

Malaysia Flight 370: New signal sounds 'just like' one from a plane's beacon updated 11 days ago

A pinger locator has detected signals consistent with those by emitted by aircraft black boxes

At a schoolhouse, Afghans vote for change updated 11 days ago

In the cold rain outside a girl's school in Kabul, a queue stretches several hundred meters down the road. Some are dressed in western clothes, others in traditional shalwar kameez. One man is wearing overalls covered in paint from the work site he's just come from.

MH370: Is it the pinger? 4 reasons to believe; 6 reasons to doubt updated 11 days ago

Could the pulses a Chinese ship detected be Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's pingers? Here are 4 reasons to believe and 6 reasons to doubt.

Who's running? The candidates vying to be Afghanistan's next president updated 11 days ago

Afghan voters will go to the polls on April 5 in what could be one of the most significant presidential elections in the country's turbulent history.

Flight 370: Search teams investigate sounds picked up in ocean updated 12 days ago

A Chinese patrol ship in the southern Indian Ocean discovered Saturday a pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5 kHz, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Afghans flock to vote for new president despite threat of Taliban violence updated 12 days ago

Afghan voters turned out in large numbers Saturday for historic elections, undeterred by the threat of violence by the Taliban and poor weather.

Clancy on Flight 370: Never had a story with 'so few facts, so much speculation' updated 13 days ago

Veteran CNN journalist Jim Clancy says he can't "think of a story that's more befuddling" than the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Wife of Flight 370 passenger: 'I needed to know they were looking for Pauly' updated 13 days ago

Danica Weeks did what no other relative of those missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could do: She went to the nerve center of the search.

Tick, tock: What happens after the Malaysian plane's pingers die? updated 13 days ago

What happens if the pinger from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 dies? Here's what to know about the future of the search

Flight 370: The search goes under water updated 13 days ago

The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has penetrated beneath the waves as searchers race to catch pings from the missing plane's flight data recorders.

AP journalist killed, another wounded on eve of Afghanistan elections updated 13 days ago

Two journalists working for The Associated Press have been shot in Afghanistan, one of them fatally, the news agency said Friday.

3 get death sentence in India gang rapes updated 14 days ago

Three men were sentenced to death Friday for the gang rapes of two women in the Indian city of Mumbai last year, the public prosecutor said.

11 North Koreans missing after cargo ship sinks updated 14 days ago

Two North Korean sailors are dead and 11 missing after a Mongolia-flagged cargo ship sank off the southeastern coast of South Korea.

Afghan official: 2 AP journalists shot, one fatally, ahead of elections updated 14 days ago

Two journalists working for the Associated Press have been shot, one fatally, in Khost, southern Afghanistan, a spokesman for Khost's provincial governor said.

Baijiu producers look globally for China hangover cure updated 14 days ago

China's baijiu market may not recover until 2015, meanwhile peddlers push new cocktails and overseas markets.

Afghanistan's soldiers prepare for life on their own updated 14 days ago

On a clear morning in Kabul, I'm standing on top of a wind-swept mountain, taking in the beauty around me. In the distance, I can see the snow-capped Hindu Kush mountains towering over the sprawling, dusty capital of four million people in front of me.

Will the West ever understand China? updated 14 days ago

China has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The question, raised in a book by Martin Jacques, is not if China will rule the world, but when.

Flight 370: Investigators still guessing as underwater search begins updated 14 days ago

Two ships central to the hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 are due to arrive in the search area in the coming hours amid hopes of new clues.

Flight 370 search: 'It could take months, it could take years' updated 15 days ago

Inspector general of Malaysian police says authorities are redoubling efforts to find out what happened to Malaysia Air Flight 370, but pleads for patience.

Bangkok scrap workers cut into live World War 2 bomb, explosion kills seven updated 15 days ago

Thai scrapyard workers accidentally detonated a suspected World War II-era bomb Wednesday, killing seven and injuring 19 after attempting to cut into it with a blowtorch.

Groups warn of backlash as U.N. calls for probe into Sri Lanka civil war abuses updated 15 days ago

Rights groups are warning of a backlash against activists in Sri Lanka following a landmark United Nations resolution calling for an international inquiry.

Report: MH370 disappearance a criminal investigation, police chief says updated 15 days ago

Another day of searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ends without any trace of the plane, Australian officials say.

Latest developments in probe of missing Malaysia Airlines flight updated 16 days ago

Here are the latest developments in the investigation into missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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