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The trial of crew members of the sunken Sewol ferry in South Korea

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South Korean students who survived the Sewol ferry disaster have described escaping from flooded cabins as the ship sank. The students had obeyed the crew's...

Yoo Byung-eun was wanted for questioning on possible charges linked to the sinking of the Sewol ferry

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The cause of death for fugitive owner of Sewol ferry, Yoo Byung-eun, cannot be determined, South Korea’s forensic agency says. Yoo Byung-eun was blamed for...

TransAsia Airways plane, carrying 58 people, crashed into buildings after a failed attempt to land at Magong airport

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At least 48 people died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu archipelago, amid stormy weather in the area. The plane, carrying 58 people,...

Yumen city has been partially sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague

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Yumen city in Gansu province, north-west China, has been partially sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of...

The TransAsia Airways passenger plane has crashed after a failed emergency landing in Taiwan

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A TransAsia Airways passenger plane has crashed after a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, killing more than 40 people, local officials say.TransAsia Airways flight...

Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's highly contested presidential election

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Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's highly contested presidential election. The election commission said Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo - widely known as...

Both candidates, Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo, claim victory in Indonesia’s presidential election

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Indonesia will name its new president, following a hotly-contested election that saw both candidates claiming victory. Most "quick counts" after the July 9 election placed...

Yoo Byung-eun went missing shortly after the Sewol ferry disaster, sparking a massive manhunt

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South Korean police has confirmed that a body they found in June is that of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive boss of the operator of...

Rammasun is the biggest typhoon to hit southern China in 40 years

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Rammasun, the biggest typhoon to hit southern China in 40 years, has killed 17 people, after wreaking death and destruction on the Philippines. Typhoon Rammasun...

Malaysia Airlines steward Sanjid Singh changed shifts to fly on the plane which crashed in Ukraine

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Malaysia Airlines steward Sanjid Singh changed shifts to fly on the plane which crashed in Ukraine on Thursday - months after such a swap...

The Australian Senate has voted to repeal the carbon tax

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The Australian Senate has voted to repeal the carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government. PM Tony Abbott,...

Yingluck Shinawatra was ousted ahead of the military coup by Thailand’s Constitutional Court

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Thailand’s ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra has received approval to travel abroad for the first time since the military coup.A military spokesman said the request...

Typhoon Rammasun has killed 38 people and left millions without power in central Philippines

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Typhoon Rammasun has killed 38 people and left millions without power in central Philippines.Ten more people were injured by the powerful storm and another...

Typhoon Rammasun hit the central Philippines forcing thousands of people to evacuate

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Typhoon Rammasun hit the central Philippines forcing thousands of people to evacuate. The typhoon, also known as Glenda, struck the main island of Luzon with...

At least 89 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province

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A car bomb attack at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province has killed at least 89 people and injured dozens others, local...

The 2009 Black Saturday fires resulted in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire

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Victims of one of the worst bushfires in Australia have won a payout of almost A$500 million ($470 million), in the country's largest class...

Kim Jong-un has been filmed with a limp as he attended commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of his grandfather Kim-Il-sung's death

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been filmed with a limp as he attended commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of his grandfather Kim-Il-sung's death,...

Ashraf Ghani came out ahead in preliminary results from the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential election

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Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani has called for an "extensive audit" of votes. Ashraf Ghani made the appeal before meeting US Secretary of State John...

China's trade surplus narrowed to $32 billion in June 2014 after export growth slowed and imports increased

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China's trade surplus narrowed to $32 billion in June 2014 after export growth slowed and imports increased, showing the economy is still stabilizing after...

US diplomats at the Beijing talks are expected to discuss China's currency, North Korea and tensions in the South China Sea

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Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Beijing for the annual China-US dialogue. China’s President Xi Jinping has called for mutual respect between the...

North Korea has fired two suspected short-range missiles into the sea

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Two suspected short-range missiles have been launched by North Korea, South Korea says, in the fourth such test in two weeks.The projectiles were fired...

Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential race, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani

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Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential race, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani. Addressing supporters...

The Sewol ferry sinking killed 304 passengers, most of whom were students

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According to an interim report of South Korea’s government, the April 16 sinking of the Sewol ferry was partly due to government negligence and...

Typhoon Neoguri was due to pass over Okinawa's main island later on Tuesday, with strong winds and torrential rain

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Japanese authorities have urged hundreds of thousands of people to seek shelter as powerful Typhoon Neoguri passes over Okinawa island chain.Typhoon Neoguri was due...

Zookeeper Trent Burton has been attacked by John the crocodile during a feeding show at Shoalhaven zoo in New South Wales

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Australian zookeeper Trent Burton has been attacked by a crocodile during a feeding show at Shoalhaven zoo in New South Wales.Trent Burton, 31, managed...

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