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South Korean President Park Geun-hye met the families of the Sewol ferry missing passengers

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South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has condemned the conduct of some of the crew of the Sewol ferry that sank last week, calling it...
Sewol ferry capsized during a journey from Incheon in the north-west to the southern island of Jeju

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The transcript of the last communications between South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew. In...
Families of passengers on sunken South Korean ferry Sewol have protested angrily over the rescue operation

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Families of passengers on sunken South Korean ferry Sewol have protested angrily over the rescue operation. Police stopped up to 100 people trying to leave...
Prince George has met Bilby George at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during his first official engagement in Australia

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Prince George has met Bilby George at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during his first official engagement in Australia. The two came face-to-face on Sunday at...
Prince William and Kate Middleton watched a shearing demonstration, and the Duchess of Cambridge seized the opportunity to poke fun at her husband's bald spot

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On Good Friday, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the Royal Easter Show at Sydney Olympic Park in Australia. The Royal Easter Show is one...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by cheering crowds outside St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have marked Easter Sunday by attending a church service in Sydney. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by...
Hamid Mir is one of Pakistan's best known television presenters

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Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, has been shot and wounded by gunmen in the city of Karachi. Police said the attackers...
Sewol’s Captain Lee Joon-seok was arrested with two crew members

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Lee Joon-seok, the captain of South Korean ferry Sewol that sank this week, said he delayed giving evacuation orders because he feared passengers would...
The Bluefin 21 mini-submarine searching for missing Malaysia Airlines plane has so far found nothing after six missions

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Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has announced that the search area for the missing MH370 plane has narrowed and will be at "a...
Jamia Hafsa Madrassa renamed its library after Osama Bin Laden

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A Pakistani library in Islamabad has been renamed after Osama bin Laden, the former al-Qaeda chief. The Islamic seminary for women - Jamia Hafsa Madrassa...
Captain Lee Joon-seok faced charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law

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Lee Joon-seok, the captain of South Korean ferry Sewol that capsized and sank earlier this week has been arrested, Yonhap news agency reports.Captain Lee...
The third officer was at the helm of Sewol ferry that capsized off South Korea coast

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According to South Korean investigators, the third officer was at the helm of Sewol ferry that capsized off Jindo island. A total of 268 people...
Four anti-corruption activists linked to the New Citizens' Movement have been jailed by Beijing court

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Four anti-corruption activists linked to the New Citizens' Movement - which campaigns for government transparency – have been jailed by a Chinese court. Human rights...
Indians traditionally hoard gold in the belief it will bring financial security

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A surgeon treating an Indian businessman in Delhi has recovered 12 bars of gold from his stomach. The 63-year-old man was admitted to hospital after...
As South Korean ferry Sewol began to sink, some of those on board sent harrowing text messages to their loved ones

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As South Korean ferry Sewol began to sink, some of those on board sent harrowing text messages to their loved ones. With almost 300 people...
At least six Sherpa guides are reported to have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest

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At least six Sherpa guides are reported to have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest. The avalanche struck around 06:45...
The search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster has been hampered by bad weather, murky water and strong currents

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The search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster has been hampered by bad weather, murky water and strong currents. Emergency services are still...
Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Echo Point in Katoomba to see the famous Three Sisters rock formation

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have met Australian families whose homes were destroyed by wildfires last year. The royal couple spent the day touring the...
Bluefin-21 searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has completed a full mission at its third attempt

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Mini-submarine Bluefin-21 searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has completed a full mission at its third attempt. Two previous missions to scour the floor...
India is voting in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP

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India is voting in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP. Polling takes place in...
South Korean emergency services are continuing to search overnight for almost 300 people missing after Sewol ferry carrying 462 people sank off Jindo Island

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South Korean emergency services are continuing to search overnight for almost 300 people missing after Sewol ferry carrying 462 people sank off Jindo Island. According...
China's economy grew by 7.4 percent in 2014 Q1, better than what many were expecting

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China's economy grew by 7.4% in 2014 Q1, better than what many were expecting. However, it is a slowdown from 7.7% growth in the final...
Prince William, Kate Middleton and their son Prince George have arrived in Sydney for the next leg of their tour of New Zealand and Australia

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Prince William, Kate Middleton and their son Prince George have arrived in Sydney for the next leg of their tour of New Zealand and...
About 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea

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About 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea, killing at least two passengers. The passenger...
The Bluefin-21 exceeded its operating limit of 15,000ft and was brought back to the surface

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Bluefin-21 robotic mini submarine deployed to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has had its first mission cut...
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