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  • Bodies recovered from South Korea ferry; death toll rises to 49

    SEOUL — The official death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster rose to 49 early Sunday after divers gained access to the submerged vessel and recovered more than a dozen bodies.
  • China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station

    China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station
    BEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into...

    South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors

    South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors
    SEOUL — Divers struggled against strong currents and murky waters Friday morning in an effort to locate 271 people reported missing after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southwestern coast. Water and weather conditions were making it...

    Enlisted sailor charged in widening Navy bribery case

    Enlisted sailor charged in widening Navy bribery case
      SAN DIEGO -- An enlisted sailor has been charged in the Navy bribery case in which two officers have already been charged with helping a Singapore businessman secure lucrative contracts to service Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific region. Petty Officer...

    Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap

    Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap
    BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put...