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#Malaysia Airlines plane in emergency landing

Malaysia Airlines has said a plane that was forced to turn back from its designated flight path because of a landing gear malfunction has landed safely in Kuala Lumpur.

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Korea kin angry over slow ferry rescue

Grieving relatives of hundreds of missing ferry passengers have staged a violent protest against a South Korean minister, venting their frustration over what they alleged was tardy rescue operation.

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Local anger at #Japan island surveillance unit

Japan has started to construct a coastal surveillance unit near a string of islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with China.

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More bodies recovered from S Korea ferry

Divers have recovered 13 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea nearly four days ago, bringing the confirmed death toll to 58.

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Sub search for MH370 to be over in one week

An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions so far, the search coordination centre has said.

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Korean divers remove first bodies from ferry

rescue operation continues for nearly 300 missing peopleDivers have removed the first bodies from the South Korean ferry that capsized nearly four days ago, the coastguard has said.

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South Korea arrests captain of sunken ferry

Lee Joon-Seok faces five charges, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime lawThe captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268 missing, was arrested early on Saturday, Yonhap news agency reported.

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China sentences anti-corruption activists

China has sentenced four activists to jail for up to three-and-a-half years for urging officials to reveal their assets, a lawyer has said, the latest convictions in a crackdown on dissent that has drawn international criticism.

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#Japan cuts #whaling targets after UN ruling

Japan has said it will scale down the number of whales it targets during the Pacific Ocean hunt starting next week, as well as limit next season's Antarctic whaling to observation, after a United Nations court said Tokyo's whaling in the Southern Ocean was a commercial activity disguised as science.

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S Korea prosecutors seek ferry captain arrest

details emerge that captain was not at the helm when ferry capsizedProsecutors in South Korea are requesting an arrest warrant for the captain of a ferry that sank two days ago.

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