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N Koreans missing after cargo ship sinks

A Mongolian-flagged cargo ship has sunk off the southern coast of South Korea, with most of the 16 North Korean crew members on board missing, and two bodies recovered.

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Ships race for time to find MH370 black boxes

Black boxes have transmitters that can send signal underwaterTwo ships with sophisticated equipment for searching underwater have zeroed in on a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean in a desperate hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's black boxes, whose batteries will soon run out.

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Hundreds of Cambodian garment workers faint

More than 200 Cambodian garment workers have been hospitalised after episodes of mass fainting at three factories, highlighting problems within an industry that is critical to the kingdom's fledgling economy.

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Gunmen abduct women from Malaysia dive resort

Suspected Filipino rebels seized a Chinese tourist and a hotel receptionist from a resort in eastern Malaysia, then fled on the speed boat they arrived in, Malaysian and Philippine officials have said.

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Flight MH370 mystery 'may never be solved'

Malaysia's top police official has said that authorities may never learn what caused the mysterious disappearance of Flight MH370, while the criminal probe has been narrowed to crew.

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One killed in Bangkok protest shooting

A Thai protester has been killed and four people wounded in a shooting at an anti-government march in the capital Bangkok, medical officials have said.

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New account of MH370 pilot's final words

The last words spoken by one of the pilots of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane to the control tower were "Good night Malaysian three seven zero", Malaysia's civil aviation authority said, changing its previous account of the last message as being a more casual "All right, good night".

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UN court rules against Japan whaling

The UN's top court has ordered Japan to stop its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic, rejecting Tokyo's argument that it is for scientific purposes, in an emotive case activists said was make-or-break for the giant mammal's future.

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Rival Koreas trade fire across sea border

South Korea has returned fire into North Korean waters after the North conducted live-fire drills near disputed sea boundary, with the White House and Kremlin expressing concern over North Korea's actions and rhetoric.

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Fiji travel ban lifted on promise of election

Australia and New Zealand have lifted all travel restrictions on senior Fijian officials ahead of the south Pacific nation's planned September general elections.

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