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State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

Residents of the Micronesian State of Chuuk were struggling to clear the roads of huge pieces of debris and return to damaged homes Wednesday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific leaving at least five dead.Full article

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LOOK: Syrian kid 'surrenders' in viral photo

As of 04/01/2015 11:19 PM
MANILA -- A photo of a Syrian child with her hands raised above her head in an act of surrender, is making the rounds online, breaking the hearts netizens worldwide. Full article

Video shows last seconds of Germanwings flight before crash - Bild

As of 04/01/2015 3:56 PM
A video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week has been discovered near the site, Germany's Bild daily reported on Wednesday, saying it had seen the footage.   Full article

S. Korea indicts US envoy attacker for attempted murder

As of 04/01/2015 3:35 PM
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors formally charged the man who injured US ambassador Mark Lippert in a knife attack with attempted murder on Wednesday, despite his denials of any intention to kill. Full article

Australian convicted for marrying off 12-year-old daughter

As of 04/01/2015 2:24 PM
SYDNEY, Australia - An Australian man was convicted Wednesday of procuring his 12-year-old daughter for sex by letting her marry a man more than twice her age in an Islamic ceremony. Full article

Grandson of Getty oil founder found dead in Los Angeles

As of 04/01/2015 1:39 PM
LOS ANGELES - The grandson of billionaire Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty was found dead on Tuesday afternoon at his home in Los Angeles, the family said in a statement.   Full article

World's oldest person dies at 117

As of 04/01/2015 1:04 PM
OSAKA - Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person, died at the age of 117 early morning Wednesday at a nursing home in Osaka, sources close to her said.   Full article

Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching PH

As of 04/01/2015 10:58 AM
HAGATNA, United States -- The main Micronesian state of Chuuk declared a ''disaster emergency'' as Super Typhoon Maysak continued to cut a destructive path across the central Pacific on Wednesday. Full article

China pushing WW2 anniversary events, but Western turnout could be low-key

As of 04/01/2015 10:34 AM
BEIJING - China is trying hard to get world leaders to attend events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Beijing this year, including a military parade, but some diplomats said President Xi Jinping could be left standing on the stage with few top Western officials. Full article

Lufthansa: Germanwings co-pilot admitted 'severe depression'

As of 04/01/2015 10:19 AM
The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings plane in the French Alps had informed his employer that he had undergone a "previous episode of severe depression", Lufthansa said Tuesday.   Full article

California getting 'second-hand smog' from Asia, researchers say

As of 04/01/2015 9:01 AM
CALIFORNIA - California is suffering from ''second-hand smog'' drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said on Tuesday, even as the state's prolonged drought has made air quality worse. Full article