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Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow

SEOUL - Barack Obama arrived in Seoul Friday to growing signs North Korea was defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of national mourning over the sinking of a ferry full of schoolchildren.Full article

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Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom

As of 04/25/2014 12:52 PM
SEOUL - Dive teams raced Friday to pull more than 100 bodies from a sunken South Korean ferry as storm clouds loomed and the victims' families angrily pressed officials to wrap up the recovery effort. Full article

China toughens environment law to target polluters

As of 04/25/2014 8:11 AM
BEIJING - China on Thursday passed the first amendment to its environment protection law in 25 years, imposing tougher penalties on polluters after the government called for a ''war'' on pollution. Full article

Armenia dismisses Turkey 'condolences' over WWI genocide

As of 04/25/2014 8:05 AM
YEREVAN - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday brushed off Ankara's first ever offer of condolences for the World War I mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, accusing Turkey of showing ''utter denial'' in failing to recognize the massacres as genocide. Full article

UN chief warns Ukraine crisis could 'spin out of control'

As of 04/25/2014 8:05 AM
UNITED NATIONS - UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that the crisis in Ukraine threatened to ''spin out of control'' and urged all sides to ''refrain from violence.'' Full article

Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff

As of 04/25/2014 8:00 AM
BEIJING - A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos Thursday, with police stepping in to separate both sides amid angry scenes in a Beijing hotel. Full article

Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

As of 04/25/2014 7:59 AM
TOKYO - US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to step in to thwart North Korea's ''dangerous'' nuclear march. Full article

Vatican gets ready for double canonization

As of 04/25/2014 2:27 AM
Isang press conference ang kasalukuyang ginaganap sa Vatican City sa Roma. Ito ay bilang bahagi ng nakatakdang canonization o pagdedeklara bilang santo kina Pope John Paul II at Pope John XXIII sa Linggo. Ang press conference ay tungkol sa mga napamilagrohan ng dalawang Santo Papa. Full article

Body of Korean boy who raised alarm on sinking ferry believed found

As of 04/24/2014 9:14 AM
The body of a South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that a passenger ferry with hundreds on board was in trouble has been found, his parents believe, but a DNA test has yet to confirm the find, media said on Thursday. Full article

South Sudan sacks army chief after rebels seize oil hub

As of 04/24/2014 7:37 AM
JUBA - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacked his army chief on Wednesday after rebels seized a major oil hub, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter in which the UN says hundreds of civilians were massacred. Full article

Saudi prince killed endangered birds: Pakistan officials

As of 04/24/2014 7:36 AM
QUETTA - A Saudi prince with a taste for the traditional sport of falconry illegally hunted 2,100 endangered birds while on holiday in Pakistan, officials said Wednesday. Full article