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Thousands of South Koreans protest government labor policies

May 2, 2015

Thousands of South Koreans protest government labor policies

South Korean police said Saturday that they detained 40 people when protests over government labor policies and the handling of a year-old ferry disaster spiraled into violence late Friday. Thousands of demonstrators, many of them carrying banners and wearing yellow jackets, the color identified ...

Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why

May 2, 2015

Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why

by Foster Klug

The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu’s old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured shell of a hardboiled egg. But it’s the many buildings that made it unscathed through the earthquake that amaze ...

Thousands still missing after deadly Nepal quake

May 2, 2015

Thousands still missing after deadly Nepal quake

Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote areas after last week’s earthquake, which killed at least 6,250. The death toll could rise further. Bodies are still being pulled ...

Pakistan court jails 10 for life over attack on Malala Yousafzai

Apr 30, 2015

Pakistan court jails 10 for life over attack on Malala Yousafzai

A court in Pakistan sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment on Thursday for attempting to kill Nobel-prize winning teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012, officials said, though the chief suspect remains at large. Pakistani Taliban militants boarded the teenager’s school bus and shot her ...

Japan relief team arrives in Nepal as disease fears grow

Apr 30, 2015

Japan relief team arrives in Nepal as disease fears grow

An advance team from Japan’s Self-Defense Forces arrived Wednesday morning in Kathmandu to provide medical relief in Nepal, and deteriorating hygiene heightened disease risks after Saturday’s massive earthquake. Col. Hirohide Nakagawa, who leads the SDF medical relief team, said, “We hope to do a ...

Apr 30, 2015

North Korea's Kim cancels planned visit to Russia: Kremlin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has cancelled his planned visit to Moscow to attend Russia’s World War II anniversary celebrations on May 9, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said on Thursday. “He will not come. This is related to internal North Korean issues,” spokesman ...

Apr 30, 2015

Nepal family loses 18 in house collapse

Flanked by funeral pyres flickering in the darkness, Shankar Pradhan stood barefoot on the edge of Kathmandu’s sacred Bagmati River, where the dead pulled daily from the city’s ruins have been brought nonstop since a massive earthquake shook this impoverished mountain nation. He doused ...

Nepal gets first supplies of aid

Apr 30, 2015

Nepal gets first supplies of aid

The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal, while thousands clamored to board buses out of Kathmandu, either to check on rural relatives or for fear of spending yet another night in the damaged capital. Frustration over the ...

Apr 30, 2015

North Korea reactor may be back on, say experts

Satellite images taken between January and this month show a North Korean nuclear reactor that can yield material for atomic bombs may be operating again at low power or intermittently, U.S. experts said on Wednesday. A report from David Albright and Serena Kelleher-Vergantini at ...