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Jul 5, 2015

Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charge over funds

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time the country’s leader has faced criminal allegations. The attorney general ...

Jul 5, 2015

Eleven dead in China building collapse, three missing

Eleven people died when a shoe factory collapsed in eastern China, state media reported Sunday, with more than 40 escaping or being rescued. More than 50 workers were in the building in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province when it came down on ...

Capsized ferry's owner, crew face murder charges

Jul 5, 2015

Capsized ferry's owner, crew face murder charges

Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized, killing 59 people, an official said Saturday. The charges were filed late on Friday in the central city of Ormoc over the sinking of the Kim Nirvana, ...

Overloading suspected in capsizing of Philippine ferry

Jul 4, 2015

Overloading suspected in capsizing of Philippine ferry

Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster that left dozens dead, an official said Saturday, and a government investigation is now underway. Survivors reported seeing up to 150 sacks of cement in the ship’s cargo area ...

Jul 4, 2015

MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital

Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicenter of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday. The 25-year-old female doctor at Samsung Medical Center has become the 185th person infected with the virus in South ...

Have searchers' sonars missed the wreckage of Flight 370?

| Jul 4, 2015

Have searchers' sonars missed the wreckage of Flight 370?

Amid rising frustrations over the expensive search for the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether search crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without noticing. Such carping in a small, fiercely competitive ...

Jul 3, 2015

Chinese firm to punish 'unscheduled' pregnancies: report

A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm Friday. “Only married female workers who have worked for the company for more than one year ...