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In quake-hit Nepal, rescuers struggle to recover the dead

Apr 29, 2015

In quake-hit Nepal, rescuers struggle to recover the dead

For hours after Nepal was shaken by one of the most intense earthquakes here in nearly a century, 12-year-old Neha Chumda screamed for help. She had been inside her family’s four-story villa in Kathmandu when the tremor struck unexpectedly Saturday. And in the life-or-death ...

Apr 29, 2015

Worker dies in Thai pet food meat grinder

A migrant worker from Myanmar was killed after he slipped into a meat grinder at a pet food factory in Thailand, police said Wednesday. The man, who police identified as 37-year-old Zaw May Zir, died on Monday evening at a factory in southeastern Chonburi ...

Apr 29, 2015

China says will hunt down those guilty of serial bribery

Chinese authorities will hunt down individuals and organizations that engage in serial bribery, especially in cases which cause serious public anger or accidents, state media said on Wednesday, as the government takes on deep-rooted graft. The country’s top prosecutor, as part of broader efforts ...

Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near

Apr 28, 2015

Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near

Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia was to execute imminently eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy. The nine ...

Captain of doomed South Korean ferry sentenced to life in prison

Apr 28, 2015

Captain of doomed South Korean ferry sentenced to life in prison

The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year’s disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide. A district court in November had sentenced ...