MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers. Senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don told reporters Monday that two first mates, one second mate and a chief engineer are also accused of abandoning the ship.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government will work with the largest Muslim rebel group with which it signed a peace deal last month to curb an alarming number of kidnappings in the south. Government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said Sunday that Philippine security officials and Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels
BEIJING (AP) — The president of General Motors says sales of GM-brand vehicles in China should reach 5 million next year, and Cadillac sales will double to 100,000. Speaking at the Beijing auto show, Dan Amman said Sunday that the Detroit automaker and its Chinese partners plan to open three additional factories this year and two next year.
HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police in southern Thailand say suspected insurgents shot dead three people, including a 2-year-old girl, in a drive-by shooting. Police Col. Chartchai Chanasit says two gunmen riding on a motorcycle carried out the attack on Sunday in the Bannang Sata district of Yala province.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma says fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in the northeastern, strife-torn state of Kachin has left at least 22 people dead this month. The clashes in Kachin come despite efforts by President Thein Sein’s government to forge a nationwide cease-fire agreement with all armed ethnic groups — a deadline that has repeatedly been pushed back because of ongoing clashes.