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Prosecutor says 4 Sewol ferry crewmembers detained

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:54AM UTC

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.

Philippine troops, Muslim rebels to fight kidnappings

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:47AM UTC

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

GM says China sales to hit 5 million next year

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:45AM UTC

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.

Thai police: 2-year-old killed in southern attack

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:39AM UTC

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.

Burma says 22 dead in Kachin fighting this month

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:36AM UTC

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.

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