KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Veteran Malaysian opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh, an eminent lawyer who had been detained without trial under security laws and battled numerous sedition charges, has died in a road accident. He was 73.
TOKYO (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for dissolution after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo District Court decided the company would not be able to resurrect itself under a business rehabilitation process filed for in February.
SYDNEY (AP) — Britain’s Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, have arrived in Sydney to kick off their tour of Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in Sydney on Wednesday after wrapping up a 10-day trip around New Zealand. They were greeted by various dignitaries, including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, before being whisked off to the city’s famed Opera House for a welcome reception.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags.
GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train has derailed in northeastern India, injuring dozens of passengers. State-owned Indian Railways said in a statement that the engine and nine of the train’s 13 coaches jumped the track early Wednesday near the Jagiroad station, about 140 kilometers (85 miles) east of Gauhati,