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Filipino from Dubai tests negative for MERS

By Sat, Apr 19, 2014 1:33PM UTC Filipino from Dubai tests negative for MERS

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials say that a Filipino nurse who tested positive for the Middle East virus has been found free of infection in a subsequent examination after he returned home. Health Secretary Enrique Ona says that the Filipino who returned Tuesday on an Etihad Airlines flight

Ferry captain arrested in South Korea ferry disaster

By Sat, Apr 19, 2014 1:14PM UTC Lee Joon-seok, center, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, talks to the media before leaving a court which issued his arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok and the crew members were detained early Saturday.

Boat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:55PM UTC

KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — Police say a boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession has capsized in eastern Indonesia, and at least seven people have died. Rescuers and fishermen saved 30 injured people and were looking for more survivors. Local police spokesman Lt. Col. Okto Riwu says the

Oliver Stone’s Mao Zedong comments touch a nerve at Beijing film fest

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:20PM UTC Oliver Stone’s Mao Zedong comments touch a nerve at Beijing film fest

By Kyle Mullin | @mulkyle Oliver Stone has never been one to shy away from controversy, but the American director may have attained new heights of provocation at this year’s Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) where he touched on one if China’s biggest taboos.  The outspoken auteur (who has helmed

Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 5:08PM UTC A man watches a TV news program showing the sinking passenger ship in Seoul. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

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