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Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm'
The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators say, as divers work to access the sunken hull.
'Six dead' in Everest avalanche
Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest.
China jails corruption activists
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
Weibo shares surge on US debut
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
Australia navy captains disciplined
An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.
India votes on biggest polling day
Millions of Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.
Mini-sub performs full MH370 search
A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.
Charles Xue gets bail after illness
One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.
Tencent brings Candy Crush to China
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.
MF Husain's last works to be shown
The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.
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