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Nine people have been confirmed dead after the ferry carrying more than 470 people, many of them high school students, capsized in South Korea

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South Korea ferry disaster: Desperate search for survivors delayed by bad weather

Strong currents and poor visibility hampered rescuers in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped on to its side and filled with cold water off the southern coast of South Korea.

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South Korea ferry passengers who were told to stay put 'got trapped' aboard sinking ship

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North Korea calls on Foreign Office to act over Kim Jong-un ‘bad hair day’ poster

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Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Submarine returns to depths after second mission again stopped short

Today's search produced no more positive results - and more frustration for Chinese relatives

Simon Calder: Until this disaster South Korea's ferry safety record fared well compared to its Asian neighbours

Death tolls are typically high on Asian ferries, but the peninsular nation had developed an efficient system

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An Indian transgender person dances with others at an event to celebrate a Supreme Court judgement in Mumbai on 15 April, 2014

India court recognises transgender people as 'third gender'

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South Korean ferry 'Sewol' is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo, as lighting flares are released for a night search

South Korea ferry: Four dead and almost 300 missing as mass rescue gets underway

Passengers on the Sewol ferry included 325 high school students on a trip

Some in the Congress party fear Priyanka Gandhi’s entry might undermine her brother’s campaign

India elections: One Gandhi is fighting for power – the rest are fighting each other

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Angus Houston is leading the search for missing Malaysian aircraft

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Acclaim for retired Australian defence chief Angus Houston who is leading the search for the airliner

From co-ordinating search teams from seven countries to informing and reassuring relatives, the 66-year-old has led the hunt to the satisfaction of all concerned

Network data show the phone belonging to co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, was on 30 minutes after MH370 turned west, according to CNN

Malaysia Airlines MH370 co-pilot's phone 'was on and made contact with network tower' 30 minutes after plane turned around

New details come after reports that first officer Fariq Abdul Hamid ‘tried to make a call’ once jet had vanished

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: First underwater mission fails as nothing is found and ocean proves too deep for submarine

After only six hours of its planned 16-hour mission on the sea bed, the Bluefin 21 exceeded its maximum depth limit of 4,500 metres

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Submarines deployed after large oil slick discovered in Indian Ocean search zone

As authorities analyse new oil slick find, unmanned submersible vehicle will map ocean floor

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