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MH370 search: sea bed scans could end in days

Australian navy officials onboard ship searching for MH370
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week.

Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention

South Korea ferry tragedy
S Korean prosecutors investigating ferry disaster said on Sunday they wanted to extend the detention of the captain and two other crew as they try to determine the cause of the accident.

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Fresh tremors in Papua New Guinea after 7.5 quake

A woman
A fresh 6.1-magnitude tremor rattled Papua New Guinea's Bougainville island as officials scrambled for news of damage and casualties following a powerful earthquake overnight that sparked a tsunami alert.

7.5 magnitude quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

A symbolic image of an earthquake
The quake hit 75 kilometres (47 miles) south-west of the town of Panguna on Bougainville island, USGS said, and came after a 6.6-magnitude tremor earlier Saturday. 

Karachi: Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani UN staff

A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu
The two Pakistani men were on their way to a bus terminal to pick up some relatives when they were taken, the police official said. The men were taken on Thursday night, he said.

Kidnapped French journos found on Syrian border

A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June were found by Turkish soldiers on its border with Syria on Saturday, Turkish media reported, and French President Francois Hollande said the four were in good health.

Pak scribe Hamid Mir shot at, says ISI behind attack

Hamid Mir

Senior Pakistani television journalist Hamid Mir, who faced threats from the Taliban and other terror groups, was on Saturday repeatedly shot at by four unidentified men as he left the Karachi airport for his office.

Sub search for MH370 to be finished in a week

Malaysia MH370 search
The search for missing flight MH370 is at a 'critical juncture', Malaysia's transport minister said. An underwater search for the black box recorder based on 'pings' possibly from the device could be completed in a week.

NASA: Engineer vital to 1969 moon landing dies

John C. Houbolt
John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.

UK: India-born man jailed for fake marriage racket

indian bride Wedding feature
Harpal Singh, 51, along with three other defendants, admitted to arranging sham marriages across Britain before the Cardiff Crown Court in Wales, the Daily Record reported Friday.

Gen Pervez Musharraf likely to travel to Karachi

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Pakistan's embattled formermilitary dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf is likely to leave for a 'short visit' to Karachi on Saturday.

Japan expands army footprint, risks angering China

Japan flag
Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

S Korea ferry tragedy: Prosecutor says mate steering waters for the first time

Helicopters heading to Jeju
A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.

China coal mine death toll rises to 20: report

coal mine blast
The death toll from a flooded coal mine in southwest China has risen to 20 with the recovery of another 14 bodies nearly two weeks after the accident, state media reported.
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