19 April 2014 Last updated at 22:30

Novice 'steered South Korea ferry'

The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by a ship's mate unfamiliar with the waters where the accident occurred, officials say.


Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera at ceremony marking the start of construction on the radar site on Yonaguni Island, 19 AprilJapan to base troops near Senkakus

Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.

Hamid Mir (26 November 2012)Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.

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