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The head of the company that operated South Korea's ill-fated Sewol ferry was sentenced to 10 years in prison Nov. 20
KABUL - Agence France-Presse
Survivors of a horrific suicide attack which killed 57 people at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan told Nov. 24 how the blast ripped through a crowd of spectators enjoying the final moments of the match.
NEW DELHI - Reuters
India has set up a ministry to promote alternative therapies such as yoga and traditional ayurveda medicine, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a mission to raise awareness and the appeal of home-grown health treatments.
HONG KONG - Agence France-Presse
Hong Kong authorities on Nov. 18 cleared part of the city's main pro-democracy protest camp, the first of several planned evictions to shrink mass sit-ins that have blocked major thoroughfares for seven weeks.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Agence France-Presse
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2014, a United Nations report revealed Wednesday, highlighting the failure of the multi-billion-dollar US-led campaign to crack down on the lucrative crop.
BANGKOK - Reuters
Thai police said on Nov.17 two Americans suspected of trying to send infant and adult body parts in parcels to the United States had fled the country.
GWANGJU, South Korea - Agence France-Presse
The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives was jailed for 36 years Nov. 11, but acquitted of murdering those who died in the disaster.
A suicide bomber on Nov. 16 attacked a vehicle convoy carrying Afghan lawmakers including a prominent female MP, killing three civilians and injuring 22 others, officials said.
RAIPUR, India - Agence France-Presse
Ten women have died in India and dozens more are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after a state-run programme that pays women to undergo sterilisation went badly wrong, officials said Tuesday.
An Indian doctor who conducted mass sterilisations that killed 13 women has been taken into custody, after saying he was being made a scapegoat for a controversial family planning scheme.
BEIJING – Agence France-Presse
Japan and China have taken the "first step" on the road to improving badly strained relations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Nov. 10 after a half-hour summit with President Xi Jinping in Beijing.
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