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Bodies found in sunken S. Korean ferry, captain arrested

Three bodies were found early Saturday within passenger cabins of a South Korean passenger ferry that capsized three days ago, as the captain was arrested and charged with negligence.

Obama to underscore continued focus on Asia in upcoming trip

US President Barack Obama's trip to Asia next week is an important opportunity for him to underscore continued US focus on the region, Xinhua news agency quoted the White House as saying Friday.

Obama to bolster US 'rebalance' to Asia

President Barack Obama will use an Asian tour beginning next week to bolster US alliances in the region at a time of increased geopolitical tension.

Japan, US to back Asean's sea surveillance

Japan and the United States will pledge to jointly help Southeast Asian nations boost their marine surveillance capabilities, a newspaper said Saturday, as tensions over territorial disputes in the region simmer.

S. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies

Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.

Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine's doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic.

White House: no comment on Bieber deportation petition

Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has had high-profile run-ins with the law recently but the White House doesn't appear set to add to his growing catalogue of woes.

Office buildings sit idle in China's economic heartland

The Yangtze Delta, China's entrepreneurial heartland, has been hit by a new surge in office vacancies.

MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 mln: analysts

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft deep under the Indian Ocean show no signs of slowing.

Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds

Thousands of people flocked to rural fields in the Philippines on Friday to witness the gruesome spectacle of men being crucified in their annual Easter re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ.