The senior engineer on the South Korean ferry that sank said he was unaware of any problems with the ship's engine or ballast when it ran into trouble. -AFP
They are pushing for autopsies that might show their children were alive inside the submerged vessel and only died due to slow emergency response. -ST
A year after the Rana Plaza catastrophe, trust fund financed by Western retailers to compensate survivors has received only $18.8 million instead of a targeted $50.2 million. -AFP
American housewife Nancy Kissel, dubbed the “milkshake murderer", maintained she acted in self-defence against an abusive spouse. -AFP
Few of the petitions are ever resolved and petitioners are often forced home or imprisoned by authorities when they escalate their complaints to higher authorities. -Reuters
A DNA test was being carried out to formally confirm his identity. -AFP
UDG China aims to create the ideal learning environment for children by providing them with lush vegetation and a direct connection to outdoor space. -Stomp
Barack Obama said on Thursday in Japan that islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with China are covered by a defence treaty that would oblige Washington to act if they were attacked...
Obama seeking to underline US commitment to region in Japan visit. -Reuters
Japan government hopes to activate the labour market and promote economic growth. -Japan News/ANN

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