Asia-Pacific
  • Pedestrians pass an election poster featuring Narendra Modi (right) and former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in New Delhi on April 5, 2014.

    More than 800 million Indians are eligible to vote in a poll dominated by corruption and high inflation.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 07, 2014, 1:10 AM EDT
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  • JINDO-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 16: In this handout image provided by the Republic of Korea Coast Guard, passengers are rescued by the Republic of Korea Coast Guard from a ferry sinking off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. The ferry identified as the Sewol was carrying about 470 passengers, including students and teachers, traveling to Jeju island. Credit Handout/Getty Images

    South Korean coastguards and navy divers resumed their search on Thursday for nearly 280 people still missing after a ferry capsized in what could be the country's worst maritime disaster in over 20 years.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 16, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT
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  • SGT Alonzo Hanna, from Bronx, New York keeps watch on an entrance gate from a guard tower on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shank on April 5, 2014 near Pul-e Alam, Afghanistan.

    Incident raises fears as to the capacity of security forces to maintain stability after international troops withdraw.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 16, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT
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