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Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip

U.S. President Barack Obama greets U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy (C), her husband Edwin Schlossberg (3rd R) and other officials upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Reuters Photo

US President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo today to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of 'rebalancing' US foreign policy...

Russia will respond if interests attacked in Ukraine: Lavrov

Pro-Russian activists hang a giant flag of 'Donetsk Republic' at the mayor's office in Slaviansk on April 21. Russia will respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as they were in South Ossetia in 2008 which led to war with Georgia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. Reuters Photo

Russia will respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as they were in South Ossetia in 2008 which led to war with Georgia...

Missing jet: Unidentified material washes ashore, being checked

The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing last month took a new twist Wednesday with reports of some unidentified material washing ashore on the southwestern coast of Australia. Reuters file photo

The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing last month took a new twist Wednesday with reports of some unidentified material...

Powerful sonar may join jet search; 'object of interest' found

A powerful sonar equipment similar to the one that found the wreck of the Titanic could be deployed in the next phase of the search for the crashed Malaysian jet, officials said today, even as an 'object of interest'  was recovered on the coast of western Australia. / PTI photo only for representation

A powerful sonar equipment similar to the one that found the wreck of the Titanic could be deployed in the next phase of the search...

India, China, Pak naval ships hold rare exercises

Chinese navy officers (backs to camera) stand in formation as Pakistan naval frigate Shamsher arrives at a military port before a maritime drill. REUTERS photo

India's stealth frigate INS Shivalik today took part in rare drills with Chinese and Pakistan naval ships in multilateral maritime exercises...

Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

The islands at the centre of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo. Reuters Image

The islands at the centre of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper...

Indian-origin academics in UK 'dread' Modi in power, issue open letter

Around 75 professors and other academics of Indian origin working at some of Britain's prestigious institutions such as Cambridge and Oxford university and London School of Economics today issued an open letter, sharply attacking Narendra Modi and saying, The idea of Modi in power fills us with dread. AP photo

Around 75 professors and other academics of Indian origin working at some of Britain's prestigious institutions such as Cambridge and Oxford...

First sign of S.Korea ferry disaster was call from a boy

The first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was made by a boy with a shaking voice, three minutes after the vessel made its fateful last turn. AP photo

The first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was made by a boy with a shaking voice, three minutes after the vessel made...

Missing Malaysian jet may have landed and not ended in ocean?

Relatives of Chinese passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, cry during a meeting in Beijing Monday, April 21, 2014. Relatives chanted slogans and shouted protests against the lack of meaning answers from Malaysian officials and Malaysia Airlines representatives. (AP file photo)

The probe into the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian jet is now looking at the possibility that the plane may have landed ...

South Korean ferry toll reaches 113

A family member of a missing passenger onboard the Sewol ferry which capsized on Wednesday, cries as she checks the newly announced list of the dead, at a gym in Jindo. Reuters photo

The toll in last week's South Korean ferry capsize off the country's southwestern coast reached 113 Tuesday as divers searched intensively ...

Cyclone halts aerial search for plane; mini-sub draws blank

Aerial search for the crashed Malaysian jet was suspended today due to a tropical cyclone over the southern Indian Ocean, as a robotic mini-submarine scouring the seabed failed to locate the plane's wreckage after nine missions. AP file photo

Aerial search for the crashed Malaysian jet was suspended today due to a tropical cyclone over the southern Indian Ocean, as a robotic mini-submarine...

FBI probe confirmed in 9/11 case at Guantanamo

A federal prosecutor has confirmed the existence of the FBI investigation that has thrown the September 11 war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo into disarray. / From fbi.gov

A federal prosecutor has confirmed the existence of the FBI investigation that has thrown the September 11 war crimes tribunal at ...

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