Asia

Families 'mad as hell'

Lee Joon-seok

Bad weather is hampering efforts to find survivors from a sinking ferry, while its captain faces accusations of blame.

Bloody Good Friday spectacle

Philippines ritual

Catholic devotees in the Philippines nail themselves to crosses in a bizarre Good Friday ritual.

Climbers swept from Everest

Mt everest

Six local guides have been killed, and nine are missing, after an avalanche on Mount Everest.

MH370 expert sacked over clothes

Mitchell Casado

A Canadian instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been fired partly because he "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.

Oil slick not from MH370

MH370 search

Tests have ruled out a nearby oil slick found in the search for MH370 came from the aircraft.

Biggest voting day in elections

Indian elections

Indians cast ballots on Thursday (local time) on the biggest day of voting in the country’s weekslong general election.

Japan may scrap whale hunt

Whale slaughter

Japan is considering scrapping a whale hunt just days before the fleet’s planned departure, media have said.

MH370 search has a week

Bluefin 21 MH370

Best leads in search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane exhausted in a week, Australia PM says.

Ferry disaster death toll climbs

ferry strap

Strong currents and poor visibility hampering rescuers in search for 287 missing ferry passengers.

Slow progress in hunt for MH370

Bluefin 21 MH370

Bluefin 21 sub encounters more difficulties as underwater hunt for missing Malaysia plane continues.

MH370 drone search cut short

MH370 search

Technical issues have meant a US Navy underwater has had to resurface early, without finding anything.

Bali Kiwi to remain in jail

Leeza Tracey Ormsby

Kiwi woman caught up in a Bali drug raid in February will remain in jail for at least another month.

Kim's bad hair day

kim strap

Kim Jong Un's "bad hair day" riles North Korean officials.

China set to elevate environment

Shanghai pollution

China is set to pass a new law that would give more powers to shut polluting factories.

Search drone goes too deep

Submarine drone

Search for missing MH370 hits a snag as underwater drone reaches its depth limit and is forced to surface.

MH370: Oil slick found

Angus Houston MH370 search

Oil has been spotted by teams looking for missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as plans are made to send a drone under water.

No ping for MH370 searchers

Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie

All has gone quiet in the search for missing jet, suggesting black box batteries have died.

Hunt for MH370 could top $2.5m

MH370 search

New Zealand contribution to the hunt for MH370 is likely to exceed $2.5m.

MH370 'will be found'

MH370 search

Teams looking for missing Malaysia Airlines plane are confident of finding it, Australian PM says.

Schapelle Corby avoids punishment

SCHAPELLE CORBY

Schapelle Corby has avoided punishment over an inflammatory TV interview, with Indonesian authorities finding no grounds to send her back to jail.

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