SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean boy whose shaking voice
first raised the alarm that an overloaded ferry with hundreds of
children on board was sinking has been found drowned in the
submerged wreckage of the vessel, his parents believe, the
coastguard said on Thursday.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alarmed by the prospect of bloodshed in
Thailand as a six-month political crisis nears a critical juncture,
former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for talks
between the government and its foes, urging compromise to restore
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate
Berkshire Hathaway, said on Wednesday that safety is a major
priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents
raised concerns about how to transport oil safely.
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama used a state
visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his
commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite
Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.
PERTH/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Authorities ruled out any link
between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing
Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again
threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search
of the Indian Ocean.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of them have been locked up for a
dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or
Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere.
Several have been linked to al Qaeda.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's mobile advertising
business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping
the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30
billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a
rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share
more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to