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27 Bodies Recovered After Indonesian Passenger Ferry Sinks

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say rescuers have recovered 27 bodies after a passenger ferry capsized in the waters off Borneo Island. Officials said Tuesday that 73 people have been rescued from the vessel, which sank Monday near Borneo’s South Kalimantan province. More than 100 people were aboard, at least five of whom have been listed as missing. […]

Indonesian Passenger Ferry Sinks, Killing at Least 25 People

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say at least 25 people are dead after a passenger ship capsized in the waters off Borneo Island. A local rescue agency official said a search and rescue team recovered seven bodies Tuesday and continued to look for a handful of passengers who were still missing. The official said the vessel sank Monday […]

Fresh Charges Roil Two South China Sea Disputes

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario says China has “aggressively violated” a 2002 agreement with its Southeast Asian neighbors by recently unloading building materials on a set of reefs near his country. Del Rosario said in a commentary published Tuesday that China’s action is the most serious challenge to Philippine sovereignty in the South […]

Indonesian Passenger Ferry Sinks, Killing 18 People

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say 18 people are dead after a passenger ship capsized in the waters off Borneo Island. A local port authority official said a search and rescue operation was underway Tuesday for another 18 passengers who are still missing. The official said the vessel sank Monday when it was overcome by heavy winds and […]

Philippines Protests Chinese Incursion in South China Sea

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government says it has conveyed “serious concerns” to the Chinese embassy about reports that Chinese ships unloaded building materials and put up markers on reefs claimed by Manila in the South China Sea. The foreign ministry said Wednesday the Philippine military observed the activity near what is known as the Iroquois or Amy […]

Philippines Protests Chinese Incursion in South China Sea

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government says it has conveyed “serious concerns” to the Chinese embassy over reports that Chinese ships unloaded building materials and put up military posts on reefs claimed by Manila in the South China Sea. The foreign ministry said Wednesday the Philippine military observed the activity near what is known as the Iroquois or […]