Apr 21, 2014 — President Park Geun-hye says the captain did little to help the hundreds on board escape. More than 60 bodies have been recovered. More than 230 people, most of them high school students, are missing.
Apr 21, 2014 — More than 200 people remain missing after the ferry capsized last week. One family was told their daughter was dead instead of missing. It turns out authorities had confused her for another girl.
Apr 21, 2014 — Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most famous journalists, was shot and wounded by gunmen as he was driving down a busy street in Karachi. It's the second such attack this month on a journalist.
Apr 21, 2014 — President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to 4 Asian countries. It's the latest effort to refocus U.S. foreign policy on Asia. Like earlier efforts, it's struggling to ward off distractions.
Apr 20, 2014 — It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.
Apr 20, 2014 — The radio call transcript gives new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people missing. Early in its plight, the South Korean ferry seems to have listed too far to deploy its life boats.
Apr 20, 2014 — Each spring, Japan is consumed by a contest for style of poetry called Senryu. The poems are just three spare lines about the trials and tribulations of daily life.
Apr 20, 2014 — In India, hundreds of millions are casting their ballots in parliamentary elections over the next month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Indian reporter Supriya Sharma.
Apr 20, 2014 — It's been a week of tragedy for the community of Ansan, an industrial town near Seoul. Many of the high school teenagers who sank with the South Korean ferry last week attended high school there.
Apr 20, 2014 — One year ago, 1,100 garment workers were killed when a Bangladesh factory collapsed. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Steven Greenhouse, labor reporter for The New York Times, about what has changed.