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Salvage of South Korea’s Sewol ferry: the facts

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters on Thursday, nearly three years after it sank with the loss of more than 300 lives in one of the country’s worst maritime disasters.

China-backed bank approves 13 new members

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said Thursday it has approved 13 new prospective members including Canada, in a coup for Beijing after Washington failed to dissuade US allies from signing up.

Despite Trump push, healthcare vote going to the wire

President Donald Trump faces a reckoning Thursday as US lawmakers vote on his presidency’s biggest legislative test, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, as conservatives vowed to kill it unless important last-minute changes are made.

Two years on, Yemen stuck in ‘quagmire’

Deadly fighting, a rise in jihadism, the threat of famine — two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against Iran-backed rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever.

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