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  1. Malaysia arrests opposition figures to thwart protest

    Malaysia arrests opposition figures to thwart protest

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysian police arrested three leading opposition politicians in a bid to thwart a protest march on Saturday demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, his party said.

  2. Death toll in Mogadishu hotel attack rises

    Death toll in Mogadishu hotel attack rises

    Somalia's ambassador to Switzerland is among the 14 people killed in a gun and bomb attack on a hotel in Mogadishu.

  3. Iran talks go into top gear in battle of wills

    Iran talks go into top gear in battle of wills

    Lausanne (AFP) - Tortuous negotiations aimed at laying to rest fears that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons moved into top gear Saturday with each side demanding the other give ground ahead of a looming deadline.

  4. Dozens killed in SAmerican storms

    Dozens killed in SAmerican storms

    Dozens of people have been killed during extreme storms in Ecuador and Chile.

  5. Arab warplanes pummel Yemen rebels as Hadi meets allies

    Arab warplanes pummel Yemen rebels as Hadi meets allies

    Sanaa (AFP) - Arab warplanes pounded Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen for a third night while President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi held summit talks in Egypt Saturday with regional allies seeking to prevent his overthrow.

  6. Vandals destroy memorial to murdered Russian opposition leader

    Vandals destroy memorial to murdered Russian opposition leader

    Moscow (AFP) - Vandals Saturday destroyed an improvised memorial created by supporters of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the bridge where he was shot a month ago, the Echo of Moscow radio station reported Saturday.

  7. Search for two missing in NY collapse

    Search for two missing in NY collapse

    Sniffer dogs have been called in to help search for two people missing after what's believed was a gas explosion levelled three New York buildings.

  8. Two Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freed

    Two Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freed

    Prague (AFP) - Two young Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been freed and have returned home, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Saturday.

  9. Xi calls for development bank support

    Xi calls for development bank support

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for global support for a proposed Asian development bank during the Boao Forum for Asia.

  10. 1 in 10 Singaporeans queue to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

    1 in 10 Singaporeans queue to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

    Singapore (AFP) - More than 330,000 people, equivalent to 10 percent of Singapore's citizen population, have visited parliament to pay their respects to the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew ahead of his cremation, officials said Saturday.

  11. US pilot who yelled in flight sues airline

    US pilot who yelled in flight sues airline

    A US pilot who scared passengers by yelling during a flight is suing JetBlue Airways for ignoring warning signs he was not well before the plane took off.

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