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  1. Venezuela in crisis as Maduro limps to a year in power

    Venezuela in crisis as Maduro limps to a year in power

    Caracas (AFP) - A year after promising to continue Hugo Chavez's legacy, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to lead an oil-rich country plagued by economic crisis, violent protests, and rampant crime.

  2. 12 Nepalese guides killed in deadliest Everest disaster

    12 Nepalese guides killed in deadliest Everest disaster

    Kathmandu (AFP) - At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the deadliest mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials said.

  3. World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

    World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

    Mexico City (AFP) - Presidents, writers and legions of fans paid tribute Friday to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the late giant of Latin American literature whose work inspired generations of story-tellers.

  4. Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

    Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

    Fukushima (Japan) (AFP) - Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there.

  5. No Obama meeting for Malaysia's Anwar

    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama does not plan to see Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim when he is in Kuala Lumpur next week, though US officials on Friday did not rule out a lower-level meeting.

  6. Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

    Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

    Algiers (AFP) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud.

  7. Turkey PM appeals to top court over Internet 'privacy breach'

    Turkey PM appeals to top court over Internet 'privacy breach'

    Ankara (AFP) - Turkey's embattled premier made a formal complaint to the country's top court on Friday, saying secret recordings spread on the Internet were a violation of his family's rights.

  8. North Korea hits out at UN meeting over abuses

    North Korea hits out at UN meeting over abuses

    Seoul (AFP) - North Korea hit out early Saturday at an informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council in which the body was urged to slap sanctions on Pyongyang officials responsible for human rights abuses.

  9. Runner returns to say thanks

    Runner returns to say thanks

    Running in last year's Boston Marathon was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Justin Barich.

  10. Who are the 'little green men' helping Ukraine's rebels?

    Who are the 'little green men' helping Ukraine's rebels?

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - The expertly armed, masked men in matching camouflage stripped of all insignia are tough, taciturn and tactically devastating.

  11. Russia, West still far from breakthrough in Ukraine crisis

    Russia, West still far from breakthrough in Ukraine crisis

    Moscow (AFP) - The four-way agreement on Ukraine thrashed out in Geneva is the first sign of progress between Russia and the West in a months-long standoff, but a litany of problems remain unresolved, analysts said.

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