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  1. Boston Marathon security tight

    Boston Marathon security tight

    A year after pressure cooker bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 others, runners are preparing to run in the Boston Marathon.

  2. Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush

    Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush

    Algiers (AFP) - Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term.

  3. Miss America defends suspended teen

    Miss America defends suspended teen

    Miss America Nina Davuluri has asked high school officials to rethink the suspension of 18-year-old Patrick Farves, who asked her to be his prom date.

  4. Boston Marathon defies terror attacks one year on

    Boston Marathon defies terror attacks one year on

    Boston (AFP) - The Boston Marathon returns Monday amid major security after last year's deadly bombings as a near record 35,660 runners get set to compete.

  5. Aust committed to jet search: Beazley

    Aust committed to jet search: Beazley

    Australian ambassador to the US Kim Beazley has told US TV that searchers will regroup and reconsider if the Malaysia Airlines jet isn't found soon.

  6. S. Korea ferry transcript reveals evacuation panic

    S. Korea ferry transcript reveals evacuation panic

    Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - Panic-stricken and fumbling for a response, the crew of a South Korean ferry dithered over the evacuation of passengers in the crucial final moments before it sank, a transcript released Sunday revealed, as divers began retrieving bodies from the vessel.

  7. Chinese foreign minister starts Latin America tour

    Chinese foreign minister starts Latin America tour

    Havana (AFP) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Cuba Sunday, the first stop on a tour of four Latin America countries.

  8. Palestinians mull handing territory 'keys' back to Israel

    Palestinians mull handing territory 'keys' back to Israel

    Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Palestinian negotiators have warned they may pass responsiblity for their territory back to occupying power Israel if peace talks remain stalled, a senior Palestinian official said on Sunday.

  9. Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

    Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to its safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

  10. Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to old Christian town

    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to old Christian town

    Maalula (Syria) (AFP) - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked his forces in a key battleground city.

  11. Ukraine rebels call for Russian troops after deadly gunfight

    Ukraine rebels call for Russian troops after deadly gunfight

    Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine appealed Sunday for help from Russian "peacekeepers" after a deadly gunfight killed at least two of their militants, shattering an Easter truce and sparking "outrage" in Moscow.

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