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  1. Alps plane crash DNA found as investigators battle terrain

    Alps plane crash DNA found as investigators battle terrain

    Berlin (AFP) - Investigators picking through the wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed on a remote Alpine mountain said they had found DNA from more than half of the victims, as more details emerged concerning the doomed flight's last minutes.

  2. Britain election kicks off with parties neck and neck

    Britain election kicks off with parties neck and neck

    London (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will on Monday ask Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve parliament, kicking off formal campaigning for one of the most unpredictable elections in decades.

  3. Tsunami warning after Papua New Guinea hit by 7.5 quake

    Tsunami warning after Papua New Guinea hit by 7.5 quake

    Sydney (AFP) - A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, US seismologists said, with "hazardous" tsunami waves possible in areas near the epicentre although no major damage was immediately reported.

  4. Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

    Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

    Lausanne (AFP) - Global powers were due to gather with Iran Monday, seeking to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran's nuclear programme as diplomats said tentative agreement on some parts had been reached.

  5. Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured

    Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured

    Montreal (AFP) - Twenty-three people were injured when an Air Canada jet struck an antenna and crash landed as it attempted to touch down in heavy snow at Halifax airport early Sunday.

  6. US Republican Fiorina eyes president bid

    US Republican Fiorina eyes president bid

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina says she is likely to seek the Republican nomination for US president.

  7. Papua New Guinea hit by 7.5-magnitude offshore quake: USGS

    Papua New Guinea hit by 7.5-magnitude offshore quake: USGS

    A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, US seismologists said, with "hazardous" tsunami waves possible in areas near the epicentre although no major damage was immediately reported.

  8. Body of crash pilot recovered in the Alps

    Body of crash pilot recovered in the Alps

    The body of the co-pilot who investigators believe deliberately crashed into the French Alps has been found at the crash scene.

  9. Thrillseekers evacuated from famed rollercoaster

    Thrillseekers evacuated from famed rollercoaster

    Thrillseekers were forced to climb down an 88-year-old wooden rollercoaster after the ride became stuck on its track on Sunday.

  10. Navy SEAL shot 27 times recovers to run marathon for vets

    Navy SEAL shot 27 times recovers to run marathon for vets

    A highly decorated Navy SEAL shot 27 times in a battle in Iraq is preparing to compete in an endurance race to raise money for the medical centre that helped him recover.

  11. The 'goat' may have lost but New Zealand celebrates

    The 'goat' may have lost but New Zealand celebrates

    Wellington (AFP) - The New Zealand team has been dubbed a "goat" but in an endearing way as the country celebrated their appearance in the World Cup final rather than mourned the loss on Monday.

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