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  1. Weibo IPO below expectations, raises $285.6 mn: report

    Weibo IPO below expectations, raises $285.6 mn: report

    Beijing (AFP) - Sina Weibo has sold fewer shares than expected in its US IPO which has been priced below expectations, a report said Thursday, ahead of its listing which takes place after selloffs on Wall Street.

  2. Displaced Syrian Christians dream of return to Maalula

    Displaced Syrian Christians dream of return to Maalula

    Damascus (AFP) - In the Bab Tuma district of Syria's capital Damascus, Fadi Mayal dreams of returning home to the ancient Christian town of Maalula which was retaken by government forces this week.

  3. Fears grow for hundreds missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

    Fears grow for hundreds missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

    Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - The frantic search for nearly 300 people, most of them schoolchildren, missing after a South Korean ferry capsized extended into a second day Thursday, as distraught relatives maintained an agonising vigil on shore.

  4. Tanaka fans 10 in Yankees win over Cubs

    Tanaka fans 10 in Yankees win over Cubs

    New York (AFP) - Japanese pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka delivered a dazzling 10 strikeouts and allowed just two bunt singles in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

  5. Russia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talks

    Russia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talks

    Geneva (AFP) - Russia and Ukraine sit down for high-stakes talks in Geneva on Thursday, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions.

  6. Malaysian lawmaker who defended Anwar killed in car crash

    Malaysian lawmaker who defended Anwar killed in car crash

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - A leading Malaysian politician who gained fame defending opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in his sensational sodomy trials was killed in an early morning road accident Thursday, police said.

  7. AC/DC rock on without guitarist Malcolm Young

    AC/DC rock on without guitarist Malcolm Young

    Sydney (AFP) - Australia's pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced Thursday they will carry on making music without ailing rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.

  8. Grieving S. Korean parents consumed by agony and anger

    Grieving S. Korean parents consumed by agony and anger

    Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - The pin-drop silence as the student's name was read out was broken by a piercing scream of anguished recognition as her shattered parents clutched each other in the cold, harbour gymnasium.

  9. Plane search rethink within a week: PM

    Plane search rethink within a week: PM

    Australia's PM has told the Wall Street Journal the search for MH370 will be exhausted within a week as US media question the use of a Bluefin-21 drone.

  10. South Sudan army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

    South Sudan army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

    Juba (AFP) - South Sudan's army said rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

  11. Former NYC mayor challenges pro-gun lobby

    Former NYC mayor challenges pro-gun lobby

    Michael Bloomberg will spend tens of millions of dollars this year to encourage US gun-control supporters, especially mothers, to vote at the polls.

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