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  1. Six Nepalese dead, six missing in Everest avalanche

    Six Nepalese dead, six missing in Everest avalanche

    Kathmandu (AFP) - At least six Nepalese climbing guides have been killed and six others are missing after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday in one of the deadliest accidents on the world's highest peak, officials said.

  2. Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

    Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

    Perth (Australia) (AFP) - The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials said Friday as it dived on its fifth seabed mission.

  3. Japan will continue scientific whaling in Pacific: reports

    Japan will continue scientific whaling in Pacific: reports

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan has decided to continue its whaling programme in the Pacific Ocean, reports said Friday, despite losing a United Nations court case on its other "research" hunt in the Antarctic.

  4. China court jails four anti-graft activists for protests

    China court jails four anti-graft activists for protests

    Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese court on Friday sentenced four anti-corruption protestors to between two and three-and-a-half years in jail over their role in small-scale demonstrations, furthering a crackdown on rights activists.

  5. MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 mln: analysts

    MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 mln: analysts

    Sydney (AFP) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft deep under the Indian Ocean show no signs of slowing.

  6. Algeria's ailing Bouteflika poised to clinch 4th term

    Algeria's ailing Bouteflika poised to clinch 4th term

    Algiers (AFP) - Ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika was poised to clinch a fourth presidential term despite chronic health problems after Algerians voted Thursday in an election that saw 70 people wounded in protests.

  7. Captain not at helm of Korean ferry

    Captain not at helm of Korean ferry

    As the search for survivors continues, prosecutors revealed the captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry when it ran into trouble.

  8. Queen presents money in Maundy service

    Queen presents money in Maundy service

    The Queen has commemorated Maundy Thursday by offering money to senior citizens in recognition of service to the church and to the local community.

  9. Ten dead in Iraq military base attack

    Ten dead in Iraq military base attack

    A suicide bomber has detonated a truck packed with explosives at a military base in northern Iraq.

  10. India election marred by rebel threats

    India election marred by rebel threats

    Voters have turned out to polling booths across India despite threats from leftist rebels who have called for an election boycott.

  11. US urges Myanmar to ease tensions

    US urges Myanmar to ease tensions

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine.

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