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  1. S.Sudan rebels slaughter 'hundreds' in ethnic massacres: UN

    S.Sudan rebels slaughter 'hundreds' in ethnic massacres: UN

    Juba (AFP) - Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred "hundreds" of civilians because of their ethnicity when they captured a key oil town last week, the UN said Monday, one of the worst reported atrocities in the war-torn nation.

  2. 20 injured as car crashes into Florida church

    20 injured as car crashes into Florida church

    Miami (AFP) - A runaway car plowed into a Florida church, smashing through a wall and injuring around 20 worshippers attending Easter services, police said on Monday.

  3. Runners reclaim Boston Marathon one year after attacks

    Runners reclaim Boston Marathon one year after attacks

    Boston (AFP) - Tens of thousands of runners, cheered by a multitude of spectators, set off through the streets of Boston Monday to reclaim the world's oldest marathon from the fear left by last year's deadly twin bombing.

  4. 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 made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur on Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

  5. Syria calls presidential election for June 3

    Syria calls presidential election for June 3

    Damascus (AFP) - Syria said Monday it will hold a presidential election expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office on June 3, despite a civil war that has killed tens of thousands.

  6. S. Korea leader says ferry crew's actions 'tantamount to murder'

    S. Korea leader says ferry crew's actions 'tantamount to murder'

    Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - The captain and crew of a South Korean ferry that capsized with hundreds of children on board acted in a way "tantamount to murder," President Park Geun-Hye said Monday, as four more crew members were arrested and the death toll rose to 87.

  7. Suspected communist guerrillas kill Philippine mayor

    Manila (AFP) - Suspected communist guerrillas disguised in paramilitary-style uniforms shot dead a Philippine mayor Monday as he presided over a flag-raising ceremony at a town hall, police said.

  8. Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies

    Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies

    Yangon (AFP) - Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition and its longest-serving political prisoner, died Monday aged 84 after striving for decades to bring freedom to a nation under military dictatorship.

  9. Argentine star Aimar axed by Malaysian club Johor

    Argentine star Aimar axed by Malaysian club Johor

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Former Argentina star Pablo Aimar has been axed by Malaysia's Johor Darul Takzim after being sidelined by injury problems, the club's president said.

  10. Cancellation threat follows tragedy on Everest

    Cancellation threat follows tragedy on Everest

    Kathmandu (AFP) - Expedition leaders and guides threatened Monday to cancel all climbing on Mount Everest after the deadliest avalanche in its history as hundreds of Nepalese sherpas paid final respects to fellow guides.

  11. Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela

    Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela

    Caracas (AFP) - Fresh clashes erupted in Venezuela's capital, with hooded anti-government protesters hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at riot police who returned fire with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon.

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