Yerevan (AFP) - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" in failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide, after Ankara for the first time offered condolences for the tragedy.
Tiraspol (Moldova) (AFP) - Anna says she is tired of living "in a country that does not exist for the rest of the world".
Seoul (AFP) - Furious relatives of missing victims from South Korea's ferry disaster attacked a top coastguard official on Thursday, accusing him of lying about efforts to retrieve bodies still trapped in the submerged vessel.
Tokyo (AFP) - US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its "dangerous" nuclear programme.
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel's security cabinet met on Thursday to weigh its retaliation to a unity deal struck between the Palestinian leadership and the Hamas rulers of Gaza.
Kabul (AFP) - An Afghan policeman opened fire Thursday on staff at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity, killing three Americans in the latest deadly attack targeting foreign civilians in the city.
Tokyo (AFP) - Barack Obama may have enthused publicly about the sushi he was served at an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, but he stopped eating half way through the meal, reports said Thursday.
Anantnag (India) (AFP) - Indian Kashmiris trickled into polling stations Thursday in the shadow of militant violence, in the latest stage of the country's five-week election that saw much higher turnout elsewhere in the country.
Hilla (Iraq) (AFP) - A car bomb exploded at a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing eight people, as Iraq struggles with daily violence ahead of an election next week.
Tokyo (AFP) - Barack Obama Thursday came face to face with Japan's newest sporting phenomenon -- an eerily realistic humanoid robot which can run, jump and enjoy a kickaround with the president of the United States.
Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Kiev claimed it inflicted stinging defeats on pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine on Thursday, as US President Barack Obama accused Russia of not abiding by a deal to defuse the escalating crisis in the ex-Soviet country.
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