Paris (AFP) - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for nearly a year arrived in France on Sunday after they were found abandoned in no-man's land on the Turkish border.
The first bodies have been pulled from the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday, with the confirmed death toll now at 56, and 246 still missing.
Kathmandu (AFP) - Bad weather suspended searches on Sunday on Mount Everest for three Nepalese sherpa guides still missing after an avalanche killed 13 of their colleagues in the deadliest accident on the world's highest peak.
Iran's dispute with world powers over its unfinished Arak heavy water reactor has been resolved, the country's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi says.
Rangers managed to clear lions from an enclosure in Britain after a car overheated and then caught fire.
Binangonan (Philippines) (AFP) - On a small rock wall a short drive from the Philippine capital, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.
Pope Francis has baptised 10 people at an Easter Vigil in St Peter's Basilica.
After 70 years of married bliss a US couple in their nineties have died just 15 hours apart.
Cairo (AFP) - A police officer and a conscript were killed after armed attackers opened fire on their patrol car, Egypt's interior ministry announced on Sunday, the latest deadly assault against the country's security forces.
Sydney (AFP) - A fresh 6.1-magnitude tremor rattled Papua New Guinea's Bougainville island on Sunday as officials scrambled for news of damage and casualties following a powerful earthquake overnight that sparked a tsunami alert.
A Japanese minister has caused a stir by visiting a shrine that honours Japan's war dead - including 14 war criminals from World War II.
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