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  1. Body found of boy who made first call from Korea ferry: report

    Body found of boy who made first call from Korea ferry: report

    Seoul (AFP) - The body of a high school student who made the first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was recovered from the submerged vessel on Thursday, news reports said.

  2. Strong 6.7 earthquake strikes off Canada's Vancouver island

    Washington (AFP) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.

  3. Putin foe faces threat of jail in new trial

    Moscow (AFP) - Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny goes on trial Thursday in a major case that his supporters fear will end in a lengthy jail sentence for President Vladimir Putin's top critic.

  4. 'City whizkid' staged elaborate fraud, court told

    A would-be financial whizkid has appeared in a British court accused of running an elaborate fraud in which millions of dollars of investors' money was lost on his lavish lifestyle.

  5. Tech mogul who beat girlfriend on video avoids jail

    An American company chief executive has pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges for the videotaped 30-minute beating of his girlfriend.

  6. US states of Missouri, Florida execute two couple-killers

    US states of Missouri, Florida execute two couple-killers

    Washington (AFP) - Two Americans were executed, one in the state of Missouri and the other in Florida, each for the murder of a couple.

  7. China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

    China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

    Shanghai (AFP) - China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after its owner paid $28 million in compensation, a court said, in a business dispute dating to the 1930s which underlines tensions between the countries.

  8. Venezuela's Maduro promises importers overdue hard currency

    Venezuela's Maduro promises importers overdue hard currency

    Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised to pay back billions of dollars in government debt to disgruntled importers, after widespread shortages of basic goods helped fuel months of deadly anti-government protests.

  9. France, US back sanctions against S.Sudan

    France, US back sanctions against S.Sudan

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - France and the United States called for the UN Security Council to consider sanctions against South Sudan over spiraling violence in the country's civil war, diplomats said.

  10. Prince Charles's brother-in-law dies in US

    Prince Charles's brother-in-law dies in US

    Mark Shand, a conservationist and author, and the brother-in-law of Prince Charles, has died in the US after falling and hitting his head.

  11. Russia hints at armed 'response' if Ukraine interests attacked

    Russia hints at armed 'response' if Ukraine interests attacked

    Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russia said it will strike back if its "legitimate interests" in Ukraine are attacked, raising the stakes in the Cold War-like duel with the United States over the former Soviet republic's future.

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