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  1. Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash: reports

    Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash: reports

    Paris (AFP) - A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner moments before it crashed has emerged, two European media said, although French police denied the claims to CNN.

  2. Nigeria's new president-elect Buhari hails 'historic' polls

    Nigeria's new president-elect Buhari hails 'historic' polls

    Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hailed polls that will lead to the first democratic change of power in Africa's most populous nation as "historic" hours after he secured a decisive victory.

  3. 'Dozens dead' in bombing of dairy in west Yemen

    'Dozens dead' in bombing of dairy in west Yemen

    Sanaa (AFP) - At least 37 people were killed when a dairy in western Yemen was bombed overnight, an official said Wednesday after a seventh night of Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite rebels.

  4. Hard money, soft standards? Tough questions for China's new bank

    Hard money, soft standards? Tough questions for China's new bank

    Beijing (AFP) - China scored a diplomatic coup by enticing almost 50 countries including key US allies to join its new development bank.

  5. Iran nuclear talks resume on seventh day after deadline missed

    Iran nuclear talks resume on seventh day after deadline missed

    Lausanne (AFP) - Foreign ministers from global powers resumed talks on curtailing Iran's nuclear programme Wednesday after missing a deadline to reach a framework deal, US officials said.

  6. Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

    Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

    Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Holding Israel accountable.

  7. State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

    State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

    An emergency was declared in the Micronesian state of Chuuk Wednesday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the centralPacific leaving at least five dead and extensive damage.

  8. IBM to invest $3 billion data use

    IBM to invest $3 billion data use

    IBM is training more than 2,000 staff to help businesses come up with new ways to use the vast amounts of data now available.

  9. Court hears appeal in Korean Air heiress 'nut rage' case

    Court hears appeal in Korean Air heiress 'nut rage' case

    Seoul (AFP) - The Seoul High Court began hearing an appeal Wednesday by the daughter of Korean Air's chairman against her conviction for disrupting a flight in a rage over some macadamia nuts.

  10. S. Korea indicts US envoy attacker for attempted murder

    S. Korea indicts US envoy attacker for attempted murder

    Seoul (AFP) - South Korean prosecutors formally charged the man who injured US ambassador Mark Lippert in a knife attack with attempted murder on Wednesday, despite his denials of any intention to kill.

  11. World's oldest person dies at 117 in Japan

    World's oldest person dies at 117 in Japan

    A Japanese woman born in 1898, who was recognised as the world's oldest person, has died in an Osaka nursing home aged 117.

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