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  1. Kim Sei-Young takes solo lead in LPGA LOTTE Championship

    Kim Sei-Young takes solo lead in LPGA LOTTE Championship

    Ko Olina (United States) (AFP) - South Korean LPGA rookie Kim Sei-Young defied gusty winds to fire a two-under par 70 to move into the solo lead at the LOTTE Championship.

  2. Japan population falls to 15-year low

    Japan population falls to 15-year low

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's population has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, with more than one in four people now aged 65 or older, the government said.

  3. Mexico drug lord's arrest sparks gunfights, three dead

    Mexico drug lord's arrest sparks gunfights, three dead

    Nuevo Laredo (Mexico) (AFP) - A cartel attacked Mexican security forces in reaction to a drug lord's arrest in a city near the US border, unleashing gunfights that killed at least three gunmen and wounded two officers.

  4. Six obesity types identified

    Six obesity types identified

    Scientists have identified six types of obese people and say doctors and policymakers should treat them according to which category they fall into.

  5. Spanish authorities search ex-IMF chief Rato's office for 2nd day

    Spanish authorities search ex-IMF chief Rato's office for 2nd day

    Madrid (AFP) - Spanish tax authorities carried out new searches of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's Madrid offices in a money-laundering probe as the country questioned whether he had been made a scapegoat in the ruling Popular Party's anti-corruption drive.

  6. UN warns of Burundi election violence

    UN warns of Burundi election violence

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council warned that upcoming elections in Burundi could turn violent and vowed to take action against those who are fomenting unrest.

  7. Terror arrests in Australia over planned Anzac Day attack

    Terror arrests in Australia over planned Anzac Day attack

    Sydney (AFP) - Two men were arrested in Australia on Saturday for allegedly planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack using "edged knives" on a ceremony commemorating Anzac soldiers who have fought and died for their country.

  8. China's struggle for water security

    China's struggle for water security

    Daegu (South Korea) (AFP) - Way back in 1999, before he became China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the "survival of the nation".

  9. US Catholic Church shells out $150 mln over pedophilia

    US Catholic Church shells out $150 mln over pedophilia

    Washington (AFP) - The Catholic Church in the US forked out $120 million to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy and $30 million on pedophile prevention programs over 12 months, according to an annual report.

  10. US condemns 'brutal' FARC attack in Colombia

    US condemns 'brutal' FARC attack in Colombia

    Washington (AFP) - The United States branded a FARC attack that killed 11 Colombian soldiers "brutal" and accused the Marxist guerrillas of violating their unilateral ceasefire.

  11. Lane family's pain, tears fill US court

    Australia's Lane family didn't focus their pain and anger on killer Chancey Luna, but instead spoke about their beloved Chris and the damage they live with.

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