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  1. 'Enemy' Russia doomed to fail: Kiev's Orthodox patriarch

    'Enemy' Russia doomed to fail: Kiev's Orthodox patriarch

    Kiev (AFP) - Russia is an "enemy" whose attack on Ukraine is doomed to fail, Kiev's Orthodox patriarch thundered late Saturday in an unprecedented and fierce Easter broadside against Moscow.

  2. Everest avalanche death toll reaches 13

    Everest avalanche death toll reaches 13

    Kathmandu (AFP) - Rescuers on Mount Everest found the body of a 13th Nepalese guide on Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak.

  3. Taiwan ex-VP's son secures nomination to run for Taipei mayor

    Taiwan ex-VP's son secures nomination to run for Taipei mayor

    Taipei (AFP) - Sean Lien, the son of Taiwan's former vice-president Lien Chan, Saturday won the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party's nomination to run for mayor of Taipei.

  4. Indonesia "proud" to host 2019 Asiad if selected

    Indonesia "proud" to host 2019 Asiad if selected

    Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia said Saturday it would be "proud" to host the 2019 Asian Games after sports sources indicated it was the favourite to take on the event after Vietnam withdrew.

  5. DNA test harsh step for families of missing ferry victims

    DNA test harsh step for families of missing ferry victims

    Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - Providing a DNA sample marked an emotional watershed for Han Mi-Ok -- a heart-wrenching acceptance that she was unlikely to ever see her child alive again.

  6. 'China coal mine death toll rises to 20'

    'China coal mine death toll rises to 20'

    Shanghai (AFP) - The death toll from a flooded coal mine in southwest China has risen to 20 with the recovery of another 14 bodies nearly two weeks after the accident, state media reported.

  7. Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

    Sydney (AFP) - A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.

  8. Bahrain car bomb 'kills two, wounds one'

    Bahrain car bomb 'kills two, wounds one'

    Dubai (AFP) - Two people were killed Saturday when their car exploded in a Shiite village in Bahrain, the interior ministry said, although it was unclear whether the vehicle itself had been targeted.

  9. Over 100 killed in South Sudan cattle raid

    Over 100 killed in South Sudan cattle raid

    Juba (AFP) - Over 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan's Warrap state, a local information minister told UN radio, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.

  10. Boy among three dead in Belgium shooting

    Boy among three dead in Belgium shooting

    Brussels (AFP) - A couple and a young boy were shot dead in an overnight attack near the eastern Belgian city of Liege, media reports said on Saturday.

  11. Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub

    Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub

    Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Two foreigners died of MERS in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the health ministry said Saturday, as fears rise over the spreading respiratory virus in the kingdom's commercial hub.

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