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  1. French presidential advisor Morelle quits in fresh blow to Hollande

    French presidential advisor Morelle quits in fresh blow to Hollande

    Paris (AFP) - A close advisor to Francois Hollande resigned on Friday after allegations about an alleged conflict of interest and his extravagant lifestyle, in a fresh blow to the beleaguered French president.

  2. Nigeria admits most kidnapped schoolgirls still missing

    Nigeria admits most kidnapped schoolgirls still missing

    Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - The Nigerian military admitted on Friday that most of the 129 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists in a shocking school raid in the country's restive northeast remained missing.

  3. Indonesia boat accident 'kills seven'

    Indonesia boat accident 'kills seven'

    Jakarta (AFP) - Seven people died including three children when a boat carrying dozens of Christian worshippers celebrating Easter sank Friday off eastern Indonesia, police said.

  4. Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

    Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research.

  5. Arrest warrant sought for S. Korea ferry captain

    Arrest warrant sought for S. Korea ferry captain

    Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - South Korean prosecutors sought arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized two days before with hundreds of children on board, a coastguard official said.

  6. Bouteflika set to win as Algeria awaits vote result

    Bouteflika set to win as Algeria awaits vote result

    Algiers (AFP) - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was expected to win a fourth term despite his poor health when official results are announced Friday after a vote marred by low turnout and allegations of "massive" fraud.

  7. Divers enter sunken S Korean ferry

    Divers enter sunken S Korean ferry

    Divers have finally entered a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea in a search for survivors among the about 300 people missing, with 28 dead so far.

  8. Malaysian Muslims protest against Obama visit

    Malaysian Muslims protest against Obama visit

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - About 100 Malaysian Muslim activists protested Friday outside the US embassy against the coming visit by President Barack Obama, denouncing him as an enemy of Islam.

  9. Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor launches re-election bid

    Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor launches re-election bid

    Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Toronto's scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to binge drinking and smoking crack, has launched his bid for re-election.

  10. Good Friday processions in Jerusalem

    Good Friday processions in Jerusalem

    The crucifixion of Jesus is being remembered in prayers and processions through Jerusalem on Good Friday.

  11. At least 12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

    At least 12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

    Kathmandu (AFP) - At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials and rescuers say.

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