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  1. Armenia accuses Turkey of 'utter denial' on genocide

    Armenia accuses Turkey of 'utter denial' on genocide

    Yerevan (AFP) - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" in failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide, after Ankara for the first time offered condolences for the tragedy.

  2. Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region longs for recognition

    Tiraspol (Moldova) (AFP) - Anna says she is tired of living "in a country that does not exist for the rest of the world".

  3. Anger boils over as relatives of S. Korea ferry victims attack official

    Anger boils over as relatives of S. Korea ferry victims attack official

    Seoul (AFP) - Furious relatives of missing victims from South Korea's ferry disaster attacked a top coastguard official on Thursday, accusing him of lying about efforts to retrieve bodies still trapped in the submerged vessel.

  4. Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

    Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

    Tokyo (AFP) - US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its "dangerous" nuclear programme.

  5. Israel mulls reprisals for Palestinian unity deal

    Israel mulls reprisals for Palestinian unity deal

    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel's security cabinet met on Thursday to weigh its retaliation to a unity deal struck between the Palestinian leadership and the Hamas rulers of Gaza.

  6. Afghan policeman guns down three US citizens at Kabul hospital

    Afghan policeman guns down three US citizens at Kabul hospital

    Kabul (AFP) - An Afghan policeman opened fire Thursday on staff at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity, killing three Americans in the latest deadly attack targeting foreign civilians in the city.

  7. Obama 'ate only half' the sushi course

    Obama 'ate only half' the sushi course

    Tokyo (AFP) - Barack Obama may have enthused publicly about the sushi he was served at an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, but he stopped eating half way through the meal, reports said Thursday.

  8. Indian Kashmir votes in shadow of violence

    Indian Kashmir votes in shadow of violence

    Anantnag (India) (AFP) - Indian Kashmiris trickled into polling stations Thursday in the shadow of militant violence, in the latest stage of the country's five-week election that saw much higher turnout elsewhere in the country.

  9. Car bomb kills eight in central Iraq

    Car bomb kills eight in central Iraq

    Hilla (Iraq) (AFP) - A car bomb exploded at a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing eight people, as Iraq struggles with daily violence ahead of an election next week.

  10. Obama  gets a kick out of footballing robot

    Obama gets a kick out of footballing robot

    Tokyo (AFP) - Barack Obama Thursday came face to face with Japan's newest sporting phenomenon -- an eerily realistic humanoid robot which can run, jump and enjoy a kickaround with the president of the United States.

  11. Kiev claims rebel defeats in east Ukraine as Obama warns Russia

    Kiev claims rebel defeats in east Ukraine as Obama warns Russia

    Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Kiev claimed it inflicted stinging defeats on pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine on Thursday, as US President Barack Obama accused Russia of not abiding by a deal to defuse the escalating crisis in the ex-Soviet country.

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