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  1. Iran talks reach fever pitch amid calls for compromise

    Iran talks reach fever pitch amid calls for compromise

    Lausanne (AFP) - Tough negotiations to end a decade-long standoff over Iran's suspect nuclear programme move into top gear Saturday, seeking to overcome stubborn hurdles as both sides urged painful compromises.

  2. Xi calls for development bank support

    Xi calls for development bank support

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for global support for a proposed Asian development bank during the Boao Forum for Asia.

  3. Two Czech hostages freed in Pakistan

    Prague (AFP) - Two young Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been freed and are now in the Czech Republic, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Saturday.

  4. 1 in 10 Singaporeans queue to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

    1 in 10 Singaporeans queue to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

    Singapore (AFP) - More than 330,000 people, equivalent to 10 percent of Singapore's citizen population, have visited parliament to pay their respects to the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew ahead of his cremation, officials said Saturday.

  5. US pilot who yelled in flight sues airline

    US pilot who yelled in flight sues airline

    A US pilot who scared passengers by yelling during a flight is suing JetBlue Airways for ignoring warning signs he was not well before the plane took off.

  6. Saudi pounds Yemen rebel camps, Arab allies gather

    Saudi pounds Yemen rebel camps, Arab allies gather

    Sanaa (AFP) - Heavy bombing shook Yemen's capital for a third night, residents said Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the United States shared a "collective goal" with its regional ally Saudi Arabia to see stability in the war-torn state.

  7. A siege at a Somali hotel has killed 17

    A siege at a Somali hotel has killed 17

    At least 17 people have been killed in an attack and a siege at a hotel in Somalia.

  8. Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    Manila (AFP) - Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday.

  9. Search for two missing in NY collapse

    Search for two missing in NY collapse

    Sniffer dogs have been called in to help search for two people missing after what's believed was a gas explosion levelled three New York buildings.

  10. Australia seeks public view on greenhouse gas target

    Sydney (Australia) (AFP) - Australia on Saturday said it was inviting views from the public on what the nation's greenhouse gas emissions reduction target should be post-2020, before it announces the goal mid-year.

  11. Italy clears Knox, ex-lover of murder

    Italy clears Knox, ex-lover of murder

    After an eight-year legal battle, American Amanda Knox has finally been cleared in Italy of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

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