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  1. Syria army advances in Homs as car bomb kills 14

    Damascus (AFP) - Syrian army forces advanced around rebel-held areas of the Old City of Homs, as a car bomb hit a regime-controlled part of the city, killing 14 people.

  2. US mudslide death toll rises to 39

    US mudslide death toll rises to 39

    Officials say the death toll from a US mudslide last month has risen to 39, with all the dead now having been identified.

  3. 12 Nepalese guides killed in deadliest Everest disaster

    12 Nepalese guides killed in deadliest Everest disaster

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

  4. Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

    Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine's doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic.

  5. Powerful quake rattles Mexico

    Powerful quake rattles Mexico

    People have fled into the streets in Mexico after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the Pacific resort of Acapulco.

  6. Venezuela in crisis as Maduro limps to a year in power

    Venezuela in crisis as Maduro limps to a year in power

    Caracas (AFP) - A year after promising to continue Hugo Chavez's legacy, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to lead an oil-rich country plagued by economic crisis, violent protests, and rampant crime.

  7. World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

    World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

    Mexico City (AFP) - Presidents, writers and legions of fans paid tribute Friday to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the late giant of Latin American literature whose work inspired generations of story-tellers.

  8. Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

    Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

    Fukushima (Japan) (AFP) - Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there.

  9. No Obama meeting for Malaysia's Anwar

    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama does not plan to see Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim when he is in Kuala Lumpur next week, though US officials on Friday did not rule out a lower-level meeting.

  10. Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

    Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

    Algiers (AFP) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud.

  11. Turkey PM appeals to top court over Internet 'privacy breach'

    Turkey PM appeals to top court over Internet 'privacy breach'

    Ankara (AFP) - Turkey's embattled premier made a formal complaint to the country's top court on Friday, saying secret recordings spread on the Internet were a violation of his family's rights.

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