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  1. South Sudan army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

    South Sudan army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

    Juba (AFP) - South Sudan's army said rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

  2. Former NYC mayor challenges pro-gun lobby

    Former NYC mayor challenges pro-gun lobby

    Michael Bloomberg will spend tens of millions of dollars this year to encourage US gun-control supporters, especially mothers, to vote at the polls.

  3. AC/DC rock on without guitarist Malcolm Young

    AC/DC rock on without guitarist Malcolm Young

    Sydney (AFP) - Australia's pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced Thursday they will carry on making music without ailing rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.

  4. Abu Ghraib prison closes temporarily

    Abu Ghraib prison closes temporarily

    Iraq's Justice Minister says the closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison is temporary and will be reopened once fighting in the area calms down.

  5. SpaceX makes another launch attempt to ISS

    SpaceX makes another launch attempt to ISS

    Space cargo ship, the Dragon, which contains more than two tons of supplies for the International Space Station, is set to launch on Friday.

  6. Texas executes man convicted in stabbing murders

    Washington (AFP) - The US state of Texas executed a man for stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother, state prison authorities said.

  7. US marathon hoaxer 'has bipolar disorder'

    US marathon hoaxer 'has bipolar disorder'

    A US man arrested over a Boston Marathon hoax has been sent to a psychiatric facility after being charged for allegedly carrying a fake explosive device.

  8. Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman cleared

    Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman cleared

    Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick has been cleared of fraud after being accused of providing illegal financial help to selected clients.

  9. Plane search rethink within a week: PM

    Plane search rethink within a week: PM

    Australia's PM has told the Wall Street Journal the search for MH370 will be exhausted within a week as US media question the use of a Bluefin-21 drone.

  10. Security vision captures intruder watching sleeping boy

    Disturbing security vision has captured the moment a burglar broke into a home, wandered through the house and watched a baby sleeping in his crib.

  11. Mum gives birth in hotel bathtub during cocaine binge

    A newborn baby is in a critical condition after being born in a bathtub while his mother was on a cocaine binge.

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