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  1. Syria's Assad says losing battles doesn't mean war is lost

    Syria's Assad says losing battles doesn't mean war is lost

    Damascus (AFP) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that setbacks are a normal part of any war and do not mean the conflict is lost, in his first comments after several regime defeats.

  2. Authors boycott ceremony as Charlie Hebdo feted in New York

    Authors boycott ceremony as Charlie Hebdo feted in New York

    New York (AFP) - French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo received a freedom of expression award on Tuesday at a gala US ceremony boycotted by some leading authors in protest at the publication's lampooning of Islam.

  3. Four sentenced to death over mob killing of Afghan woman

    Four sentenced to death over mob killing of Afghan woman

    Kabul (AFP) - Four Afghan men were sentenced to death Wednesday for the savage lynching of a woman falsely accused of blasphemy, a landmark judgement in a nation where female victims often have little legal recourse.

  4. Germanwings co-pilot 'practised descent on previous flight'

    Germanwings co-pilot 'practised descent on previous flight'

    Le Bourget (France) (AFP) - The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after "rehearsing" the descent on an earlier flight, French investigators said on Wednesday.

  5. Britain to stay in EU: top European diplomat Mogherini

    Britain to stay in EU: top European diplomat Mogherini

    Beijing (AFP) - Britain will stay in the European Union, the 28-nation group's top diplomat predicted Wednesday, a day ahead of an election in which incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a referendum on membership.

  6. Five Ukrainian soldiers killed, 12 wounded in past day: Kiev

    Five Ukrainian soldiers killed, 12 wounded in past day: Kiev

    Kiev (AFP) - Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 12 wounded over the last 24 hours as clashes rumbled on between government forces and pro-Russian rebels, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

  7. Texas shooter was 'heartthrob' in Pakistan: schoolmates

    Texas shooter was 'heartthrob' in Pakistan: schoolmates

    Islamabad (AFP) - Nadir Soofi, one of the gunmen who attacked a Texas venue hosting a contest to draw the Prophet Mohammed, was a charismatic "ladies' man" as a teenager, contemporaries from an elite Pakistani school told AFP Wednesday.

  8. Ten key seats in the UK election

    Ten key seats in the UK election

    London (AFP) - Britain's general election on Thursday promises to be the closest in living memory with newer, smaller parties on the right and left threatening to disrupt the old order.

  9. Kerry to discuss 'humanitarian pause' in Yemen with Saudi Arabia

    Kerry to discuss 'humanitarian pause' in Yemen with Saudi Arabia

    Djibouti (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he will be discussing with Saudi Arabia the implementation of a "humanitarian pause" in military operations in Yemen in order to facilitate aid operations.

  10. Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim 'terror' group

    Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim 'terror' group

    Berlin (AFP) - German police arrested four people on Wednesday, who were accused of belonging to a far-right "terror" organisation that acquired explosives for attacks on Muslims and refugee homes, federal prosecutors said.

  11. Guinea's government, opposition in all-out war

    Guinea's government, opposition in all-out war

    Conakry (AFP) - With the Guinean government accused of electoral dark arts and the opposition of spoiling for a coup, the west African country's political factions are embroiled in a standoff that may require international arbitration.

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