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  1. World News Update, what you need to know

    World News Update, what you need to know

  2. Finance News Update, what you need to know

    Finance News Update, what you need to know

  3. Argentine prosecutor was 'assassinated': family probe

    Argentine prosecutor was 'assassinated': family probe

    Buenos Aires (AFP) - The Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously while pursuing a case against President Cristina Kirchner was assassinated, his ex-wife said Thursday, announcing the results of an unofficial probe commissioned by the family.

  4. Amputee tells Boston trial he saw alleged attacker

    Amputee tells Boston trial he saw alleged attacker

    Boston (AFP) - A double amputee told the Boston attacks trial Thursday how one of the alleged bombers brushed past him moments before the first explosion as police gave harrowing testimony about battling to save the dead.

  5. Olympic champ Lin Dan admits life is getting tougher

    Olympic champ Lin Dan admits life is getting tougher

    Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Olympic champion Lin Dan admits his task is becoming harder, even though his level went up a gear as he beat his Chinese compatriot and fellow left-hander Tian Houwei to reach the All-England championships quarter-finals on Thursday.

  6. NZ Greens complain over government spying

    The Greens want New Zealand's Inspector General of Intelligence and Security to check the legality of alleged mass surveillance of Pacific nations.

  7. Skiers in cable car drama as storms wreak havoc in Italy

    Skiers in cable car drama as storms wreak havoc in Italy

    Rome (AFP) - Around 200 holiday skiers in the Italian Dolomites were winched to safety on Thursday after getting stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 80 mile (130 km) an hour winds.

  8. Pacquiao more mindful of mistakes

    Pacquiao more mindful of mistakes

    Los Angeles (AFP) - Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has matured a lot since his six-round knockout loss to Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012.

  9. US ambassador recovers from knife attack praised by N. Korea

    US ambassador recovers from knife attack praised by N. Korea

    Seoul (AFP) - The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery Thursday after having his face and arm slashed by a knife-wielding activist in an attack applauded by North Korean state media.

  10. US won't take eye off Iran, Kerry assures Gulf allies

    US won't take eye off Iran, Kerry assures Gulf allies

    Riyadh (AFP) - The United States will not take its eye off Iran's "destabilising" acts in the Middle East, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday after talks with Gulf allies wary of an emerging nuclear deal with Tehran.

  11. UN says 28,000 flee drive to retake Iraq's Tikrit

    UN says 28,000 flee drive to retake Iraq's Tikrit

    Baghdad (AFP) - Some 28,000 people have fled the Tikrit area as Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group in a massive offensive aimed at retaking the city, the UN said Thursday.

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