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  1. Chilean president describes 'bleak' scene in flood-hit north

    Chilean president describes 'bleak' scene in flood-hit north

    Santiago (AFP) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Saturday that the situation was "bleak" in the country's flood-hit north, after deadly rains swept through the normally arid area last week.

  2. EU-Ukraine summit to take place on April 27: Poroshenko

    EU-Ukraine summit to take place on April 27: Poroshenko

    Kiev (AFP) - A summit between top European Union officials and Ukraine's leaders will take place in Kiev at the end of April, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko announced on Saturday.

  3. French Alps faithful pray for crash vicitms

    French Alps faithful pray for crash vicitms

    Digne-les-Bains (France) (AFP) - Before the altar of a French Alps cathedral, 150 candles on Saturday burned brightly for all those who perished in this week's Germanwings crash and their families.

  4. Qaeda, allies seize Syria's Idlib city in blow to regime

    Qaeda, allies seize Syria's Idlib city in blow to regime

    Beirut (AFP) - Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized on Saturday the city of Idlib, only the second provincial capital to be lost by the regime in more than four years of war.

  5. Medicine for psychological illness found at co-pilot's home: report

    Medicine for psychological illness found at co-pilot's home: report

    Berlin (AFP) - German police have found medical treatments for psychological illness at the home of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet into the French Alps, killing 149 people and himself, a German newspaper said Saturday.

  6. Over 415,000 pay respects to Singapore's Lee as wake ends

    Over 415,000 pay respects to Singapore's Lee as wake ends

    Singapore (AFP) - More than 415,000 people, equivalent to over 12 percent of Singapore's citizens, have visited parliament to pay their respects to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, officials said Saturday.

  7. Iran talks go into top gear in battle of wills

    Iran talks go into top gear in battle of wills

    Lausanne (AFP) - Tortuous negotiations aimed at laying to rest fears that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons shifted into top gear Saturday with each side demanding the other give ground ahead of a looming deadline.

  8. Pope under pressure to roll back on abuse case bishop

    Pope under pressure to roll back on abuse case bishop

    Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis's decision to appoint a Chilean bishop suspected of protecting a paedophile priest has alarmed the Vatican's own child protection watchdog, its members told AFP.

  9. Turkey PM denies rift with Erdogan, calls for presidential system

    Istanbul (AFP) - Turkey should adopt a presidential system, the country's Prime Minister has declared, refuting claims that he and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were at loggerheads over the idea.

  10. Who killed Kercher? Knox acquittal leaves murder mystery unsolved

    Who killed Kercher? Knox acquittal leaves murder mystery unsolved

    Rome (AFP) - Who killed Meredith Kercher? While Amanda Knox and her ex-lover celebrate their shock acquittal, the grisly case of the British student's murder is far from solved.

  11. Russia announces plan to build new space station with NASA

    Russia announces plan to build new space station with NASA

    Moscow (AFP) - Russia on Saturday announced initial plans to build a new orbital space station together with NASA to replace the International Space Station (ISS), which is set to operate until 2024.

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