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  1. Harrison Ford in lucky crash escape

    Harrison Ford in lucky crash escape

    With a failed plane engine, and in a heavily-populated Los Angeles suburb, Hollywood star Harrison Ford managed to avert death and disaster.

  2. Heavy fighting in Aleppo as opposition eyes 'new strategy'

    Heavy fighting in Aleppo as opposition eyes 'new strategy'

    Beirut (AFP) - Heavy fighting shook the Syrian city of Aleppo as the exiled opposition chief said for the first time that President Bashar al-Assad's ouster need not be a pre-condition for peace talks.

  3. S. Korea police probe US envoy attacker's links with North

    S. Korea police probe US envoy attacker's links with North

    Seoul (AFP) - South Korean police said Friday they were investigating possible links the man behind a shocking knife attack on the US ambassador may have had with North Korea, as Seoul voiced disgust at Pyongyang's reaction to the incident.

  4. Plane skids off New York runway as winter storm hits US

    Plane skids off New York runway as winter storm hits US

    New York (AFP) - An airliner skidded off a runway at New York's La Guardia airport and slid to a halt just yards from frigid waters, as a snow storm battered the US coast from Texas to Boston.

  5. China police shoot man dead after 9 hurt in knife attack

    China police shoot man dead after 9 hurt in knife attack

    Beijing (AFP) - A man was shot dead by police and another detained after a knife attack at a Chinese train station which left nine people wounded Friday, police said.

  6. Lessons learnt as MH370 hunt marks one year

    Sydney (AFP) - The hunt for Flight MH370 has failed to turn up any debris, but its unprecedented scale in one of the world's remotest locations has provided valuable lessons for future search and rescue missions.

  7. Saudi top diplomat urges allies to face IS 'on the ground'

    Saudi top diplomat urges allies to face IS 'on the ground'

    Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Thursday urged the US-led coalition conducting air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq to wage a ground war against the jihadists.

  8. Hillary Clinton email trove under review

    Hillary Clinton email trove under review

    A State Department review of Hillary Clinton's email could take months, creating a drawn-out distraction for the Democrats' potential presidential nominee.

  9. Hong Kong freedoms 'eroded' by China: British MPs

    London (AFP) - Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy from China is being "eroded", an influential committee of British MPs warned Friday, voicing concern about the former colony's "direction of travel".

  10. Top players missing as Czechs take on Aussies in Davis Cup

    Top players missing as Czechs take on Aussies in Davis Cup

    Prague (AFP) - The Czech Republic and Australia will both be without their top players when they clash in a Davis Cup World Group first-round tie in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava this weekend.

  11. Mars' once-giant sea revealed

    Mars' once-giant sea revealed

    Mars once had enough water to cover the entire planet, according to research published Thursday in Science.

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