Seoul (AFP) - The body of a high school student who made the first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was recovered from the submerged vessel on Thursday, news reports said.
Washington (AFP) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.
Moscow (AFP) - Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny goes on trial Thursday in a major case that his supporters fear will end in a lengthy jail sentence for President Vladimir Putin's top critic.
A would-be financial whizkid has appeared in a British court accused of running an elaborate fraud in which millions of dollars of investors' money was lost on his lavish lifestyle.
An American company chief executive has pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges for the videotaped 30-minute beating of his girlfriend.
Washington (AFP) - Two Americans were executed, one in the state of Missouri and the other in Florida, each for the murder of a couple.
Shanghai (AFP) - China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after its owner paid $28 million in compensation, a court said, in a business dispute dating to the 1930s which underlines tensions between the countries.
Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised to pay back billions of dollars in government debt to disgruntled importers, after widespread shortages of basic goods helped fuel months of deadly anti-government protests.
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - France and the United States called for the UN Security Council to consider sanctions against South Sudan over spiraling violence in the country's civil war, diplomats said.
Mark Shand, a conservationist and author, and the brother-in-law of Prince Charles, has died in the US after falling and hitting his head.
Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russia said it will strike back if its "legitimate interests" in Ukraine are attacked, raising the stakes in the Cold War-like duel with the United States over the former Soviet republic's future.
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