Juba (AFP) - Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred "hundreds" of civilians because of their ethnicity when they captured a key oil town last week, the UN said Monday, one of the worst reported atrocities in the war-torn nation.
Miami (AFP) - A runaway car plowed into a Florida church, smashing through a wall and injuring around 20 worshippers attending Easter services, police said on Monday.
Boston (AFP) - Tens of thousands of runners, cheered by a multitude of spectators, set off through the streets of Boston Monday to reclaim the world's oldest marathon from the fear left by last year's deadly twin bombing.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur on Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370.
Damascus (AFP) - Syria said Monday it will hold a presidential election expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office on June 3, despite a civil war that has killed tens of thousands.
Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - The captain and crew of a South Korean ferry that capsized with hundreds of children on board acted in a way "tantamount to murder," President Park Geun-Hye said Monday, as four more crew members were arrested and the death toll rose to 87.
Manila (AFP) - Suspected communist guerrillas disguised in paramilitary-style uniforms shot dead a Philippine mayor Monday as he presided over a flag-raising ceremony at a town hall, police said.
Yangon (AFP) - Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition and its longest-serving political prisoner, died Monday aged 84 after striving for decades to bring freedom to a nation under military dictatorship.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Former Argentina star Pablo Aimar has been axed by Malaysia's Johor Darul Takzim after being sidelined by injury problems, the club's president said.
Kathmandu (AFP) - Expedition leaders and guides threatened Monday to cancel all climbing on Mount Everest after the deadliest avalanche in its history as hundreds of Nepalese sherpas paid final respects to fellow guides.
Caracas (AFP) - Fresh clashes erupted in Venezuela's capital, with hooded anti-government protesters hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at riot police who returned fire with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon.
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