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  1. New Zealand says yes to Nigella dispite US exclusion

    New Zealand says yes to Nigella dispite US exclusion

    Wellington (AFP) - New Zealand officials have granted a special visa to British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who has admitted cocaine use, in an apparent confirmation she has been blocked from entering the United States, according to a report.

  2. First bodies pulled from submerged ferry

    First bodies pulled from submerged ferry

    The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster now stands at 46 with 256 people still unaccounted for.

  3. German financial watchdog - Low interest rates could trouble bigger insurers

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Some bigger German life insurance companies could find themselves struggling if low interest rates persist, according to comments made by the country's top insurance regulator in...

  4. Ten more bodies recovered from sunken Korean ferry: coastguard

    Ten more bodies recovered from sunken Korean ferry: coastguard

    Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - Divers on Sunday recovered 10 more bodies from the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, the coastguard said.

  5. World News Update, what you need to know

    World News Update, what you need to know

  6. Buses, cars burned in Brazil protest against police

    Buses, cars burned in Brazil protest against police

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Four buses, a truck and two cars were burned Saturday in Brazil when demonstrators took to the streets to protest the deaths of two young men during police actions.

  7. Beatings, arson target pro-Kiev reporters in Ukraine's rebel east

    Beatings, arson target pro-Kiev reporters in Ukraine's rebel east

    TOREZ (Ukraine) (AFP) - The newspaper's edition was set, ready to print, when the assailants came at 2 o'clock in the morning, Molotov cocktails in hand.

  8. Mega-raid nets 100 suspects and 85 weapons in Argentina

    Mega-raid nets 100 suspects and 85 weapons in Argentina

    Buenos Aires (AFP) - Around 100 suspects were arrested and 85 weapons seized when police conducted dozens of simultaneous raids in Buenos Aires province, Argentine authorities said Saturday.

  9. Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia

    Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia

    Kiev (AFP) - Politics overshadowed Easter observances in Kiev and Moscow late Saturday, with the Orthodox religious leaders in each capital trading barbs over the crisis in Ukraine -- while the US reportedly prepared to send ground forces to neighbouring Poland.

  10. 'Japan begins work on surveillance unit near disputed islands'

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan broke ground Saturday on a coastal surveillance unit near a string of islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with China, a report said.

  11. Everest avalanche death toll reaches 13

    Everest avalanche death toll reaches 13

    Kathmandu (AFP) - Rescuers on Mount Everest found the body of a 13th Nepalese guide on Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak.

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