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  1. Plane search rethink within a week: PM

    Plane search rethink within a week: PM

    Australia's PM has told the Wall Street Journal the search for MH370 will be exhausted within a week as US media question the use of a Bluefin-21 drone.

  2. Fears grow for hundreds missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

    Fears grow for hundreds missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

    Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - The frantic search for nearly 300 people, most of them schoolchildren, missing after a South Korean ferry capsized extended into a second day Thursday, as distraught relatives maintained an agonising vigil on shore.

  3. Tanaka fans 10 in Yankees win over Cubs

    Tanaka fans 10 in Yankees win over Cubs

    New York (AFP) - Japanese pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka delivered a dazzling 10 strikeouts and allowed just two bunt singles in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

  4. Russia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talks

    Russia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talks

    Geneva (AFP) - Russia and Ukraine sit down for high-stakes talks in Geneva on Thursday, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions.

  5. Boy with four arms and four legs has extra limbs removed

    Boy with four arms and four legs has extra limbs removed

    A child born with four legs and for arms in China has had the extra limbs removed.

  6. Malaysian lawmaker who defended Anwar killed in car crash

    Malaysian lawmaker who defended Anwar killed in car crash

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - A leading Malaysian politician who gained fame defending opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in his sensational sodomy trials was killed in an early morning road accident Thursday, police said.

  7. BP says shore clean-up after Gulf of Mexico oil spill ends

    BP says shore clean-up after Gulf of Mexico oil spill ends

    (Reuters) - BP Plc said the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the four-year cleanup of the Gulf...

  8. China commerce ministry - Economy faring better than data shows

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy is faring better than released data shows and, while there is a need to be cautious over the trade outlook, the country is likely to achieve its trade growth target...

  9. AC/DC rock on without guitarist Malcolm Young

    AC/DC rock on without guitarist Malcolm Young

    Sydney (AFP) - Australia's pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced Thursday they will carry on making music without ailing rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.

  10. Grieving S. Korean parents consumed by agony and anger

    Grieving S. Korean parents consumed by agony and anger

    Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - The pin-drop silence as the student's name was read out was broken by a piercing scream of anguished recognition as her shattered parents clutched each other in the cold, harbour gymnasium.

  11. Plane search rethink within a week: PM

    Plane search rethink within a week: PM

    Australia's PM has told the Wall Street Journal the search for MH370 will be exhausted within a week as US media question the use of a Bluefin-21 drone.

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