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Ukraine crisis intensifies

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Reports say commandos have moved on the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine days after a new "anti-terrorist" operation was announced.             

Diver finds corpses of two high school students

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A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together.             

Ban Ki Moon accuses parties in Syrian Conflict of violating laws

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The UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon has accused all parties in Syria’s civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.    

Britain persuade Muslim women on Syria conflict

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British counter-terrorism police chiefs are making an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives not to go to Syria to fight.  

Obama reassure Japan on their alliance

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US president Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had drawn any new "red line" and urged peaceful dialogue over the islands.  

South Sudan President sacks army chief

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South Sudan’s President Salvakiir has sacked the head of the army following recent rebel advances.              

Three Americans killed in attack in Afghanistan

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Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital funded by a U.S Christian charity, in the latest of a spate of attacks on foreign civilians in Afghanistan.  

 

Hong Kong and Philippines settle spat over 2010 bus tragedy

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Hong Kong on Wednesday scrapped travel sanctions against the Philippines after Manila offered an apology and compensation for a hostage tragedy almost four years ago, settling a lengthy diplomatic spat between the two.  

 

Armed pirates raid Malaysian oil tanker

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Malaysian maritime officials on Wednesday said armed pirates have raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, the incident which occurred in the Malacca strait, a route for about a quarter of the world's seaborne oil trade, has fuelled fears piracy could be on the rise in the area and drive up ship insurance premiums.  

 

Afghanistan faces huge million dollar deficit budget crisis

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A $375 million hole in the Afghan budget is threatening public projects and civil servants' salaries, putting the aid-dependent economy under stress    

 

South Korean rescue divers search for missing bodies in the dark

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South Korean divers swam through dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, searching for bodies of children among the hundreds declared missing.  

 

China to investigate allegation of country's biggest arms maker in Syrian war

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China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it is investigating reports that a chlorine canister bearing the name of the country's biggest arms maker was shown in footage believed to document a gas attack in Syria this month.

 

US calls South Sudan massacre an 'abomination'

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The United States has described the reported massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan as an "abomination" and a betrayal of the people by their leaders.

 

Man shot at U.S. court

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A man accused of robbery and assault was shot and killed in a Salt Lake City court after he lunged at a witness giving evidence.  

 

Joe Biden calls on Russia to match words with actions

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has told Russia to match its word with action to reduce tensions in Ukraine adding that the U.S. stands with Kiev’s new leaders .

Death toll in South Korean ferry mishap reaches 108

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The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry that capsized last week has reached 108, as divers recovered more bodies from the sunken hull.

 

Saudi health minister axed

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The Saudi Health Minister has been sacked without explanation, as the MERS coronavirus death toll climbed to 81.

North Korea increase nuclear testing - South Korea

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South Korea says activity has increased at North Korea’s nuclear test site, ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama to the region.             

 

Cyclone scuttles search for missing Malaysian plane

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A tropical cyclone halted the aerial search for a missing Malaysia airlines plane on Tuesday.

 

Catholic church begins service commemorating Easter

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Pope Francis has started a four packed days of events culminating in Easter, saying the church must always be a refuge for the poor, the homeless and the sick.