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Ukraine: Shooting, violence in Slavyansk town

Shooting was heard and a rebel roadblock was in flames in the insurgent-held flashpoint Ukrainian town of Slavyansk on Thursday, an AFP journalist there said.

Malaysian flight turn back after technical difficulty

A United Airlines jet
A Malaysia Airlines plane's wheels refused to stow after take off Thursday, forcing a second flight by the flag-carrier to turn back in four days as it continues to reel from the loss of flight MH370.

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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 foreign doctors

An Afghan man sits in an open livestock market in Kabul on Tuesday. Reuters Photo
An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three foreign physicians and wounding two other people, officials said.

Bangladesh woman who survived 17 days under factory debris marries, finds new job

Reshma Akhter
She was the 'miracle' seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster 17 days after the building collapse. One year on, she has married and found a new job.

Pak targets militant hideouts near Afghan border

A Pakistani army soldier keeps guard in a bunker in Mingora.
Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Thursday in response to a spate of attacks around the country in the first aerial operation against Taliban insurgents in two months.

Parents seek autopsies of S Korea ferry victims

Bodies retreived from the ferry being taken in ambulance
Parents of the victims of S Korea's ferry disaster are pushing for autopsies that might show their children were alive inside the submerged vessel and only died because the emergency response was so slow.

Brother-in-law of Prince Charles dies in New York

British police officers
The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died on Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.

Obama to use Japan visit to reassure Asian allies

Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up US engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.

S Korean school resumes classes after ferry tragedy

South Korea ferry tragedy
Students in the city hit hardest by the S Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons and photos of classmates and teachers who died.

In the Shand of time, he left his Mark on elephant conservation in India

Mark Shand
Mark Shand, the brother of Duchess of Cornwall Camilla and brother-in-law of Prince Charles, died in New York on Wednesday after falling and suffering fatal injuries on his head. He was 62.

Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis

Mount Everest
With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.

S Korea ferry engineer says no technical problems

South Korea ferry
The senior engineer on the South Korean ferry that sank last week said today he was unaware of any problems with the ship's engine or ballast when it ran into trouble. The confirmed death toll today stood at 169.

Body of Korean boy who raised alarm on sinking ferry believed found

The body of a S Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that a passenger ferry with hundreds on board was in trouble has been found, but a DNA test has yet to confirm the find, media said on Thursday.

Magnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast

A symbolic image of an earthquake
The US Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.7 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.
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