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'Piles' of bodies in South Sudan slaughter video 'Piles' of bodies in South Sudan slaughter

Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including…

Nepalese grieve for Everest tragedy video Nepalese grieve for Everest tragedy

Amid growing anger at compensation for those bereaved…

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Pistorius family denies acting lessons
Pistorius family denies acting lessons

The Pistorius family has denied that the athlete took acting classes before his murder trial, following accusations that…

NYPD's Twitter plan backfires
NYPD's Twitter plan backfires

A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired - in a very public way.

Top 10 stories to read today
Top 10 stories to read today

Here are the top news stories today, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about tomorrow.

Hunt for abducted schoolgirls called off
Hunt for abducted schoolgirls called off

Parents of 230 girls abducted from their boarding school by Nigerian Islamists have had to call off the search for their…

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Bombing in Cairo kills senior Egypt police officer

CAIRO (AP) Egyptian security officials say a senior police officer has died after an explosive device placed under his…

Prof: Ferry turned further than 3rd mate ordered

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) A maritime professor who spoke with the third mate who was steering the South Korean ferry before…

Pakistan's army seeks closure of TV channel

ISLAMABAD (AP) A Pakistani official says the army has sought to shut down the country's leading Geo News TV channel. The…

Pirates rob Singapore tanker in Malacca Strait

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Pirates stopped a Singapore-owned tanker in the Malacca Strait and stole several million liters…

Ericsson in $260 million first-quarter profit

STOCKHOLM (AP) Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says first-quarter profit increased to 1.7 billion kronor ($260 million)…

Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM

TOKYO (AP) Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals…

Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids…

MH370: What about compensation?

While Malaysia Airlines continues to provide welfare and support to the families of the passengers of MH370, compensation…

A hero departs: Last D-Day light bomber pilot dies

The last surviving British D-Day light bomber pilot, who laid smoke over the beaches during a heroic mission to shield the…

Kiwi Everest trip off after disaster
Kiwi Everest trip off after disaster

Wanaka firm Adventure Consultants has cancelled its 2014 Everest expedition following Friday's fatal…

Letterman visited by his successor

David Letterman's successor, Stephen Colbert, visited Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" this week.

'Piles' of bodies in South Sudan slaughter

A slaughter in South Sudan, inspired partly by radio messages encouraging the killings, follows longstanding ethnic hostilities…

Shakespeare to be celebrated globally

The life and work of William Shakespeare will be celebrated in a series of events taking place in 110 countries next year…

Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it…

Detailed images of WWII wreck captured
Detailed images of WWII wreck captured

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank…

Seized rhino horn to be stored in secured location

South Africa plans to store its stockpile of seized rhino horn at a heavily-secured central location after thieves stole…

Pics shown of young North Korean leader

Rare pictures of Kim Jong-un as a boy have been shown during a televised concert for the air force in North Korea.

Tales of bravery from Korea ferry crew

'Cowards!' some have called the crew of a sunken South Korean ferry who fled as 300 were trapped. But not all left - and…

12 extreme facts about Mount Everest

Mount Everest is one of the most recognisable mountains in the world. Today we look at 12 extreme facts that you might not…

Sarkozy 'tried to seduce' Hollande's ex
Sarkozy 'tried to seduce' Hollande's ex

A new book claims Nicolas Sarkozy unsuccessfully tried to seduce President Francois Hollande's ex-girlfriend…

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Space

Most Earth-like planet yet discovered
Most Earth-like planet yet discovered

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected a distant, rocky world that's similar…

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Syria

Syria elections set for June 3
Syria elections set for June 3

International skepticism has followed Syria's announcement of a presidential election on June 3.

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