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Ousted Ukrainian president's son's name on wanted list Ousted Ukrainian president's son's name on wanted list
MOSCOW: The Ukrainian Security Service has put the name of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych's son on the wanted list, the country's ministry of interior affairs said Friday. Aleksandr Yanukovych is suspected under Article 366 of the Ukrainian penal code of forgery and falsification of documents and issuing them to the public. He can be imprisoned for 2 to 5 years. The security service s...
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Scandal-hit adviser resigns in fresh blow to Hollande Scandal-hit adviser resigns in fresh blow to Hollande
Paris: A close adviser to Francois Hollande resigned on Friday after allegations about an alleged conflict of interest and his extravagant lifestyle, in a fresh blow to the beleaguered French president. In a statement to AFP, senior political adviser Aquilino Morelle said he was stepping down but denied any wrongdoing. "In the last 48 hours I have had to deal with insinuations and allegation...
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MH370 mini-sub search of ocean zone will end within week: PM MH370 mini-sub search of ocean zone will end within week: PM
PERTH: The mini-submarine hunting for flight MH370 will finish scouring its current strip of the Indian Ocean within a week, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said, adding that if unsuccessful the operation will be forced to move into a new phase. Abbott told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that authorities will need to rethink their approach if the US Navy mini-submarine fails to...
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Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S Korea ferry Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S Korea ferry
SEOUL: Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the entire nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning. "Sending this in case...
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William, Kate and baby George kick off Australia tour William, Kate and baby George kick off Australia tour
SYDNEY: Britain´s Prince William and his wife Kate flew into Sydney on Wednesday with their baby son George to kick off the Australian leg of their tour Down Under. The royals disembarked from an Australian air force 737 under sunny skies after arriving from New Zealand, an AFP photographer said. Eight-month-old Prince George was in his mother´s arms as Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Gover...
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Girl, 12, becomes Britain's youngest mother Girl, 12, becomes Britain's youngest mother
LONDON: A couple have become Britain’s youngest parents after a girl aged just 12 years and three months gave birth to her 13-year-old boyfriend’s baby. The girl was at primary school when she conceived last summer and had a daughter last weekend, the Sun reported. The girl cannot be identified for legal reasons and lives with her 27-year-old mother, one of the UK’s youngest grandmothers, ...
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Afghan deputy minister kidnapped: officials Afghan deputy minister kidnapped: officials
KABUL: A senior Afghan government official was kidnapped along with his driver on his way to work in Kabul on Tuesday, an interior ministry official said. Ahmad Shah Waheed, deputy minister for public works, was taken by gunmen at around 7:00 am (0230 GMT) from the Khairkhana neighbourhood of the capital, said the official who declined to be named. He did not elaborate, saying more informati...
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Five killed in Canada house party stabbing Five killed in Canada house party stabbing
Toronto: Five people were killed in a stabbing rampage during a house party in the southwest Canadian city of Calgary early Tuesday. One suspect has been arrested, police said. Police received reports of a stabbing soon after midnight at a house in a quiet suburban neighbourhood where police officers found three people dead, Xinhua quoted police as saying. Two more died of their injuries whi...
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Germany sees 'signs' Russia backing militias in Ukraine Germany sees 'signs' Russia backing militias in Ukraine
BERLIN: Germany said today there are many signs Russia is backing pro-Kremlin militias who have seized government buildings in eastern Ukraine, including the arms, uniforms and appearance of their members. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokeswoman said Berlin "is worried about the further aggravation of the situation in the east of Ukraine", and that Merkel had discussed the issue with Britain's P...
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US man wrongly jailed for 25 years sues state for USD 25 mn US man wrongly jailed for 25 years sues state for USD 25 mn
NEW YORK: A man in the US who was wrongly locked up in prison for nearly 25 years has sued the state for USD 25 million, a million each for the years he spent behind bars. Derrick Deacon who spent almost a quarter-century behind bars for a crime he did not commit, has hit the state with the USD 25 million lawsuit and hopes it will teach authorities a lesson about bending the rules to gain a con...
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