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Mini-sub to be deployed in search for MH370 (Updated)
Monday, April 14, 2014

PERTH, April 14: An Australian ship leading the hunt for missing Malaysian jet MH370 will deploy a mini-sub as soon as possible, the head of the search said today. "Ocean Shield will cease searching with the towed pinger locator later today and deploy the autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin-21 as soon as possible," said Angus Houston, who fronts the Joint Agency Coordination Centre....

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Russia, West lock horns as Ukraine launches military response
Monday, April 14, 2014

SLOVYANSK, April 14: The UN Security Council held emergency talks Sunday after Ukraine declared a full-scale military operation against pro-Russia forces, amid deadly clashes in its restive east.
 
Russia and the West locked horns over the escalating crisis in Ukraine with Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin saying there has already been bloodshed and a further escalation must be swiftly stopped....

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Abdullah leads Ghani in first partial results of Aghan election
Monday, April 14, 2014

KABUL, April 13: Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading his closest rival Ashraf Ghani in early results from the Afghan presidential election, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Sunday, but figures indicate a likely run-off vote.
 
In a positive sign for supporters of the country's democracy, ex-World Bank economist Ghani told reporters...

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Algeria's six candidates for the presidency
Saturday, April 12, 2014

ALGIERS: With less than a week to go before Algeria's presidential election on Thursday, candidates have been campaigning across the country, with incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika expected to win a fourth term. Below are profiles of the six candidates: - Abdelaziz Bouteflika - ...

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Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton - woman arrested.
Friday, April 11, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : A woman had been arrested by the police in Las Vegas after she threw a shoe at former US’ secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, during a speaking event at a hotel there on Thursday. Reuters ...

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Police have recorded over 200 statements in MH370 probe
Friday, April 11, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11: Police have recorded more than 200 statements in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370.
 
Among those who gave the statements were relatives of those on board the Boeing 777-200 which went missing on March 8 while on a flight from here to Beijing.
 
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Abbott very confident signals are from missing jet
Friday, April 11, 2014

PERTH, April 11: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday he is very confident that signals detected in the search for Flight MH370 are from the aircraft's black box, whose batteries are waning fast more than a month after the plane vanished.
 
Abbott, speaking on a visit to China where two-thirds of the 239 on board the Malaysia Airlines jet came...

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Fifth ping picked up in hunt for MH370 (Updated)
Thursday, April 10, 2014

PERTH, April 10: The hunt for more black box "pings" from missing Malaysian airliner MH370 narrowed today to a specific patch of remote ocean after the logging of fresh signals raised hopes wreckage will soon be found. With dying batteries after more than a month since the Boeing 777 vanished, the head of the Australian-led search Angus Houston wants to pursue the listening operation to help pinpoint the plane's exact location before sending down a submersible....

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Susilo admits defeat in Parliamentary election
Thursday, April 10, 2014

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his capacity as Democratic Party (PD) chairman, said he respected the results of credible pollsters' quick counts which put his party in fourth place in Wednesday's parliamentary election.    "With a belief and assumption that the results of quick vote counts will not be so different from the outcome...

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First major voting in India as anti-graft party faces test
Thursday, April 10, 2014

NEW DELHI:Voters went to the polls in New Delhi on the first major day of India's marathon national election Thursday, with the capital a key battleground for a new anti-corruption party which shot to fame last year. Almost a fifth of the parliament's 543 seats are up for grabs on Thursday, the third of nine phases of voting in the world's biggest election that will end when results are published on May 16....

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