• Boko Haram leader claims Nigeria capital bombing in new video

    The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria's capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained by AFP on Saturday. "We are the ones that carried out the attack in Abuja," Shekau said in the 28-minute video,…

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    • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

      Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.

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      • Toure: Africans get less credit

        Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure believes that he doesn't get the recognition he deserves because he is African.

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        • S.Africa's Zuma booed at election rally

          Disgruntled residents in a small South African town booed President Jacob Zuma Wednesday during an election campaign of the ruling ANC three weeks ahead of general polls, according to a report. Rally-goers reacted angrily while Zuma -- under fire for multimillion-dollar state-paid renovations to…

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          • Madonsela Causes Stir On Twitter

            A tweet by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela questioning those who “discuss and distort” her findings into the upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s private Nkandla home while expecting her to keep silent, has sparked a debate on social networking platform, Twitter, with some calling for Madonsela to…

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            • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

              LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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              • Special Report - How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

                By David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable…

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                • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

                  MOSCOW (AP) — To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally televised call-in program:

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                  • Hamsik staying put at Napoli

                    Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is adamant that midfielder Marek Hamsik will not leave the club at the end of the season.

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                    • South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?

                      The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink? But from the sinking of the South Korean ferry to the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia to the Titanic, disasters do occur. What…

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                      • MH370 search at 'critical juncture'

                        The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed that has so far found nothing. "The search for today and tomorrow is at a very critical…

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                        • Lekoelea: Majoro must play

                          Former Orlando Pirates striker Steve Lekoelea believes that Lehlohonolo Majoro needs to be given more of a chance to shine at the club.

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                          • Death toll climbs to at least 13 in worst tragedy on Everest

                            By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. The avalanche struck a perilous…

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                            • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

                              CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.

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                              • Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

                                Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. The bullish response, which could see harpoon ships back in the Southern Ocean next year, sets…

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                                • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

                                  WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.

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                                  • Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

                                    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses.

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                                    • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

                                      CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.

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                                      • Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

                                        ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.

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