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Russia in new Ukraine attack threat  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:36:54 GMT
Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war. 
Plane search examines coastal debris  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:39:52 GMT
Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. 
Obama pledges Japan islands support  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:51:38 GMT
US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour. 
More held in S Korea ferry disaster  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:54:22 GMT
Authorities in South Korea arrest four more crew members from the ferry that sank last week and raid the offices of companies linked to its owners. 
Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:40:15 GMT
Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police. 
NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:34 GMT
Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry. 
Blair warns West over radical Islam  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:22:26 GMT
Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism. 
S Sudan attacks 'an abomination'  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:49:07 GMT
The massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan is an "abomination" and a betrayal of the people by their leaders, the White House says. 
Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman'  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:30:35 GMT
A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say. 
Pirates raid Malacca Straits tanker  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:11:37 GMT
Armed pirates raid an oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits, stealing diesel and abducting three crew members, officials in Malaysia say. 
Everest Sherpas discuss boycott  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:14:30 GMT
Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues. 
Pakistan TV station in shooting row  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:45:30 GMT
Pakistan's biggest news channel should be shut for airing claims the country's spies were behind an attack on presenter Hamid Mir, the defence ministry says. 
Uruguay FA in mass resignation  Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:23:10 GMT
The entire board of Uruguay's Football Association quits, amid a crisis over violence and security at football games. 
Future of the net debated in Brazil  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:20:02 GMT
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed. 
Brunei delays tough new Islamic law  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:57:53 GMT
The South east Asian nation of Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday. 
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