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    Virunga National Park chief warden shot in ambush

Virunga National Park chief warden shot in ambush

The Belgian director of the Democratic Republic of Congo's famous Virunga National Park has been shot and seriously wounded in an ambush. Emmanuel de Merode's vehicle came under fire as he was travelling from the eastern city of Goma to the town of Rumangabo, according to a statement issued by the [...]

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    More than 300 people missing after South Korea ferry sinks

More than 300 people missing after South Korea ferry sinks

More than 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea, the coastguard said on Wednesday, with a three-fold increase in the number of passengers unaccounted for put down to a miscalculation by officials. The ferry was carrying 477 people, of whom 164 were confirmed rescued, coastguard officials said. [...]

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    Five killed in Canada house party stabbing

Five killed in Canada house party stabbing

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 [...]

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New York police disband Muslim ‘eavesdropping’ unit

  New York police disband Muslim ‘eavesdropping’ unit

The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats. The Demographics Unit had dispatched plainclothes detectives to listen to conversations [...]

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North Korean officials visit salon over Kim Jong-un ‘bad hair’ advert

  North Korean officials visit salon over Kim Jong-un ‘bad hair’ advert

North Korean officials paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's picture in a poster offering haircuts. The poster in M&M [...]

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Putin warns of Ukraine civil war as Kiev moves on rebels

  Putin warns of Ukraine civil war as Kiev moves on rebels

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine is "on the verge of civil war" after Kiev sent in troops against pro-Russia separatists. Mr Putin, in a phone call to German [...]

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Ferry sinking off South Korean coast, over 470 people on board

  Ferry sinking off South Korean coast, over 470 people on board

A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank off South Korea. The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the western port [...]

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Ukraine says Donetsk ‘anti-terror operation’ under way

  Ukraine says Donetsk ‘anti-terror operation’ under way

The acting President of Ukraine, Olexander Turchynov, has announced the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists. The operation began in the "north of Donetsk Region", he told parliament, and [...]

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Italy ex-PM Berlusconi to do community service – court

  Italy ex-PM Berlusconi to do community service – court

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform a year's community service in a home for the elderly, a Milan court has ruled. The sentence followed his conviction last year for [...]

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