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France’s Sarkozy Wins Battle to Pull Secret Recordings

Reuters PARIS — A French court on Friday ordered a news website to withdraw recordings an adviser secretly took of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy during his 2012 election campaign. In an emergency ruling sought by Sarkozy, who is expected by many to enter the next presidential contest in 2017, the Paris court also ordered the adviser, Patrick Buisson, to make a ...

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Malaysia Airlines plane: Search turns to Andaman Sea

The search for flight MH370 continues. Photo: Indonesian Air Force Kuala Lumpur: One of the largest search operations ever mounted in Asia resumes on Saturday as foreign experts examine information from satellites they hope will solve the mystery disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with 239 people on board. A week after the Boeing 777 vanished above the South China ...

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6 killed in yet another China knife attack

A knife-wielding attacker hacked five persons to death in central China on Friday before being shot dead by the police, two weeks after deadly stabbing spree at a railway station left 33 people dead. The…

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Japan hit by 6.3-magnitude earthquake

Tokyo, March 14: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s southern Kyushu island on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported, but no tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre of the quake — which struck at 2:06am (1706 GMT Thursday) — was located 13 kilometres (eight miles) north…

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Russia blocks websites of Putin critics

Moscow – Russia blocked access to the Internet sites of prominent Kremlin foes Alexei Navalny and Garry Kasparov on Thursday under a new law critics say is designed to silence dissent in President Vladimir Putin’s third term. The prosecutor general’s office ordered Russian internet providers to block Navalny’s blog, chess champion and Putin critic Kasparov’s internet newspaper and two other…

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Sun emits mid-level solar flare

Tweet Washington, March 14 (ANI): NASA spotted the sun emitting a mid-level solar flare on Wednesday. The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 6:34 p.m. EDT on March 12, 2014, and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO,…

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Bloodstains on walls in Pistorius’ home

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday displayed photos of the inside of Oscar Pistorius’ home at his murder trial, showing a court some images of the bloody scene where the double-amputee track star killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by shooting her through a toilet door. Here’s a description of the things a former police officer says he found when ...

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Rockets strike Israel, jeopardizing truce talk

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said Thursday it had agreed to halt a wave of rocket fire on Israel, signaling an end to the heaviest fighting between the sides since 2012, though soon after the announcement seven rockets fired from Gaza exploded inside Israel. The Islamic Jihad denied it launched the attack and it wasn’t immediately ...

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Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits off southern Japan

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s southern Kyushu island today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported, but no tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre of the quake — which…

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Herders kill more than 100 in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Survivors say dozens of gunmen on motorbikes in northern Nigeria have killed more than 100 villagers in an ongoing conflict over land. They say scores of people are fleeing on foot from four attacked villages about 110 miles (180 kilometers) west of Katsina city. Residents reached by telephone said the attacks began late Tuesday and the ...

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