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Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident'

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Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.

'Zombie' cat claws way back from the dead

A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Massachusetts cleans up from flooding after blizzard

Massachusetts cleans up from flooding after blizzard

Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses the day after a massive blizzard hammered New England.

Snowden files show Canada runs global Internet watch

Snowden files show Canada runs global Internet watch

Canada's electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads a day as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report.

France unveils anti-jihad campaign

France unveils anti-jihad campaign

France has unveiled a short video and web site designed to dissuade potential jihadists from joining Islamist fighting groups in Syria and Iraq, where recruiters have lured hundreds of Westerners using slickly produced clips and social media.

Madagascar seeks aid after tropical storm kills 68

Madagascar seeks aid after tropical storm kills 68

Madagascar's government appealed for international aid after a tropical storm earlier this month devastated large swathes of the Indian Ocean island, causing damage worth around $40 million.

Baghdad flights suspended after airplane shooting

Baghdad flights suspended after airplane shooting

Six airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon have suspended flights to Baghdad after bullets hit an airplane operated by budget carrier Dubai Aviation Corp, known as flydubai, as it was landing at Baghdad airport.

Ex-KGB spy told UK cops Putin ordered his death

Ex-KGB spy told UK cops Putin ordered his death

Ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope, told British police beforehand that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally behind it, an inquiry into his killing heard.

Snowstorm sweeps northeast US

Snowstorm sweeps northeast US

A blizzard is sweeping across the northeastern United States, dropping more than 30cm of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City falls short of dire predictions.

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