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US ambassador slashed in Korea attack

US ambassador slashed in Korea attack

The US ambassador to South Korea was slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant at a public forum in the capital early today, police and a witness say.

Jury selected to hear Boston Marathon bombing trial

Jury selected to hear Boston Marathon bombing trial

The jury that will hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was selected on the eve of opening statements.

Chilean volcano goes quiet after overnight eruption

Chilean volcano goes quiet after overnight eruption

Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile went quiet after an eruption that sent a plume of ash and lava high into the sky in the early hours put Chile on high alert.

Three dead as Kiev accuses Ukraine rebels of shelling

Three dead as Kiev accuses Ukraine rebels of shelling

Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and nine wounded as pro-Russian rebels shelled government positions despite a ceasefire deal, the military said, announcing Kiev's highest casualty toll in several days.

Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list

Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list

Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20 and basketball star Michael Jordan plowed new air by making the list for the first time.

British police charge 10 in child sex probe

British police charge 10 in child sex probe

Police in Britain say they have charged 10 men with sexual offences against children and adults, part of a wider investigation into child sexual exploitation in the northern English town of Rochdale.

Netanyahu warns Iran deal could threaten Israel

Netanyahu warns Iran deal could threaten Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the United States that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel's survival and insisted he had a "moral obligation" to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue.

More than 30 Hong Kong anti-China protesters arrested

More than 30 Hong Kong anti-China protesters arrested

More than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city.

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