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Passenger ferry evacuated after fire breaks out off Greece

An international rescue effort was under way in high winds after a car ferry carrying 466 passengers and crew caught fire while sailing from Greece to Italy and its captain ordered its evacuation.

AirAsia plane missing with 162 on board

AirAsia plane missing with 162 on board

An AirAsia flight with 162 people on board lost contact with air traffic control after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, Indonesian officials said.

Sony works for 3rd day to recover from PlayStation network

Sony works for 3rd day to recover from PlayStation network

Sony Corp worked for a third dayto restore services to its PlayStation video gaming network after disruptions that a hacker group said it caused in a Christmas Day attack.

President Barack Obama called 'monkey'

 President Barack Obama called 'monkey'

North Korea called US President Barack Obama a "monkey" and blamed Washington for Internet outages that it has experienced during a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures.

Number of Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods reaches 160,000

Number of Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods reaches 160,000

The number of people evacuated due to Malaysia's worst-ever floods jumped to more than 160,000, as Prime Minister Najib Razak reached the worst-hit state after cutting short a vacation in the US.

Microsoft Xbox Live back up

Microsoft Xbox Live back up

Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live was back up while Sony Corp's PlayStation Network remained offline for a second day after a hacker group claimed responsibility for attacking the two Internet gaming services.

Mourners to gather for slain New York policeman

Mourners to gather for slain New York policeman

Hundreds of mourners were due to gather at a New York City church to pay their respects for one of two policemen shot by a gunman who said he was avenging the killings this summer of unarmed black men by white officers.

Record numbers evacuated in Malaysia's worst floods in decades

Record numbers evacuated in Malaysia's worst floods in decades

More than 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes by authorities in five northern states of Malaysia hit by the Southeast Asian' nation's worst monsoon floods in decades.

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