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North Korea fires missiles into the sea

North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast, a South Korean military official said, a move seen as a protest against annual military exercises between South Korea and the United States that were due to start hours later.

Samsung unveils new Galaxy phones to take on Apple

Samsung unveils new Galaxy phones to take on Apple

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.

Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Nemtsov

Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Nemtsov

Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin.

Pope Francis attacks "throw-away" economic globalisation

Pope Francis attacks "throw-away" economic globalisation

Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on economic injustice, condemning the "throw-away culture" of globalisation and calling for new ways of thinking about poverty, welfare, employment and society.

China advisory body ousts former top Hu Jintao aide

China expelled a disgraced senior aide to former President Hu Jintao from a high-profile advisory body, the official Xinhua news agency reported on its website, marking the latest step in a significant political scandal.

Mugabe holds lavish 91st birthday bash by Victoria Falls

Mugabe holds lavish 91st birthday bash by Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party by the spectacular Victoria Falls, prompting many Zimbabweans to question once again when he would leave office and who would succeed him.

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead

The Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov has been shot and killed by four shots in central Moscow, the Russian government said in a statement, according to the Interfax news agency.

Eight people found dead in murder-suicide in rural Missouri

A man shot and killed seven people in a house-to-house shooting spree in a sparsely populated part of Missouri before shooting himself, the state Highway Patrol said.

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