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Guides killed in Everest avalanche

Guides killed in Everest avalanche

An avalanche has swept down a slope of Mount Everest, killing nine Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said.

Hundreds missing after Korean ferry capsize

Hundreds missing after Korean ferry capsize

South Korean coastguards and navy divers have resumed their search for nearly 280 people still missing after a ferry capsized in what could be the country's worst maritime disaster in over 20 years.

Ukraine fears prompt NATO to bolster allies

Ukraine fears prompt NATO to bolster allies

NATO says it will send more ships, planes and troops to eastern Europe to reassure allies worried by Russia's annexation of Crimea but shied away from new permanent bases in the east as Poland wanted.

Kiwi killed by drone

Kiwi killed by drone

A New Zealander was killed by a US drone attack in Yemen in November, it has been revealed.

Bomb scare at Boston Marathon finish line

Bomb scare at Boston Marathon finish line

Police in Boston say an arrest has been made after two suspicious packages were found near the finish line of the Boston Marathon this morning.

Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling

Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling

The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track athlete with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.

Berlusconi ordered to work in old people's home

Berlusconi ordered to work in old people's home

A court has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service with the elderly, in a ruling that restricts his movements but not his political activity.

Man charged with sexually torturing five women

A Missouri man has been charged with raping and torturing five women in a St Louis-area apartment over several years, law enforcement officials said.

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