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Migrants die in Malaysia boat capsize

An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, killing at least 14 people, 13 of them women, maritime officials say.

Sierra Leone to vaccinate 200 after Ebola death

Sierra Leone is to vaccinate about 200 people who came into direct or indirect contact with a woman who died of Ebola, a spokeswoman for the United Nations World Health Organisation says.

Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK

Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK

Hundreds of migrants have poured onto the high-speed railway linking Paris with London near the French port of Calais, stranding passengers in darkness aboard Eurostar trains.

Wars keep millions from going to school

Wars keep millions from going to school

Conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more than 13 million children from attending school, leaving their hopes and futures shattered, the United Nations Children's Fund said in a report issued today.

Huge China parade to mark WW2 victory

Huge China parade to mark WW2 victory

President Xi Jinping today announced he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War 2, an event shunned by most Western leaders.

Eighteen Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad

Eighteen Turkish workers were kidnapped by masked men in northeastern Baghdad, Iraq's Interior Ministry said.

Significant progress in finding bomb mastermind

Significant progress in finding bomb mastermind

Police claimed significant progress towards finding the mastermind of Thailand's deadliest attack, after an arrested man admitted being near the shrine blast and fingerprints tied him to the room of a suspected bomber.

Second foreigner arrested over Bangkok bombing

Second foreigner arrested over Bangkok bombing

Thai police have arrested a second foreign suspect in the country's deadliest bombing, but could not confirm he was the man seen in a yellow T-shirt leaving a backpack at the scene of the blast.

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