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Russian President Vladimir Putin has held out the prospect of improved relations with the West following a tense Cold War-style stand-off over Ukraine.
Australian officials supervising the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight have said that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days.
The captain of a ferry that capsized off the coast of South Korea leaving more than 200 children dead or missing has apologised to the families of the victims.
A tsunami warning was triggered after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean.
Supporters of embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford queued up to get their hands a 'bobble headed' doll of their hero as he launched his bid for re-election.
At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche swept down the slopes of Mount Everest.
A powerful earthquake has been felt in Mexico's capital, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street.
The Duchess of Cambridge turned down a chivalrous offer from her husband as the Royal couple continue their tour of Australia.
The White House has responded to the call to deport Justin Bieber from the US by saying: "We won't be commenting".
A thief who stole a car with three children in the back was forced to pull over when one of the youngsters began whipping him with a rubber snake.