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US Vice President Joe Biden begins a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday, hours after a fragile Easter truce was shattered and pro-Kremlin rebels in the country's east appealed for help from Russian "peacekeepers".
The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed, despite frigid temperatures at 38-thousand feet and a lack of oxygen.
A mayor in the Philippines and his two bodyguards have been killed by suspected communist rebels.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye says the behaviour of the captain and crew of the ferry that capsized five days ago with 476 people on board was unacceptable and "tantamount to murder".
Cuba's health authorities have reportedly approved the sale of more than one million condoms with apparent expired dates.
Families of those killed on Mt Everest have not only lost a loved one, but their main form of livelihood.
In Australia, Labor giant Neville Wran is being praised by both sides of politics as preparations for his state funeral begin.
Britain's love affair with sunny holiday destinations, sun tans and sun beds has seen a huge rise in national skin cancer rates.
A new study has panned the use of biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants as an alternative to petrol to tackle global warming.
The Boston Marathon returns under a major security crackdown after last year's deadly bombings as a near record 35,660 runners get set to compete.
A dog and TV stolen by a man from a US woman during their first date have been returned to their owner.