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Biden heads to Ukraine after fragile truce

Monday April 21 2014 18:21

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".

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16-year-old survives stowaway flight drama

Monday April 21 2014 18:20

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.

Filipino mayor, two bodyguards gunned down

Monday April 21 2014 18:19

A mayor in the Philippines and his two bodyguards have been killed by suspected communist rebels.

South Korean president says passengers 'deserted'

Monday April 21 2014 18:19

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 sells condoms after expiration date

Monday April 21 2014 15:15

Cuba's health authorities have reportedly approved the sale of more than one million condoms with apparent expired dates.

Kiwis asked to help Sherpa families

Monday April 21 2014 15:11

Families of those killed on Mt Everest have not only lost a loved one, but their main form of livelihood.

Funeral preparations begin for former NSW premier

Monday April 21 2014 13:23

In Australia, Labor giant Neville Wran is being praised by both sides of politics as preparations for his state funeral begin.

UK skin cancer sky rockets

Monday April 21 2014 13:10

Britain's love affair with sunny holiday destinations, sun tans and sun beds has seen a huge rise in national skin cancer rates.

Corn waste fuel 'not better than petrol'

Monday April 21 2014 12:59

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.

Boston Marathon defies terror attacks

Monday April 21 2014 12:54

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.

Woman reunited with dog snatched on date

Monday April 21 2014 11:54

A dog and TV stolen by a man from a US woman during their first date have been returned to their owner.

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