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 Britain's UKIP party pledges to return immigration levels to ''normality''

Britain`s anti-EU UK Independence Party set out its immigration policy on Wednesday ahead of a national election on May 7, dropping an idea to cap numbers but saying it thought "the right number" was less than 50,000 people a year.

 Tunisian Army kills two Islamist militants near Algerian border

Tunisian police killed two Islamist militants during clashes near the Algerian border, where the military has been targeted previously in ambushes, the army said on Wednesday.

 Russian security service chief says several suspects in Nemtsov case: Agencies

 The director of Russia`s Federal Security Service said on Wednesday that an investigation into the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov had identified several suspects, Russian news agencies reported.

 Singapore gains halal cred, top marks from Muslim tourists

 Halal has never looked so good for Singapore. A survey ranked the Asian country as the top non-Islamic destination for Muslim tourists, weeks after official data showed overall visitor numbers fell last year for the first time since 2009. 

 Colombia detains China Cosco Shipping vessel over illegal arms

 Colombian authorities detained a vessel operated by China`s largest shipping group for illegally transporting thousands of cannon shells, around 100 tonnes of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives, the attorney general`s office said.

 Nobel Peace Prize chairman demoted, first time in 114-year history

The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize demoted its chairman on Tuesday, for the first time in the 114-year history of the award after his right-wing opponents won a majority on the prestigious panel.

 French police to hunt operators of mystery Paris drones

 French police will track down and arrest the operators of drone aircraft seen flying illegally on several nights over sensitive sites in Paris and above nuclear power plants, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Relaxed approach key for pressure free Park

 Free of the burden that comes with the world number one ranking, South Korea`s Park In-bee is looking forward to a more relaxed year on the LPGA Tour that she hopes will lead to an elusive British Open title.

 More than 30 killed in mine blast in rebel east Ukraine: Local authority

An early morning mine blast in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people and injured 14, a local official said on Wednesday.

ICC World Cup: England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium

Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England`s harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week`s World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh.