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Kremlin calls claims of US sanctions against Putin `absurd`

Kremlin calls claims of US sanctions against Putin `absurd`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 22:32

A Kremlin spokesman on Sunday dismissed as "absurd" claims that Washington could target President Vladimir Putin directly if it imposes further sanctions against Russia.

Gibraltar fire stops global online betting

Gibraltar fire stops global online betting

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 04:22

An explosion and fire at a Gibraltar power station blacked out much of the British outpost and halted international online betting operations with giants including William Hill and Ladbrokes.

South Africa`s ruling party may win majority in May elections

South Africa`s ruling party may win majority in May elections

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 04:36

South Africa`s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is poised to win a two-third majority in the upcoming general elections May 7, a media report said Sunday based on a poll.

Palestinians mull handing territory `keys` back to Israel

Palestinians mull handing territory `keys` back to Israel

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 04:08

Palestinian negotiators have warned they may pass responsibility for their territory back to occupying power Israel if peace talks remain stalled, a senior Palestinian official has said.

Barack Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

Barack Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 02:37

President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church.

Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq

Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 02:39

A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq today, officials said.

Eight killed as skydivers` plane crashes in Finland

Eight killed as skydivers` plane crashes in Finland

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 03:10

A small airplane taking a group of skydivers for an Easter Day jump crashed today in Finland, killing eight people, police said.

8 dead in northern Mexico plane crash

8 dead in northern Mexico plane crash

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 00:37

A private plane has crashed in a northern Mexico city, killing all eight people on board.

Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 00:34

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called today for tougher Western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored US and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation, death toll reaches 58

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation, death toll reaches 58

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 00:30

The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released on Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.

India-headed Malaysian Flight MH192 turns back after technical glitch

India-headed Malaysian Flight MH192 turns back after technical glitch

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 00:53

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH192, which was bound to make landing at Bangalore with 166 people on board, turned back to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday due to a technical fault.