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S. Korea court jails ferry operator CEO for 10 years

The head of the company that operated South Korea's ill-fated Sewol ferry was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday, after being convicted of manslaughter over the disaster that killed more than 300 people.


Six nurses and worker knifed to death at China hospital

Six nurses and a co-worker at a Chinese hospital were knifed to death by another member of staff at a female employees' dormitory Thursday, state media said.


Swiss billionaire acquitted over 3,000 asbestos deaths

Italy's supreme court has overturned an 18-year prison sentence for Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny for causing 3,000 deaths linked to the use of asbestos in his factories.


A bigger 'breakout': the Iran nuclear talks holy grail

The nuclear deal being sought by six world powers this week in Vienna will not completely remove the possibility that Iran might, in theory, one day be able to build an atomic bomb.


Miss Honduras shot dead 'after fleeing sister's boyfriend'

Miss Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister's jealous boyfriend, police and reports said Wednesday, hours after the siblings were found dead beside a river.


Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15,145 cases of infection, since late December 2013.


UN Security Council adds Libya Islamists to terror list

The UN Security Council on Wednesday added to its terror list a Libyan Islamist group accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.


14 suspected Abu Sayyaf militants nabbed in southern Philippines

Government security forces arrested 14 suspected members of Abu Sayyaf militants in southern Philippines, Xinhua news agency reported.


Suu Kyi party admits 'cannot win' fight to change constitution

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party on Wednesday admitted it "cannot win" its battle to scrap parts of a junta-era constitution that bars her from Myanmar's presidency, decrying a parliamentary decision to postpone amendments until after 2015 elections.


WHO steps up Ebola response in Mali

The United Nations is intensifying its efforts to keep the Ebola outbreak from spreading in Mali by working to identify all chains of transmission and stepping up social mobilisation campaigns.