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weather

Severe thunderstorms to ramp up across the Plains from Texas to Nebraska - @breakingweather

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Ferry sinks off South Korean coast, April 16, 2014

Rescue operations at the site of the South Korean ferry disaster resume after being temporarily halted - @AsCorrespondent

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Malaysia Airlines flight missing

Authorities examining material washed ashore south of Perth, Australia, for links to missing flight MH370 - @ABCNews

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Lebanon political crisis, 2013-2014

MPs in Lebanon begin casting ballots in presidential poll - @sarahussein

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russia's Lavrov says Russia would retaliate if Russian citizens' interested threatened - @RT_com via @Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korean President Park asks China's President Xi to help persuade North Korea not to carry out a 4th nuclear test - @YonhapNews

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Egyptian civil unrest

Senior Egyptian police officer killed when a bomb exploded under his car outside his home near Cairo, state TV and a security source say - @Reuters

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Australia

5 people rescued off Australia's Queensland after writing SOS in an exposed sandbar in the sea - @SkyNews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Deputy PM says Ukraine has US support, hopes for more substantive US help in event of Russian aggression - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine's government says Easter truce is over, says it will act to eliminate militant groups in country's east in coming days - @Reuters

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Missouri, US

Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of murder in the 1993 deaths of a farming couple - @AP

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge royal tour to Australia, New Zealand

Photo: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play DJ at a youth center in Adelaide - @ClarenceHouse

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Ferry sinks off South Korean coast, April 16, 2014

Maritime Police in South Korea say no air pockets have been found on sunken ferry - @BillNeelyNBC

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crime & courts

Police: Person arrested after 3 children found dead in a southwest London house - @itvnews

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Panguna, North Solomons, PG

Earthquake: M 4.9 - 103km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

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earnings

Clothing chain Primark reports operating profit rise of 26% to £298 million ($501 million) for past 6 months - @SkyNewsBreak

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Thailand anti-government protests, 2013-2014

Thailand's Constitutional Court gives Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra until May 2 to defend herself against charges of abuse of power - @Reuters

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Ferry sinks off South Korean coast, April 16, 2014

150 now confirmed dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast - @NBCNews

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Japan

Pirates reportedly raid Japanese tanker in Strait of Malacca, pilfer several million liters of diesel fuel, Malaysian marine police say - @AP

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NBA playoffs 2014

Washington Wizards defeat Chicago Bulls 101-99 in overtime to take 2-0 playoff series lead - @ESPN

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