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Saturday, April 25, 2015
Italian judge keeps migrant disaster ship skipper behind bars
The Tunisian captain of a migrant boat in which at least 700 people drowned is to remain behind bars as an Italian judge continues his inquiry into the deadly disaster.
Armenia marks centennial of 1.5 mil. deaths
The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.
Bin Laden allies suspected of Vatican plot arrested
Italian police said Friday they had dismantled an Islamist network they have linked to Osama bin Laden, one of Pakistan's deadliest attacks and, more loosely, a possible plot to bomb the Vatican.
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed in the violence raging in Yemen since Saudi-led air raids began on March 26, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very well and that initial protection fades over time.
14 migrants killed by train in Macedonia: police
Fourteen suspected migrants from Afghanistan and Somalia, walking in the dark along train tracks toward the European Union, were killed by a nighttime express train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, police said Friday.
HSBC is considering moving its headquarters from Britain in the wake of "regulatory and structural reforms" imposed after the 2008 financial crisis, the bank's chairman said Friday.
British opposition leader Ed Miliband accused David Cameron's government of "small-minded isolationism" in an election campaign speech Friday, but sparked a row after suggesting the prime minister was partly responsible for the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, along with world leaders, streamed onto the battle sites on Friday for ceremonies marking 100 years since the British-led invasion.
US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike
U.S. President Barack Obama's admission Thursday that a drone strike accidentally took the lives of two hostages has raised fresh questions about the limits and the risks of the country's "targeted killing" campaign.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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