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Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda, has spoken out for the first time since her father’s death last August The actor and comedian took his own life at his Californian home at the age of 63. Ms Williams told NBC’s Today Show there was “no point” in asking why her father killed himself.

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Jakarta, Indonesia  (AFP)- Indonesia has retrieved the final major part of the fuselage of an AirAsia jet that crashed into the Java Sea in December, killing all 162 people on board, officials said Saturday. The mangled wreckage, the largest part of the plane retrieved, was pulled from the sea Friday and loaded onto a ship, national search and rescue chief Bambang...

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The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates. It first rumbled into the skies back in the early 1950s, an aerial giant that epitomised Soviet military might. Even its codename – ‘Bear’ – underlined its great size and strength.

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United Nations, United States (AFP) - China on Friday voiced opposition to a UN draft resolution on imposing sanctions on South Sudan, saying the measure would be unhelpful at a time when the warring factions are negotiating. The United States presented a draft text to the Security Council this week that provides for sanctions against individuals seen as blocking efforts to end the...

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Moscow, Russia (AFP) - Western leaders and Russia’s opposition on Saturday condemned the drive-by assassination of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov while President Vladimir Putin suggested the crime was staged to throw suspicion on the state.  US President Barack Obama decried the “brutal” and “vicious murder” of Nemtsov, which prompted the cancellation of a major opposition rally planned for Sunday, and urged...

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Yangon, Myanmar (AFP) -|A freelance photojournalist has been arrested in Myanmar for uploading a satirical post on Facebook mocking the country’s powerful military, relatives said Saturday. Aung Nay Myo, 37, was taken from his house in Monywa town, central Sagaing region on Friday morning.

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Nairobi, Kenya (AFP) - Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, local officials said Friday.
“We collected the four Thailand men from a remote area,” said Omar Sheikh Ali, an official in Somalia’s central Galmudug administration.
The four fishermen were among 24 crew members seized in April 2010 when pirates hijacked...

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For the country that pontificates good governance both Labour and the Tories have thrown Malcolm Rifkin and Jack Straw to the crocodile filled moats that is the media hoping to save face. But more of these catastrophes should follow. Both Rifkin and Short as Foreign Secretaries have been...

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Islamabad, Pakistan  (AFP) - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long enjoyed close relations, but Islamabad’s new-found resolve for fighting the root causes of extremism has seen the Gulf state come in for rare criticism. The two countries, both with majority Sunni Muslim populations, are bound together by shared Islamic religious ties, financial aid from oil-rich Saudi and Pakistani military assistance...

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Paris, France (AFP) - The continued fighting in eastern Ukraine has made a mockery of the West’s latest attempts to negotiate a ceasefire but may ultimately pave the way for a more durable peace, say analysts. It did not take long for the latest truce, brokered by France and Germany and signed in the Belarussian capital Minsk last week, to...

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Indian health officials are struggling to contain a swine flu outbreak that has killed more than 700 people since it took hold in mid-December. The number of cases has doubled since last week to more than 11,000. Critics have accused the government of failing to distribute medicines, but officials insisted the situation was under control. This year’s outbreak...

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Washington, United States (AFP) - US President Barack Obama will host the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at the White House on February 24, officials said Friday. “The President looks forward to discussing with Sheikh Tamim political, economic, and security issues of mutual concern to our two countries,” the White House...

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Washington, United States (AFP) - The Internet has become a crucial battleground in the fight against jihadist propaganda and Western nations need to step up their game, according to participants in a Washington meeting on countering radical groups.
Experts say governments must engage in corporate-style marketing if they are to combat the Islamic State, which is using slick videos to lure foreign nationals to the...

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Jerusalem, Undefined (AFP) -  Israelis vote next month in their second general election in just over two years with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a fourth term in office.  Late last year, he fired two centrist ministers in his increasingly fractious coalition, prompting a snap election on March 17 instead of in November 2017 as scheduled. What is the main...

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Washington, United States (AFP) - Moody’s cut Russia’s debt rating by one notch into ‘junk’ territory Friday, saying the Ukraine crisis and the fall in oil prices and the ruble will further undermine Russia’s economy. Just over one month since its last downgrade of Moscow’s credit rating, Moody’s said Russia “is expected to experience a deep recession in 2015 and a continued...

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