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Gay Parade Held In Japan Amid Calls For Same-Sex Marriage

Pic : AFPTOKYO - Some 3,000 people marched in a gay pride parade in Tokyo on Sunday as calls grow for Japan to legalise same-sex marriage after a lesbian couple held a symbolic wedding ceremony.

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Ukraine And Pro-Russian Separatists Trade Accusations As Minsk Deal Frays

The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine traded accusations on Saturday, reviving concerns that a peace deal signed in Minsk in February may collapse, although monitors said the violations were still relatively limited.

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Migrant Rescue Mission Must Extend Closer To Libya: Amnesty International

European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search and rescue operations near the shores of Libya, Amnesty International said on Saturday as hundreds more people arrived in Italy from North Africa.

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Islamist Fighters Seize Syria's Jisr Al-Shughour, Army Says Redeploys

Islamist insurgents including al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, Nusra Front, captured the northwestern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour on Saturday, for the first time in the four-year-old conflict.

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Nepalese Dig With Bare Hands For Quake Survivors As Toll Rises To 1,900

Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.

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Avalanche Sweeps Everest Region, Killing 17, Injuring 61

Pic: AFPKATHMANDU: A senior trekking guide says at least 17 people have been killed after an avalanche triggered by Nepal’s massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp.

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Pepsi Dropping Sweetener Aspartame From Diet Cola Drinks

Pic: AstroAwaniPepsiCo said Friday it was bowing to customer demand and doing away with the controversial sweetener aspartame in its diet line of cola drinks in the US.

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Nepal Quake Kills More Than 1,800 And Spreads Terror On Everest

Pic: GettyImagesMore than 1,800 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. The earthquake – which measured 7.8 on the Richter scale – wrecked houses, levelled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest. At least 18 people were killed on the mountain, and hundreds of tourists and guides are now trapped or buried in snow and ice there as rescue parties struggle to reach them.

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Google Exec Killed In Mount Everest Avalanche After Quake

Pic: NSTMOUNT EVEREST: Dan Fredinburg, a Google Inc executive based in California, was among those killed on Saturday in an avalanche on Mount Everest caused by a devastating earthquake in Nepal, the company said.

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Russian Hackers Read Obama Emails

Pic: AFPNEW YORK: Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system, The New York Times said Saturday.

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