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LAST_UPDATESat, 19 Apr 2014 3pm

Stefani To Join ‘The Voice’

Pic: newsplies.comLOS ANGELES: Gwen Stefani is reportedly joining “The Voice US”.

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White House Refuses To Comment On Bieber Deportation Petition

Canadian teen pop singer Justin Bieber is shown in this combo of booking photos provided by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department in Miami, Florida on January 23, 2014. Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has had high-profile run-ins with the law recently, but the White House doesn’t appear set to add to his growing catalogue of woes.

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Reports Of Gunman At ‘Los Angeles Times’ Building, Say Police

Police received reports that an unidentified person had threatened to open fire on the third floor of the ‘Los Angeles Times’ building. There were no reports of injuries or shots fired. Pic: AFPLOS ANGELES: Police swarmed the Los Angeles Times building late yesterday after receiving a report of a gunman inside and have arrested one person, police said.

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Social Prayers At Pope Francis Ceremony For Good Friday

Faithful hold candles as Pope Francis leads the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in front of the Colosseum in Rome, April 18, 2014. Pic: ReutersROME: Pope Francis attended an emotional night of prayers for hot-button social issues including domestic abuse, prison overcrowding and unemployment to mark the Good Friday before Easter.

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Russia Warns US Against Further Sanctions As Ukraine Deal Stalls

A masked pro-Russia protester stands guard at a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, April 19, 2014. Pic: ReutersDONETSK: Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine’s doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic.

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Algeria’s Bouteflika Wins 4th Term, Rival Rejects Result

A supporter of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dances to celebrates Bouteflika's victory in the re-election in Algiers, April 19, 2014. Pic: ReutersALGIERS: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term yesterday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud.

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South Korea Ferry Captain Arrested, Divers ‘Glimpse’ Bodies

Search and rescue workers operate near the area where passenger ship Sewol capsized off Jindo as lighting flares are released in the sky during a night search on April 18, 2014 in this picture provided by South Korean Coast Guard and released by Yonhap. Pic: ReutersJINDO: Investigators today arrested the captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted what they believed to be bodies.

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Powerful Quake Rattles Mexico

A man holds his dog after evacuating an apartment building following an earthquake in Mexico City shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, April 18, 2014. Pic: ReutersMEXICO CITY: A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico’s capital and Pacific coast yesterday, shaking buildings, bringing down walls and prompting people to rush into the street.

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Foreign Woman Dies Of MERS In Saudi

Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the centre of the Saudi capital Riyadh in this picture dated April 8, 2014, where the health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah. Pic: AFPRIYADH: A foreigner has died after she contracted MERS in the Saudi capital, the health ministry said on announced yesterday, bringing the nationwide death toll to 73.

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Samsung Exec Apparently Called Steve Jobs' Death The 'Best Opportunity To Attack iPhone'

THE high-stakes business world can be a cutthroat place, but these comments made by a Samsung executive shortly after Steve Jobs’ death might make even the most hardened business vet shudder.

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