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Diplomats converge on Geneva for Ukraine talks
Adverse weather threatens day two of South Korean ferry rescue efforts
South Korean coastguards and navy divers are scrambling to search for nearly 280 people missing after a ferry's sudden capsize. Forecasts of rain, strong winds and fog could hamper their race to locate any survivors.
Egypt jails more than 100 Muslim Brotherhood supporters
Legal sources in Egypt say a court in Cairo has jailed at least 119 members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The group was convicted in relation to violence after the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi.
Pakistani Taliban end truce with government but vow to continue peace talks
The Pakistani Taliban have refused to extend a ceasefire with the government, introduced to help peace negotations. However they insist talks will continue.
India readies for largest polling day in national election
India is heading for the busiest day of its five-week parliamentary election. The ruling Congress party faces a strong challenge from opposition Hindu nationalists.
Ex-chairman of UK's Co-op Bank charged with drug possession
Paul Flowers, the former head of Britain's Co-op Bank, has been charged with drug offenses. He resigned last year after a paper published footage of him allegedly buying drugs.
Mt. Gox gives up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection
Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has decided not to seek a new lease on life. It said it had given up all hope of resurrection under bankruptcy protection, with the bulk of the stolen coins still unaccounted for.
EU to slash plastic bag use by 80 percent by 2019
The European Parliament has passed a directive aimed at cutting the use of thin, single-use plastic bags by 80 percent by 2019. Roughly eight billion of these bags end up as litter each year, polluting the environment.
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