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Pirates raid Singapore tanker in Malacca Strait, steal diesel fuel; 3 Indonesian crew missing

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Pirates stopped a Singapore-owned tanker in the Malacca Strait and stole several million litres of diesel fuel it was carrying, Malaysian marine police said Wednesday....

posted: April 23,2014

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SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher; divers break cabin walls to reach victims

JINDO, South Korea - The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls...

Soldier charged with killing Iraqi boys in 2007 faces hearing at Washington state base

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court....

Australia to buy another 58 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, bringing total order to 72 by 2023

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia announced Wednesday that it had increased its order for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters by 58 to 72 to be fully operational by 2023 in a declaration of confidence in the troubled stealth war plane....

Dozens of Sherpas leave Everest following deadly avalanche; some expeditions cancel climbs

KATMANDU, Nepal - Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the avalanche deaths of 16 of their colleagues exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment...

Fugitive killed in Oregon made van into 'movable dungeon'

PORTLAND, Ore. - Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "movable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape...

Missouri executes inmate William Rousan, who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993

BONNE TERRE, Mo. - Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows....

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