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+ 38 killed in huge fire at Russian psychiatric hospital
+ Samsung releases Galaxy S4 smartphone as earnings jump
+ Dreamliners to fly again as US authorities approve fix
Thirty-eight people, mostly patients, are killed in a fire that raged overnight at a psychiatric hospital in the Moscow region trapping the inmates inside and raising new questions about Russia's mental-care standards.
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Samsung releases the latest version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone, as it announces record-first quarter profits driven by surging sales growth in its mobile division.
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The US Federal Aviation Administration issues formal approval of Boeing's 787 battery fix that will clear the way for the troubled aircraft to fly again after a three-month grounding.
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The United States says for the first time that Syria has likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces, but emphasizes spy agencies are still not 100 percent sure of the assessment.
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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki warns of a return to "sectarian civil war" as 179 people are killed over three days and gunmen are given 48 hours to vacate a town they have seized.
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Israel's prison service caused the death of an Australian-Israeli known as "Prisoner X" by failing to prevent him from committing suicide in jail, a court document says.
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Bangladeshi rescuers pull dozens more people alive from a razed garment factory building as the US presses for a crackdown on deadly negligence of safety norms in the clothing industry.
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South Korea says it has received no response from North Korea to its ultimatum to open talks about a joint industrial zone that has fallen victim to soaring military tensions.
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The brothers accused of staging the Boston Marathon bombings planned a new attack in Times Square as they were being hunted by police, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says.
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Venezuela says it has arrested a US national whom it accuses of being an intelligence agent tasked with sowing chaos and civil unrest throughout the country.
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President Barack Obama lauds George W. Bush as resolute in the face of terrorism, putting ideology aside at the opening of a library that makes his predecessor's case for history.
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Food-lovers who miss dining at the tables of Ferran Adria's elBulli restaurant can get another taste -- of his wine, at least, as the famed Catalan chef auctions his celebrated collection.
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Spain's government, seeking to cut its deficit amidst a double-dip recession, is to unveil new measures aimed at reviving the economy, a day after registering record unemployment at over 27 percent.
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President Vladimir Putin vows there will be no throwback to Stalin-era repression in Russia as he seeks to bolster his image as the country's unchallenged strongman in the first nationwide phone-in of his new Kremlin term.
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