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AFP 0100 GMT News Advisory

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Duty Editor: Laura Mannering Tel: +852 2829 6211

-- TOP STORIES --

+ Ohio kidnapper may face death penalty charges

+ Moyes replaces Ferguson at Manchester United

+ Bangladesh building collapse toll hits 1,000

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CLEVELAND, Ohio

A US prosecutor says he will seek to press charges that carry the death penalty against a man accused of kidnapping three Ohio women, raping them and forcibly ending their pregnancies during a grim lost decade.

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LONDON

David Moyes faces the daunting task of following in the footsteps of Alex Ferguson after being officially confirmed as the manager of Manchester United on a six-year contract.

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DHAKA

The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster soars past 1,000 as more bodies are found in the rubble of a collapsed textiles complex, a day after a fire at another garment factory left eight dead.

700 words 0430 GMT by Shafiq Alam. Graphic. Picture

-- AMERICAS --

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SAN FRANCISCO

British yachtsman and double Olympic sailing medalist Andrew Simpson dies when a 72-foot catamaran of Swedish team Artemis capsizes during America's Cup training on San Francisco Bay.

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WASHINGTON

Britain's Prince Harry breaks hearts in Washington's corridors of power, showing more interest in landmines than the excited female staffers and interns who turned out to greet him at the start of a week-long visit to the US.

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WASHINGTON

Boston's top cop says his department was not briefed on a Russian intelligence warning about alleged bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev ahead of last month's devastating marathon blasts.

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NEW YORK

YouTube unveils its first paid subscription channels as the Google-owned video service makes a long-anticipated move to challenge streaming services like Netflix.

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-- EUROPE --

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LONDON

British Prime Minister David Cameron faces renewed pressure on Europe after a group of rebels from his own party push for a potentially embarrassing vote over a referendum on EU membership.

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ROME

A loudmouth in elections earlier this year, Silvio Berlusconi has been understated since then as he seeks to forge a statesman-like image marked by his surprisingly muted reaction to a court ruling that upheld his conviction for tax fraud.

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ROME

Italian knitwear innovator Ottavio "Tai" Missoni, whose distinctive colourful zigzag dresses became a global fashion empire, dies in his home at the age of 92.

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-- ASIA --

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WASHINGTON

After years of crisis, Pakistan's election offers a window for the United States to try to reset the relationship but Washington could face hard choices if the next leader allies with Islamists.

700 words 0230 GMT by Shaun Tandon and Nicolas Revise

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BEIJING

Five years after thousands of Chinese children died as their schools collapsed in an earthquake, new babies offer families a chance to rebuild their lives even as questions over poor building work and corruption remain.

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KUALA LUMPUR

A planned wave of protests over disputed Malaysian elections is the most provocative challenge to the ruling regime in years, upping pressure on a prime minister already smarting from polls that laid bare deep social schisms.

700 words 0400 GMT by Shannon Teoh. Picture.

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MANILA

Another Benigno Aquino is set to become one of the Philippines' most powerful politicians next week thanks to his name, part of what analysts warn is an increasingly destructive system of dynastic rule.

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TOKYO

The US dollar tops 100 yen for the first time in more than four years, the latest stage on a precipitous drop for the Japanese unit, sending Tokyo stocks soaring even as some warn it is too much, too soon.

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-- MIDDLE EAST --

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WASHINGTON

The problems that plague the Middle East, including Iran's nuclear ambitions and Syria's civil war, require "political, not military" solutions, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says.

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DAMASCUS

Syria threatens an immediate response to any new Israeli strike, after two reported attacks on military targets, as its Lebanese ally Hezbollah says Damascus would arm it with 'game-changing' weapons despite those strikes.

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JERUSALEM

Israel has signed off on plans for nearly 300 new settler homes near Ramallah, angering the Palestinians who accused the Israeli government of trying to "sabotage" US moves to rekindle peace talks.

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