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More than 100 Die in Lake Victoria Ferry Disaster

The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned.

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Russia Warns US is 'Playing with Fire' over Sanctions

Moscow said Friday Washington's latest raft of anti-Russian sanctions that also target China undermined global stability, warning the United States against "playing with fire."

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4 Dead, Including Suspect, after Maryland Warehouse Shooting

A woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland got into an argument at work Thursday morning and began shooting colleagues, killing three before fatally turning the gun on herself, authorities and witnesses said.

Workers at the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern Maryland described terrifying moments of "crazy" gunfire and people screaming and running in all directions after the shooting. Others said they helped the wounded, one person tying blood-soaked jeans around a man's injured leg in a bid to stop the bleeding.

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Maldives Leader Looks to Tighten Grip as Opposition Muzzled

Maldives strongman Abdulla Yameen seeks a second term as president Sunday in a tourist paradise that has become a battleground for influence between regional giants India and China, and a source of global alarm over political oppression and a muzzling of the media.

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U.S. Sanctions Chinese Military Unit for Buying Russian Jets, Missiles

The United States expanded its sanctions war against Russia to China on Thursday, announcing punitive measures against a Chinese military organization for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles.

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Moon Rises in Ratings after Pyongyang Summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating jumped this week as he basked in an intense media focus on his summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, a survey showed Friday.

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Boko Haram Kills Nine Villagers in NE Nigeria

Nine people were killed and nine others injured when Boko Haram fighters raided two villages in northeast Nigeria, the civilian militia said on Thursday.

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Malaysia ex-PM Faces Barrage of Charges over $681 mn Bank Balance

Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak arrived in court Thursday to face a barrage of charges relating to $681 million of state funds that allegedly ended up in his personal bank account.

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Tensions Rise as EU Prepares for Final Brexit Stretch

EU leaders will on Thursday make preparations for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after clashing with Britain over how to bridge their differences to reach a divorce deal.

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3 Dead, 10 Homes Buried in Philippine Monsoon Landslide

At least three people were killed and 10 homes buried early Thursday in the central Philippines when heavy monsoon rains unleashed a landslide in a rural farming community, authorities said.

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