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Drug convicts executed in Indonesia, Filipina not among them: media

CILACAP, Indonesia - Eight drug convicts were executed by an Indonesian firing squad early on Wednesday but a Filipina who was on death row with the Australians, Nigerians, a Brazilian and an Indonesian was unexpectedly not among them, local media reports said. | Video

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More than 150 rescued from burning ferry off Spain

MADRID - Emergency services rescued 156 people on Tuesday from a burning ferry crossing the Mediterranean from the island of Mallorca to the Spanish port of Valencia, the ferry operator and government officials said.

Spain 1:37pm EDT

Missing British girl's parents win damages from Portuguese ex-policeman

LISBON - A Portuguese court ruled on Tuesday that a former investigator of the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann pay 500,000 euros damages to her parents for alleging in a book that the girl had died in an accident and the McCanns had covered it up.

12:41pm EDT

Ukrainian leader's firm says assets seized in Russia

KIEV - Russian authorities have seized the assets of a confectionery factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Russian city of Lipetsk in order to block their sale, parent company Roshen said on Tuesday.

1:34pm EDT

UN renews Western Sahara force without changes Africans wanted

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council renewed for another year the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara but failed to accept African Union recommendations for changes to the force's mandate.

2:21pm EDT

Mali peacemaking in danger after rebel attack near Timbuktu: U.N.

BAMAKO - Tuareg rebels shot at peacekeepers outside the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali on Tuesday in an attack that endangers the United Nations-brokered peace process, the U.N. mission in the West African country said.

United Nations, Africa, Mali 12:48pm EDT

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