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Death toll in attack on Kenyan university rises to 14: police source

NAIROBI - The death toll in an attack by gunmen on a Kenyan university campus near the border with Somalia has risen to 14, a police officer at the scene said on Thursday.

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Syrian aircraft bomb area near seized Jordan crossing

BEIRUT - Syrian military helicopters bombed areas close to the Jordanian border overnight after insurgents captured the Nasib border crossing, witnesses and a group monitoring the war said on Thursday.

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Germanwings co-pilot lied to doctors about sick leave: Bild

BERLIN - The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps allegedly lied to doctors, telling them he was on sick leave rather than flying commercial planes, German daily Bild reported on Thursday.

Thai junta's opponents fret over plan to grant coup plotters amnesty

BANGKOK - Under the new constitution being drawn up by a committee appointed by Thailand's junta and tasked with protecting the country from "parliamentary dictatorship", the architects of last year's military coup would enjoy immunity from prosecution.

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At least 54 dead, 15 missing after Russian trawler sinks off Kamchatka

MOSCOW - At least 54 crew on a Russian fishing trawler died and 15 were missing after it sank in freezing waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Western Pacific Ocean late on Wednesday, officials in the area said. | Video

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Two Chinese energy executives under investigation

BEIJING - Two senior energy executives are under investigation, authorities in China said on Thursday, as a corruption crackdown on state-owned enterprises continues to fell top officials.

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