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Nigeria militant still holding 85 schoolgirls after raid

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still holding 85 girls it abducted from a raid on a secondary school in northeastern Borno state this week, although the other 44 were free, the state government said on Saturday.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

ACAPULCO, Mexico: A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

Miami mayor defends Beckham stadium plan

MIAMI: The mayor of Miami on Friday defended David Beckham’s plans to build a state-of-the-art stadium on the city’s waterfront, rejecting criticism of the project by a coalition of business groups.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> Captain, crew members arrested

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Captain, crew members arrested

MOKPO, South Korea: The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested today on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives.

Plane spotted in Iran registered to US bank

SALT LAKE CITY: An airplane that ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement that has prompted recent warnings from a government watchdog.

Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday

WASHINGTON: A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation’s capital.

White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment

WASHINGTON: The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.

Iran nuclear deal proves elusive

Foreign ministers from world powers struggled Saturday to nail down a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, with US Secretary of State John Kerry announcing his imminent departure and Iran's chief negotiator downbeat.

Fall rules Worley out of Winter Olympics

France's Tessa Worley, the reigning world giant slalom champion, has been ruled out of the Winter Olympics next February after a fall during the World Cup slalom race at Courchevel on Tuesday.

Moyes defiant as United's top-four bid falters

Manchester United manager David Moyes had no concerns about his side's performance despite the champions suffering their eighth Premier League defeat of the season at Stoke City's windswept Britannia Stadium.