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Ferry sinks off the Philippines, dozens dead

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines, killing at least 36 people.

BP settles 2010 US oil spill claims for $18.7b

5:32am BP reaches a comprehensive US$18.7 billion settlement with the US government and five states over 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

False alarm over possible shooter at Navy Yard

No injuries were reported at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC after reports of a possible shooter.

Boko Haram gunmen kill 'many' in Nigeria attack

5:56am Suspected Boko Haram insurgents shot dead possibly as many as 97 in a town in northeast Nigeria.

TransAsia captain: 'pulled back wrong throttle'

Captain turns off only working engine of TransAsia plane, lurching it through buildings and into a river.

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