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Ten dead after ferry catches fire in Adriatic ROME: The death toll from a ferry fire in the Adriatic rose to 10 on Monday as the search for survivors went on into the night in seas off Albania.It was unclear how many people had been on board and whether any were still missing, but the Italian navy kept up its search, with almost 40 people still officially unaccounted for.As the search went on, survivors recounted the terrifying moments that the Norman Atlantic became engulfed by thick smoke in rough seas, forcing many into the chilly waters below.Italian Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi said that 427 people had been winched to safety by helicopter over the course of a 24-hour rescue operation carried out in an unusually fierce winter storm.Thirty-eight people were unaccounted for, according to an updated list of passengers and crew from the Greek operator, but there were doubts over the manifest's accuracy.Lupi said it was unclear if ...

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Australia hunts for killer shark with spear in throat SYDNEY: A teenager who escaped a shark attack that killed his friend in western Australia has described how he fired his spear gun into the suspected great white as authorities searched for the animal Tuesday.The victim, named by local media as 17-year-old Jay Muscat, died after he was bitten on the leg by a shark while spear-fishing off Cheynes Beach, near Albany in the southern tip of Western Australia (WA) state, on Monday.His friend Matt ...

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US sends warship as Indonesia expands search for AirAsia plane JAKARTA: A US warship Tuesday joined an expanded search for an AirAsia passenger plane missing off Indonesia as the pilot's last words to air traffic control were revealed.The recording shows the pilot wanted to avoid a menacing storm system before all communication was lost, an Indonesian air safety official said.More than 48 hours after the Airbus A320-200 carrying 162 people lost contact en route from Indonesia's second largest city Surabaya to Singapore, no clue has ...

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ECB may roll out heavy artillery against deflation in 2015 FRANKFURT: After a breathless year of action and now a new political crisis in Greece, the European Central Bank may finally roll out its heavy artillery in 2015 in its battle against deflation, analysts said.Bank watchers say new elections due in January in debt-mired Greece may prove unsettling for European partners but should remain manageable for the eurozone as a whole.This will mean the ECB's overriding challenge in the new year will continue to be ...

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Russia to deliver Navalny verdict amid anger at Putin MOSCOW: Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny could be facing jail on Tuesday after a sudden twist in his controversial fraud trail, which has angered his supporters.The date of the verdict, initially scheduled for January 15, was suddenly brought forward on Monday, raising concerns that the charismatic 38-year-old opposition leader could be sent to prison.The move also raises the possibility of clashes in central Moscow as authorities are tightening the screws against dissenters.This month prosecutors called ...