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Strong 7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

- An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighbouring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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The robot is ready - so when will deep sea mining start? 18 Apr 2014

NEWCASTLE, England/LONDON - The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea (PNG) - when a wrangle over terms is solved.

Armed mob under guise of peaceful protest attacks U.N. in South Sudan 18 Apr 2014

UNITED NATIONS - A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base sheltering some 5,000 civilians on Thursday and opened fire, the world body said.

Armed mob under guise of peaceful protest attacks U.N. in South Sudan 18 Apr 2014

UNITED NATIONS - A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base sheltering some 5,000 civilians on Thursday and opened fire, the world body said.

Nigerian state, army says most abducted schoolgirls still missing 17 Apr 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigeria's northeast Borno state said on Thursday only 20 of up to 129 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels were back with their parents, and the military retracted an earlier statement in which it said it had freed most of them.

French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali 17 Apr 2014

GAO/PARIS - French troops in Mali on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the French and Malian governments said, killing about a dozen of their captors in the process.