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N. Korea finally offers condolences over ferry tragedy

by AFP
Women react after visiting a newly opened group memorial altar (back) for the victims from the sunken South Korean ferry "Sewol" at the Ansan Olympic memorial hall. Photo - AFP
Heads of state across the political and geographical spectrum have sent personal messages, including US President Barack Obama, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping.
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One dead as violent protests erupt in Rio
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Another UAE family targeted in London armed robbery
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