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17-Year-old boy strangles ex-girlfriend to death after tracking her down on Facebook

A jilted teenager strangled his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend after using her Facebook posts to track her movements in Romania.

Eduard Vaida, 17, began stalking Paula Dindiligan when she ended their two-year relationship alleging that he had hit her after becoming overly jealous.

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France: Charlie Hebdo attackers killed

French police have stormed two hostage sites in Paris and north of the city.

Gunshots and explosions have been heard at a printworks warehouse in Dammartin-en-Goele, where two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo shootings were holding at least one hostage.

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AirAsia QZ8501: Debris and body seen by Indonesia search teams

Search teams have spotted debris at sea in the hunt for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, Indonesian officials say.

Several objects and a body were seen floating in the Java Sea off the Indonesian part of Borneo, in one of the search zones for the plane.

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Jackie Chan's son jailed over 'wee'

Jaycee Chan, the son of action film star Jackie Chan, has been jailed for six months for a drug offence.

Chan, 32, pleaded guilty in Beijing's Dongcheng District Court to "sheltering others to use drugs".

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Indonesian Official Says AirAsia Plane is Likely "at the Bottom of the Sea"

Officials are seeing little need to mince words about the fate of AirAsia Flight 8501, making it clear there is almost no hope of finding anything but debris of the jet carrying 162 people.

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Gun attack on French magazine kills 12

Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring seven, French officials say.

At least two masked attackers opened fire with assault rifles in the office and exchanged shots with police in the street outside before escaping by car.

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Italy ferry fire: Over 160 still awaiting rescue

Though 316 passengers were rescued from an Italian-flagged ferry carrying 478 people that Sunday caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu, more than 160 people are still awaiting rescue.

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Italy coast guards board abandoned ship Ezadeen

Italian authorities have taken control of a ship carrying 450 people that was abandoned by its crew off Italy's coast.

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Ukraine votes to drop non-aligned status

Ukraine's parliament has voted to drop the country's non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership.

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