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Passenger’s body found in Pacific lagoon after plane crash

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Canberra, Oct 2 (AP) - A passenger's body has been found in the Pacific lagoon where a plane crash-landed last week near an island runway in Micronesia.
Air Niugini had initially said all 47 passengers and crew had survived when the Boeing 737 crashed near the Chuuk island runway on Friday.
The Papua New Guinea national carrier said on Saturday one passenger had not been accounted for but was witnessed reaching a rescue dinghy as U.S. Navy sailors and locals helped people escape the sinking...
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Iraq's Kurds hold elections for regional parliament

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Irbil, Sep 30 (AP) - Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region held its long-delayed parliamentary elections on Sunday, a year after a vote for independence sparked a punishing backlash from Baghdad, leaving Kurdish leaders deeply divided.
More than 700 candidates are vying for 111 seats in the elections...
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Inglis to captain Kangaroos against New Zealand, Tonga

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Sydney, Oct 1 (AP) - Greg Inglis will lead Australia in its rugby league tests against New Zealand and Tonga this month, taking over as captain from the retiring Cameron Smith.
Coach Mal Meninga named a 19-man squad Monday with Inglis as captain and with four uncapped players: fullback James...
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3 dead after car explosion; perpetrator ‘probably killed’

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Allentown, Oct 1 (AP) - A car explosion that rocked downtown Allentown left three males dead, including the likely "perpetrator," officials said Sunday as federal authorities who are leading the investigation looked ahead to autopsies.
"We know there's been a criminal incident," District Attorney...
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ICC prosecutors urge judges to continue Ivory Coast trial

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The Hague, Oct 1 (AP) - International Criminal Court prosecutors urged judges Monday to continue the trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a government ex-minister on trial for their alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after the country's disputed 2010...
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