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Israeli girl happy over ‘thousand-for-one’ prisoner swap : A girl from Mitzpe Hila carries flowers as she walks next to the house of Gilad Shalit the morning after he returned from captivity in Gaza on Wednesday . Israeli soldier Shalit and hundreds of Palestinians crossed Israel’s borders in opposite directions as a thousand- for-one prisoner swap brought joy to families but did little to ease decades of conflict. Reuters

Gaddafi killed

Muammar Gaddafi is dead, Libya’s new leaders said, killed by fighters who overran his home town and final bastion on Thursday. His bloodied body was stripped and displayed around the world from cellphone video. Senior officials in the interim government, which ended his 42-year rule two months ago but had laboured to subdue thousands of diehard loyalists,

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Asia a crucial priority for US Navy - Admiral

The US Navy will place a top priority on deploying ships in the Asia-Pacific region even as it faces possible budget cuts that could curtail other global missions, the naval chief said Wednesday.

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Philippine airport ranked world’s worst

On complaints of thieving staff and dirty toilets:

The Philippine government pledged Wednesday to improve the country’s main airport after it was named the world’s worst following complaints of thieving staff, dirty toilets and a collapsing ceiling.

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UN Security Council to vote on Yemen violence

The UN Security Council will vote as early as the end of the week to condemn the violence in Yemen, where the situation is going from bad to worse, a senior western diplomat said Wednesday.

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