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  7 Killed In Shooting On China-Vietnam Border
    HANOI, Vietnam, April 18: The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country.

The government in the province of Quang Ninh says Vietnamese authorities early Friday detained a group of 16 Chinese including 10 men, four women and two children after they illegally entered the country.

  World Reacts To Death Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87
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    MEXICO CITY , April 18: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia´s Caribbean coast.

One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation, he brought Latin America´s charm and maddening contradictions to life in the minds of millions and became the best-known practitioner of "magical realism," a blending of fantastic elements into portrayals of daily life that made the extraordinary seem almost routine.

  12 Die After Mob Attacks UN Base
    JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, April 18: An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said.

The U.N. mission in South Sudan condemned the "unprovoked attack" and called for a full investigation into the "heinous murders."

  Scientists Discover First Earth-sized Planet That Could Support Life
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    LOS ANGELES , April 18: Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that´s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it´s not too hot and not too cold for life.

The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

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