Confirmed: 24 killed after ferry sinks off Zanzibar coast





24 people have died after a ferry carrying 280 passengers and crew sank near the island of Zanzibar earlier today. Officials stated that 145 persons were rescued, however many more are still missing. The Navy said the boat got into difficulties due to strong winds after it left the city of Dar-es-Salaam.



  
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Liverpool edge Norwich to extend EPL lead

Liverpool edge Norwich to extend EPL lead
English title chasers Liverpool extended their lead at the top to 5 points heading into the last three games of the season after they clinched a hard fought 3-2 win at relegation battlers Norwich. Liverpool were seeking to take advantage of Sunderland's win over Chelsea, and they took a fourth minute lead through Jamaican-born winger Raheem Sterling. In the 11th minute, Luis Suarez made it 2-0 for Liverpool as the Merseyside club took full control of the game. Norwich reduced the lead through Gary Cooper in the 54th minute, but 8 minutes later it was Sterling again who got on the scoresheet for a 3-1 scoreline. A header from Robert Snodgrass gave Norwich another goal for 3-2 in the 77th minute to setup a tense finish at Carrow Road for both sides. Liverpool then held on to claim all three points and they are now on 80 points, while Norwich sit in 17th position, on 32, just two points above the relegation zone.
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Arsenal get comfortable win at Hull City

Two goals from German striker Lukas Podolski and one from Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a comfortable 3-0 win over Hull City as they cemented their hold on fourth place in the English Premiership. Both sides who will meet in this season's FA Cup final sought to impose their style on the game, and it was Arsenal who took the initiative as Ramsey scored from a layoff from Santi Carozola in the 31st minute. Podolski scored on the stroke of half time with the assist coming from Ramsey. In the 54th minute, it was Podolski again grabbing his fourth goal in as many games to extend Arsenal's lead to 3-0. The results sees Arsenal (70) stretch their lead over Everton (66) for the fourth Champions League place to four points, while Hull City in 14th are on 36 points.
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Everton brush Man United aside at Goodison Park

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Crime scene near Decarteret Road

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Fatal stabbing in Manchester

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May 2010 Operation in Kirkland Heights
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Image courtesy of  www.ridoutphoto.com
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