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Sailor killed, three injured in blast on tanker

A Spanish sailor was killed on Thursday and three more seamen were injured in an explosion on a tanker anchored in the port of Drepano, in the prefecture of Achaia.

Of the three sailors who were hurt, one remained in critical condition at a nearby hospital last night while the injuries sustained by the other two were said not to be life-threatening.

Serbia in WC group with Montenegro, Australia and Japan

KAZAN - Serbia's water polo team will compete in Group D with Montenegro, Australia and Japan at the World Championship this year, the draw decided on Thursday.

The remaining groups will gather:

Group A: Croatia, Brazil, Canada and China,

Group B: Greece, the U.S., Italy and Russia,

Group C: South Africa, Hungary, Argentina and Kazakhstan.

Stephane Layani: French, Romanians know how to bring life's pleasures to the table

Stephane Layani, CEO of Semmaris, a business group that controls Rungis, a leading fresh produce wholesaler in the world, told AGERPRES in a recent interview that Romanians and French people are united by the fact that they know how to bring the pleasures of life around the table.

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Dacic holds bilateral meetings in Addis Ababa

BELGRADE/ADDIS ABABA - Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic had several bilateral meetings on the second day of the African Union Executive Council's session in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, including a meeting with Navtej Singh Sarna, Secretary (West) in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said in a release.

Pharrell Williams heads up 'Live Earth' global climate concert

More than 100 artists will take part in a global "Live Earth" concert on June 18 to galvanise demands for climate action, former US vice president Al Gore said Jan. 21.
"We are going to have one event all over the world on all seven continents," he announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Borsa Istanbul ranks among top 5 stock markets

Turkey's main stock exchange, Borsa Istanbul, was ranked among the top five performers in the world in 2014, the exchange announced in a statement late on Jan. 5.

The BIST-100 Index was the best performing investment instrument based on its 2014 annual yields, with Borsa Istanbul investors gaining an average yield of 26.43 percent in 2014, said the statement.

“Traditional African Murals” exhibition in Belgrade

BELGRADE - The exhibition entitled "Traditional African Murals" by Natasa Njegovanovic Ristic will be opened at the Museum of African Art in Belgrade on Tuesday.

The exhibition will display photographs of painted, relief and mosaic decorations used in house exterior and interior design and settlements in different parts of the African continent.