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US threatens more Russia sanctions US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in east Ukraine. Details Survivor's regret over ferry students A survivor of the South Korean ferry that capsized last week says he saw students trapped inside the vessel's cafeteria as it capsized. Details Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes Violent protests break out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police. Details US president embarks on Asia tour US President Barack Obama departs for a tour of Asia aimed at reassuring allies of his commitment to the region, amid rumbling tensions. Details Future of the net debated in Brazil Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed. Details Brunei delays tough new Islamic law The South east Asian nation of Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday. Details Mali group says French hostage dead Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead. Details Russian social network founder fired The founder of Russian social network VKontakte says he has been fired and that his site has been taken over by allies of President Putin. Details US abduction 'targeted wrong person' A US prosecutor was the original target of a kidnapping plot that ended with her father being held captive for five days, officials say. Details Brazil ex-president 'not murdered' Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered. Details Colombian tribute to Garcia Marquez Colombia honours its most renowned author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in a ceremony at the capital's cathedral, less than a week after he died aged 87. Details Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed' A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have recently hit the Earth is released by a US group seeking to show that impacts are more common than we think. Details Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report. Details