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Jakarta's governor says he has given his anti-death penalty view to President Joko Widodo, who he believes is considering all views on the subject.
Aircraft flying over the oceans around Australia and South East Asia are to be more closely tracked, in a move to try and avoid a repeat of the MH370...
The missing British schoolgirls feared en route to Syria have been spotted on CCTV footage from a bus station in Istanbul.
Murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov admitted to fearing for his life due to his opposition to President Vladimir Putin.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece will not seek a third bailout deal.
Sierra Leone has reintroduced travel restrictions as the number of new cases of Ebola rises again in the west African nation.
A Ukrainian journalist has been killed by shelling in east Ukraine.

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Facebook’s culture of the like is actively making it harder to express negative thoughts and feelings.
Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has reopened the national museum and said artefacts stolen by IS will be tracked down.
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Anonymous British street artist Banksy has created a politically-charged series of works, using destroyed houses and buildings in Gaza as a canvas.
The Islamic State group has released a video in which militants in Iraq are seen destroying ancient artefacts that included idols, which are prohibited by the...
Pupils noticed a remarkable likeness between a 17-year-old and her younger biological sister, who started attending the same school this year.

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has played down talk of another leadership spill.

Ambrose shoots up V8 grid

James Courtney has taken pole position for Sunday's 250 kilometre race at the Clipsal 500, while Marcus Ambrose will start from eighth spot.
Assistant treasurer Josh Frydenberg is standing by the government's decision not to hold a royal commission into financial advisers.
The missing British schoolgirls feared en route to Syria have been spotted on CCTV footage from a bus station in Istanbul.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - It is one of the accepted truths of international cricket that fielding is not India's particular forte but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men have...
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Joe Root anchored England's 309 for six with his fourth one-day international century in their World Cup Pool A clash with Sri Lanka at...
Melbourne Rebels co-captain Scott Higginbotham admits he needs to work on his discipline after a yellow-card against the Brumbies proved costly
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are trialling a new method of tracking aircraft in the wake of the MH370 disaster.

Gold output hits eleven year high

Gold output in Australia reached an 11 year high of 284 tonnes in 2014, but lower prices are harming job prospects and may cause premature mine closures.
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a million-dollar bash attended by thousands of faithful party supporters.
More than 260 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan this week, according to officials. The bulk of the deaths have come in Panjshir province, north of Kabul.

In pictures: Brit Awards 2015

Musicians turn out for the 2015 Brit Awards held at The O2 Arena, London
Hollywood stars arrive for the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 22 February 2015.
Lunar New Year celebrations are in full swing, but for many of our early Asian migrants, there wasn’t time or opportunity to celebrate when they first arrived.
Bone-chilling cold in the US Midwest shattered records in Chicago on Thursday, closing schools and starting its trudge eastward to an already frozen Boston and New York.
Asian communities around the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, also called the Spring Festival, on 19 February, ushering in the Year of the Goat, according to the traditional twelve year zodiac cycle.
Dancers on stilts, bare-chested cowboys, Carmelite nuns and plenty of bare flesh have flooded Rio's streets as revellers cranked up the volume at Brazil's intoxicating carnival festival.