Asia-Pacific

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The US Geological Survey says a 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off Vanuatu.
North Korea has carried out another test-firing of what was thought to be two intermediate-range ballistic missiles.
Internal critics says a new Chinese law to tighten controls over foreign NGOs is draconian and will be detrimental to civil society in the country.
Thai police have arrested three men and are looking for one more who are said to have savagely attacked a UK family on holiday in the country.
A suspected powerful mid-range North Korean missile has crashed after launch, South Korea says.
The lawyer for more than 600 Manus Island detainees will seek a Papua New Guinea Supreme Court order to make Australia legally liable for the closure of the...
Strategy Analytics says the global smartphone market has shrunk annually for first time in the first quarter.
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Middle-East

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Indications are that Syria's government was solely responsible for an air strike on a hospital in Aleppo, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday, urging Russia to...
The UN envoy on Syria has urged the leaders of Russia and the US to salvage a "barely alive" ceasefire after a devastating airstrike on a hospital.
Reports that 150 US troops have entered Syria have prompted Damascus to condemn the move as "blatant aggression".
Armed men have abducted an Australian woman employee of a Danish non-profit organisation in Afghanistan.
Twenty people, including doctors and children, have died in airstrikes on a hospital in rebel-held Aleppo, Syria. Médecins Sans Frontières has condemned the...
The United Nations mediator on Thursday called on the leaders of the United States and the Russian Federation to salvage the 'barely alive' two-month-old...
Iraqi authorities have revoked the operating licence of the pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera and closed its offices in Baghdad.
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Europe

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A car shelling near a checkpoint in eastern Ukraine has left four civilians dead with an independent monitoring group saying more security is needed.
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Three on terror charges in UK

Three people have been charged with terrorism offences in the English city of Birmingham.
Two journalists have been jailed for blasphemy in Turkey, as Ankara continues a crackdown on freedom of expression.
Several hundred family members of those killed in the Hillsborough disaster are suing two British police forces.
Georgia is holding five nationals alleged to have tried to sell uranium for $US3 million.
Opposition parties in Bavaria are pushing for the use of Mein Kampf in schools to educate young people about Germany's history.

Africa

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Sudanese students have mounted a rare demonstration in Khartoum after a man was shot dead at another protest a day earlier.
A cholera outbreak on the African island of Zanzibar has killed at least 45 people since March, a health official says.
Eleven people have been shot dead in Cape Verde including eight soldiers, a local civilian and two Spanish citizens, reports say.
Opposition leader Julius Malema is being investigated by South African police for "inflammatory" speech, as political tensions grow.
A safe haven for rhinos is to be created in Australia, as wildlife groups say South Africa is not doing enough to protect the endangered species.
At least eight refugees have died when two female suicide bombers attacked a Nigerian camp for those displaced by the jihadist Boko Haram insurgency.
At least 200 Somalians have drowned while trying to cross illegally into Europe, the Somalian government has confirmed.

North America

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US puts drones over Libya

The US is beefing up its surveillance of Libya with drones in the sky in case additional military strikes are needed against Islamic State.
Colombia has now joined Latin American neighbours Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay in allowing same-sex marriage.
Former US House Speaker John Boehner launched a scathing attack on Presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday, calling him 'Lucifer in the flesh'.
The US has warned China to accept an upcoming international court ruling on the South China Sea or risk damaging its reputation.
A man who walked into a Baltimore television station dressed in a panda suit and saying he had a bomb has been shot and wounded by a police sniper.
New research suggests that reptiles, like people, may dream when they sleep.
About 16 US military personnel have been disciplined over an air strike on an Afghan hospital that killed 42 people.

South America

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Venezuela's public employees will work only on Monday and Tuesday as the country grapples with an electricity crisis.
A panel of international experts on Sunday accused Mexico's government of undermining their probe into the fate of 43 trainee teachers apparently massacred in...
The death toll from last week's earthquake in Ecuador has now passed 650, with 58 people also missing along the country's ravaged Pacific coast.

Second strong quake hits Ecuador

A second strong quake has hit disaster-stricken Ecuador but there are no reports of fresh damage as the government struggles to distribute aid.
Ecuador will hike its sales tax and sell assets to fund the multibillion-dollar bill to rebuild after last week's massive earthquake.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck off the coast of Ecuador, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says.
Rescuers in Ecuador are losing hope of finding more survivors from an earthquake that killed nearly 500 people and dealt a shattering blow to the South American...