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Anzacs remembered fondly in France

A crowd of 4500 has gathered at Villers-Bretonneux in northern France to pay respects to fallen Australian soldiers.
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Sainthood looms for two Popes

The double canonisation of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be presided over by Pope Francis on Sunday.
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Just 4400 pilgrims have gathered in Gallipoli for the Anzac Day dawn service - less than half the 10,500 who will attend the centenary in 2015.
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Pilgrims camped overnight to attend the Gallipoli dawn service, which heard that while the Anzacs were ordinary men they did extraordinary things in 1915.
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Rooney among first in doping pilot

Players at 2014 World Cup in Brazil will have their blood and urine compared to samples taken in previous competitions to check for discrepancies.
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The medical examiner's office in New York has ruled that the death of the Duchess of Cornwall's brother Mark Shand, was an accident.
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The Ukraine crisis has escalated as Kiev tried to reclaim a town from pro-Kremlin rebels, and Russian troops began military exercises on the border.
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UK police have charged a woman with murder after the bodies of her three severely disabled children were found at their home in London.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says the internet is being controlled by the CIA, who are monitoring people who use it.
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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has gone on trial accused of paying tens of millions of dollars to ensure his continued grip on the motor sports empire.
A London landmark office tower is in a bit of a pickle, with debt forcing the building into receivership.
An American journalist who has been freed after being kidnapped by pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine believes he was specifically targeted.
A piece of a 30-metre-high wooden cross honouring John Paul II has collapsed at an Italian ceremony, killing a young man.
The IMF will make a decision at the end of the month regarding a financial aid package for Ukraine amid heightening tensions over the country.
US President Barack Obama has commended Armenians and Turks for acknowledging "painful elements of the past".
Russia has ordered new military exercises in regions bordering Ukraine in response to Kiev's operation against militants in the east.
The deployment of military in east Ukraine by the Kiev authorities will "have consequences", Russian President Vladimir Putin says.

Rebels killed in Ukraine operation

Up to five pro-Kremlin rebels have been reported killed in the Ukrainian military's operation to dislodge militants from the eastern town of Slavyansk.
Officials have confirmed another 20 Australians have been identified of the 250 soldiers recovered from a mass WWI burial site in France.
The Australian Army's Chief of Joint Operations says Anzac Day is a time to pay tribute to soldiers still risking their lives around the world.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has gone on trial in Germany accused of bribery.
French researchers are warning that cannabis use can damage the heart, a complication they have especially in young males.
Russia has issued a warning of consequences after Kiev claimed it had inflicted stinging defeats on pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine.
A young man fed up with drunken teenagers filming themselves in "neknominate" games has taken to the web hoping to influence others with random acts of kindness.
In the first such acknowledgement, the Turkish prime minister has offered his condolences for the massacre of Armenians during World War I.
Experts are calling for priority to be given to preventing and treating pancreatic cancer, which is predicted to kill 82,300 people in the EU this year.
Some Australians who secured a ticket to the Gallipoli commemorations in 2015 are visiting this year too because they didn't know if they'd make the cut.
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Gunner Billy Hutchison will pay tribute to young men similar to himself, who died at Gallipoli almost a century ago, when he reads the Ode of Remembrance.

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