Asia-Pacific

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A Pakistan library has been renamed "Osama bin Laden, the martyr", which commentators have described as a "huge embarrassment" for the government.
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A deadly outbreak of measles in Vietnam has killed more than 100 people, mostly young children, and infected thousands more.
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Malaysia and Australia will reportedly sign a deal specifying who will handle any wreckage recovered from the missing MH370 jet.
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A boat carrying a group of Christian worshippers has sunk off the Indonesian coast, with seven people including three children confirmed dead.
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The vice principal of a high school who was rescued from a ferry that sank with hundreds of his student on board has been found dead.
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Political campaigns have been suspended in South Korea following a ferry sinking that so far has claimed 28 lives, with TV shows and concerts cancelled.
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An Indian businessman has been arrested after surgeons found smuggled bars of gold bullion lodged in his gut.
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Middle-East

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Fourteen killed in Syria car bombing

A car bomb that exploded outside a Syrian mosque as worshippers were leaving has killed at least 14 people.
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Christians from across the world have gathered in Jerusalem for Good Friday.
An Iranian man has been spared the death penalty after the mother of the man he killed intervened with seconds to spare.
Anti-government Syrian fighters have attacked a military barracks in Aleppo, leaving at least 27 soldiers and 20 rebels dead.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have had 'difficult' discussions as they try to extend peace talks, sources say.
A suicide bomber has detonated a truck packed with explosives at a military base in northern Iraq.

Iran slashes nuclear stock: UN

Iran is complying with its interim deal with world powers, the latest report showing its stock of highly-enriched uranium has been cut by 75 per cent.
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Europe

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There is concern in the Jewish community in eastern Ukraine after pamphlets were handed out calling for Jews to register or risk being expelled.
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A hard-won agreement aimed at defusing the Ukrainian crisis is at risk of collapsing as pro-Russian rebels defy the deal.
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Allegations about conflict of interest have forced a close adviser of French President Francoise Hollande to resign amid a political scandal.
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Land Rover says a new concept it has come up with will allow drivers to view terrain just ahead of the wheels as if they could see through the front hood.
Italy has taken to eBay to sell luxury cars owned by the state that were "no longer deemed essential" in a bid to raise money.
The US says it will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian incursion there.
People born with a particular gene mutation are more likely to develop bowel cancer from eating processed meat, according to a US study.

Africa

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Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term, receiving more than 80 per cent of the votes.
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Zimbabwe ruler Robert Mugabe has repeated his claims that Europe is trying to force gay rights on Africa.
Gerrie Nel, the veteran South African prosecutor who grilled Oscar Pistorius on the stand, has more than earned his reputation for being a "pit bull".
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird says his Egyptian counterpart has assured him that a detained Canadian-Egyptian reporter is getting a fair trial.
Voting has ended in Algeria's election with the 77-year-old president, who has been in power since 1999, the firm favourite.
Most of the 129 Nigerian girls abducted from their school by Boko Haram Islamists are still missing, the military admits.
An attack on a UN base in South Sudan has killed at least 58 people with more than 100 wounded.

North America

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Polish retiree kayaks the Atlantic

Polish retiree Aleksander Doba has arrived in Florida after apparently kayaking solo from Portugal.
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US Congress' dirty little secret

Hustler founder Larry Flynt has been sending monthly copies of his magazine to every US Congress member since 1983.
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An American teacher who reportedly told a student the country didn't need another black president has been sacked.
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Powerful quake rattles Mexico

People have fled into the streets in Mexico after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the Pacific resort of Acapulco.
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Malala portrait up for US auction

A portrait of Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai is expected to collect between $US60,000 and $US80,000 at a US auction.
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NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes

NASA's moon explorer has intentionally crashed on the lunar surface after completing its mission.
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Muslims in New York City have welcomed the end of a controversial program that spied on the city's Islamic community.

South America

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The author of such classics as 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' and 'Love in the Time of Cholera' has died at the age of 87, Colombia's president said.
Investigators have discovered the corpses of 40 newborn babies in a Brazilian hospital, some which had been decaying for up to five years.
Amazon villagers tied two men to a tree swarming with venomous ants for allegedly stealing three motorcycles.
At least 11 helicopters, six planes, and 2000 police and soldiers, as well as battalions of firefighters, are fighting the Chilean blaze for the third day.
At least 36 people are dead after an early morning accident involving a bus and a parked trailer-truck in southeastern Mexico.
Emergency crews have battled outbreaks from a deadly blaze that tore through parts of the historic Chilean port city of Valparaiso.

Chile fire toll climbs to four

A raging wildfire in Chile has killed four people, authorities say.