Asia-Pacific

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A young footballer has died in India's north-east after damaging his spinal cord while doing a somersault to celebrate a goal.
A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.
In an interview with foreign media, Hong Kong's embattled chief executive Leung Chun-ying has reiterated his position that free elections are impossible.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has returned home confident of new relationship between Australia and Indonesia after a meeting with new Indonesian president Joko...
US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited Indonesia to press Southeast Asian nations to step up efforts in the fight against the Islamic State.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has held talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jakarta following the inauguration of Indonesia's new president.
Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum...
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Middle-East

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Prime Minister John Key has told parliament New Zealand has to play its part in the fight against Islamic State extremists in the Middle East.
A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.
There are reports of heavy fighting in Kobane as Islamic State jihadists launch an assault "on all fronts of the city".
Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to Kobane to fight Islamic State militants, the foreign minister says.
A suicide bomber has targeted a Shi'ite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.
American-led air strikes near Kobane have been helping Kurdish fighters repulse a new IS attempt to cut their supply lines from Turkey.
Australia has finalised a deal with Baghdad to deploy troops to assist Iraqi troops in their fight against Islamic State jihadists.
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Europe

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The Vatican is officially open for business, with the Catholic church renting out its Sistine Chapel for corporate events.
Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of French oil company Total, has died along with three crew members after their plane crashed on takeoff in Moscow.
A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.
A Bulgarian man paralysed in 2010 is walking again with the help of a frame as a result of research linked to a tragic accident at Bondi a decade ago.
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will visit Australia and Malaysia next month to discuss the co-operation in the MH17 investigation.
Palace officials say Prince George's new baby brother or sister is due in April and the Duchess of Cambridge's morning sickness is improving.

Africa

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A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.

Oscar Pistorius to learn sentence

Oscar Pistorius will learn his fate when Judge Thokozile Masipa sentences him for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free

The World Health Organization says Nigeria - Africa's most populous country - has shown the world "that Ebola can be contained".
Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.
Aid organisation Oxfam has called on the government to send troops into the west-African regions hardest hit by Ebola.
Fierce fighting has been raging in several parts of Libya's second city Benghazi between pro-government forces and Islamist militias.

Suspected bombers killed in Kenya

Kenyan authorities say they've killed five suspected bombers and recovered 100kg of TNT from their vehicle as it tried to cross the border.

North America

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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has reportedly died aged 82.
Stanford University research is pointing to a new concern over feeding healthy livestock low doses of antibiotics.
Several organisations report that at least 2000 children were slaughtered in Mexico between 2006-2014, often with "extreme forms of violence".
Giving her first speech in 13 years and joining Twitter, Monica Lewinsky told a packed auditorium that she became one of the earliest victims of cyber-bullying...
A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.
US firefighters rescued a woman from a chimney after she became stuck while allegedly breaking into the home of a man she met online, reports said Monday.

Boston bomb case to summon 1000

A US federal judge will summon at least 1000 people to fill out questionnaires for the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

South America

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A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.
State governor Angel Aguirre says some bodies recovered from clandestine graves in southern Mexico don't match the profiles of 43 missing students.
Eleven people are dead and 13 injured after they were struck by lighting in the Sierra Nevada mountains in northern Colombia.
Mexican authorities will "shine light on the criminal events in the Iguala area" as well as contribute to the search for missing students, officials say.
Brazil's incumbent president Dilma Rousseff faces a run off vote against centre right candidate Aecio Neves.
With nearly all ballots counted in Brazil's presidential election, incumbent Dilma Rousseff has 41 per cent of the vote and Aecio Neves 34 per cent.
At least 30 people have been killed in traffic accidents across Peru including 18 on board a bus which overturned after the driver lost control.