Asia-Pacific

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Bali Nine final appeal to wrap up

A court battle to have Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran's case for clemency heard in an administrative court will hear closing arguments on Wednesday.
The Bali drugs trial of New Zealander Antony de Malmanche has started with prosecution witnesses from the customs office.
India is the world's second largest beef exporter and fifth biggest consumer, but its Hindu nationalist government is now wanting to ban cow slaughter across the...
Up to 50 New Zealand soldiers are in Australia training for their Iraq deployment at a date still to be set.

Singapore teen in court over video

A teenager in Singapore has been released on bail after being charged for posting a YouTube video titled "Lee Kuan Yew is finally dead".
Police in Bali have announced a new special taskforce amid concerns about radical preaching on the island where terror has struck before.
A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no...
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

Eight men, said to be Shi'ite Muslims, have been beheaded in a video released by the Islamic State group.
Eighteen members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been named by Egypt's top prosecutor as terrorists.
The Gulf Co-ordination Council member states want a UN Security Council arms embargo imposed against the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the...
Iran demanded an immediate halt to Saudi-led military operations in Yemen on Thursday and said it would make all necessary efforts to control the crisis there,...
Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have launched a military operation involving air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters as residents tell of airstrikes on...

Yemen on brink of civil war

The UN is warning Yemen is on the brink of civil war - with implications beyond the country's borders.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

Hee-haw against the wolves

German farmers have come up with a novel way to stop wolves attacking their sheep. They are using donkeys to stand guard and scare off the predators.
A LGBT activist who is standing as a candidate in the UK election says he deliberately contracted HIV.
A study has found that binge drinking in the UK costs the nation STG4.9 billion ($A9.49 billion) a year.

Children's 'porn addiction' fears

Easy access to porn on the internet is affecting children with many reporting they have seen images that have shocked or upset them.
Italian police investigating the doomed final trip of the cruise ship Costa Concordia now believe the ship was harbouring a dark secret.
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It could take up to four months to identify victims from last week's Germanwings crash through DNA evidence, an expert has warned.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

The Tunisian museum where 22 people died following an attack from two extremist gunman has reopened.
Results from Nigeria's elections, potentially the closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999, are due to start trickling in after a weekend vote...
A siege by al-Shabab militants at a Mogadishu hotel has ended, police in Somalia say.
Sierra Leone's six million people are being confined to their homes for three days in a final bid to stamp out Ebola.
Boko Haram extremists have captured hundreds of Nigerian civilians and are using them as human shields.
A South African judge says there is "overwhelming" evidence against an Australian-born tennis star Bob Hewitt found guilty of raping young girls.
Less than a week after its jihadist attack, Tunisia's national museum is due to reopen with a ceremony including a concert by the Tunis symphony orchestra.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

The doctor who performed a procedure on a 29-year-old Australian woman in Mexico is under investigation for possible medical negligence.
It's not yet clear if police fatally shot one of two men, dressed in women's clothing, who attempted to drive into the US national spy agency's grounds.
Protests have sprung up in the streets of Indianapolis, the capital of the US state of Indiana, after the passing of a controversial law critics say paves the way...
Not only will Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington have to face a paparazzo's lawyer, but the new parents have to pay for his LA airfare, hotel and travel time.
Some online frequent flier accounts have been hacked, British Airways says.
Sniffer dogs have been called in to help search for two people missing after what's believed was a gas explosion levelled three New York buildings.
A US jury has quashed claims of sex discrimination and retaliation in a high-profile lawsuit.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Several of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground in 2010 have lost their homes in floods in the same region.
Dozens of people have been killed during storms which brought intense rains, landslides and high waves to Ecuador and Chile, with many more missing.

Peru bus pile-up kills 37

A Peru crash involving three buses and a truck has left 37 people dead and another 70 people hurt.
Indigenous leaders from Peru's Amazon region say they're still waiting for government protection from illegal loggers.
A magnitude-6.1 earthquake has shaken far northern Chile.
Chile is facing a "massive environmental catastrophe" due to wildfires in its south.

Ten killed in Uruguay plane crash

A plane has crashed into a lake in eastern Uruguay, killing all 10 people on board, rescue officials say.