Asia-Pacific

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New Zealand man Antony de Malmanche could face the death penalty after being caught with 1.7kg of crystal meth at Bali's airport.
Facebook says the outage that affected it and its photo-sharing site Instagram wasn't caused by hackers despite a tweet by the group Lizard Squad.
There are fears the remaining 92 missing bodies from the AirAsia plane crash may never be found, Indonesian officials say.
The lawyer for Bali Nine ringleaders Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan is determined to make a last-ditch appeal of their death sentences.
Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have at least another week to live, as Indonesia evaluates the executions from last week.
Hackers have targeted the official website of Malaysia Airlines and threaten to publish data found on its servers.
Protesters in Pakistan have shouted "death to France" during rallies against the publication of Prophet Mohammed cartoons by the Charlie Hebdo magazine.
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Middle-East

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There's been a serious outbreak of fighting between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. 
An audio message purportedly from Japanese hostage Kenji Goto said a Jordanian air force pilot held by Islamic State militants would be killed unless an Iraqi...
The Islamic State group has issued a new threat to kill a Jordanian pilot, setting a deadline for sunset on Thursday in the Middle East.
Hezbollah will pay the "full price" for a deadly rocket attack from Lebanon, Israel has warned as the UN attempts to defuse the situation.
Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh's father has pleaded with authorities to help save his son from execution by IS militants.
The clock is ticking down on another deadline set by IS militants to execute Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and Jordanian airman Maaz al-Kassasbeh.
US President Barack Obama has landed in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh for talks with new King Salman following the death of King Abdullah.
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Europe

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The Ukrainian president is pressing Russia's President Vladimir Putin to fulfil the terms of a peace deal as fighting rages in the country's east.
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The autopsy on the body of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko was one of the most dangerous post-mortem examinations ever, an inquiry has heard.
Scientists have found a 55,000-year-old partial skull which they say proves modern man and Neanderthals were in the same place at the same time.
Russia's parliament is considering a proposal to denounce the reunification of Germany as an illegal land grab of East Germany by its western neighbour.
A controversial Russian decree would try to stop transgender people from driving.  
Pregnant women promised vouchers were much more likely than non-rewarded peers to stop smoking, while weight watchers did better with cyber friends.

Africa

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An attack on a Tripoli hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans, has been claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group.
The United Nations has secured a pledge for the release of about 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan, in what it called 'one of the largest ever demobilisations...
Citizens of the United States, France, South Korea and the Philippines were among nine people killed when gunmen attacked a hotel in the Libyan capital.
Nine people, including five foreigners, have died in an assault by gunmen on a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital, with IS claiming responsibility.
Fears remain high of renewed attacks on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri after Boko Haram militants launched a weekend raid.
Liberia's president says the country has seen a dramatic turnaround of Ebola cases in the west African nation.

Nigerians told to fight Boko Haram

Residents in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri have been told to stay and fight Boko Haram rebels after a curfew was lifted.

North America

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Surfers ride out NY snow storm

A group of surfers in New York have decided to ride out this week's snow storm by hanging ten in blizzard conditions.
The US says Israel has a right to defend itself after the Israeli military returned fire when a Hezbollah attack killed two soldiers.
About 18,000 Twitter accounts linked to the Islamic State group have been suspended in recent months, dealing a blow to its ability to spread propaganda.
An international team of astronomers has announced the discovery of the oldest solar system with close-to-Earth-size planets found.
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The pilot of a drone that crashed on the White House lawn works for a department that provides imagery and analysis for US intelligence agencies.
Snapchat will show content from big media brands such as CNN in a bid to boost its popularity.

South America

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Chile has approved the country's first law authorising civil unions of gay and lesbian couples, giving them the same legal rights as unmarried couples.
Research in Brazil has discovered a protein in coffee with effects similar to morphine.
Ecuador President Rafael Correa says a website will alert subscribers when the government is being "defamed" by opponents online.
Argentina's president has claimed on Facebook that a prosecutor was killed to immerse her government in scandal.
A Costa Rican woman has managed to steal a TV under her skirt undetected.
Amazon tribesmen armed with spears, blowpipes and guns have briefly seized an oilfield run by Petrobell in Ecuador.
At least 158 people have been injured after two commuter trains collided in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state.