Asia-Pacific

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This year's Computex Taipei technology fair has attracted 1602 exhibitors from 30 countries.
Malaysia has sacked 15 officers who sabotaged immigration computers at major airports linked to Interpol, allowing people on its watchlist to enter.

Fire at Indian arms depot kills 16

A huge fire in an Indian arms depot has triggered an explosion, killing up to 16 people, including two army officers.
The government has revealed details about what it wants standardised plain cigarette packaging to look like.
South Korea's military says an attempted by North Korea to launch an intermediate-range missile appears to have failed.
The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has legalised homosexuality in a new crimes act that replaces a criminal code dating back to 1899.
Infrared cameras have captured rare footage of snow leopards in northwest China.
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Middle-East

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Diplomats and international monitors are concerned that Israel's settlement drive into Palestinian territories may be reaching the point of irreversibility.
Islamic State is urging Muslims to smash their satellite television sets to avoid hostile news, which is "no less dangerous than the military campaign".
Russian air strikes in the Syrian city of Idlib have killed 23 people, including seven children, and the death toll is likely to rise, say aid groups.
There are fears that civilians trapped in the city of Fallujah could be used as human shields when Iraqi forces try to retake the Islamic state held city
Russia denies it conducted air strikes on the Syrian city of Idlib, which Turkey says hit a mosque and hospital and killed more than 60 civilians.
Iraqi forces in Fallujah have had to repel an IS attack in the city's south as an aid group warned of a looming humanitarian crisis inside Fallujah.
Israel's new defence minister and ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman says he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians.
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Europe

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Finance News Update, what you need to know
Voters in the United Kingdom are warming to the idea of a possible Brexit, according to the two latest surveys which have surprised onlookers.

Paris to build migrant camp

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo says Europe's current migration crisis is unacceptable and the French capital will build a camp to house hundreds of refugees.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama and spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism has told a German newspaper that Europe has taken on too many refugees.
Over a thousand migrants died trying to cross from Libya to Italy, that largest estimated weekly death toll in over a year.
The WHO has doubled the safe sex period for anyone travelling to areas with Zika, saying the virus is present in body fluids longer than previously known.
Physicist Stephen Hawking says he's baffled by Donald Trump's popularity, labelling him a "demagogue" who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

Africa

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Ex-Chad leader Habre gets life

Former Chad president Hissene Habre has been sentenced to life in prison over the killing and torture of his political opponents during his rule.
South Sudanese soldiers are "getting away with murder", Human Rights Watch says in a new report on the fledgling nation.
At least 37 people have reportedly been killed in Congo after a bus got a flat tyre, crashed and burst into flames.
An outbreak of the Zika virus has been confirmed on the African islands of Cape Verde.
A second kidnapped 'Chibok girl' has been rescued, a spokesman for the Nigerian army says.
The first Chibok schoolgirl to be saved from Boko Haram two years after she was abducted, says her fellow students are still in a Nigerian forest.
The first of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram found in Nigeria's Sambisa Forest, says an activist.

North America

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Canada is set to follow Australia and introduce plain packaging on tobacco products.
US Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has hit out at the media for questioning his contributions to military veterans charities.

US to talk N. Korea with China

The US says it plans to speak with China at an upcoming strategy meeting on the issue of North Korea and how to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons.
Amber Heard has given a statement to the Los Angeles police supporting her claims her estranged husband Johnny Depp assaulted her.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has escaped punishment for inadvertently elbowing a fellow parliamentarian in a fracas in the House of Commons.
Americans are being warned of possible terror attacks in Europe over summer by the US State Department.
A Cincinnati Zoo might face criminal charges over an incident in which a gorilla was killed to rescue a four-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure.

South America

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Police in Brazil have arrested two people in a gang rape case, but say they are yet to prove that 30 men were involved.
A Mexican newspaper reports drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's lawyers have filed a legal challenge against his extradition to the US.
Colombia's National Liberation Army rebels have released three kidnapped journalists.
Brazil's president has called an emergency meeting to consider gender-related crime after a 16-year-girl was gang raped by more than 30 men.
Peru has declared an emergency in one region after tests found people, rivers and fish had been contaminated with mercury from illegal goldmining.

Man mauled by lions in Chile zoo

Zookeepers in Chile have been forced to shoot dead two lions which mauled a naked man who broke into their enclosure.
The president deployed troops this weekend claiming the US threatens to invade, as tensions escalate in the Latin American state.