Asia-Pacific

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A Nepalese government delegation will fly to Everest base camp on Thursday to negotiate with sherpas as another international company pulls out.
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US President Barack Obama has been hosted at a tiny Tokyo sushi bar, with just 24 seats and located in a scruffy basement in an ageing commercial building.
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Hong Kong and the Philippines say they have resolved a row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal.
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Justin Bieber has apologised to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine.
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US President Barack Obama has landed in Tokyo aiming to reinvigorate his policy of "rebalancing" US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia.
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The Thai navy has rejected pleas to drop charges against an Australian journalist facing jail over a report alleging navy involvement in human trafficking.
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Heavily-armed pirates have kidnapped three Indonesian crew of a Singapore-managed tanker in the Strait of Malacca.
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Middle-East

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Rival Palestinian leaders have forged an agreement to form a national consensus government within weeks, but Israel has reacted angrily.
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UN hears calls for Syria gas probe

The UN is set to launch an inquiry into fresh allegations of a chlorine gas attack in Syria.
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The first challenger to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has registered for the June 3 election, as the government defends criticism of the poll.
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Three people have been killed in attacks across Iraq in the latest bloodshed ahead of next week's elections.
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An Israeli warplane has struck the Gaza Strip shortly after rival Palestinian movements agreed to form a unity government of independents.
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Palestinians are making a new attempt to overcome their political split by holding general elections in seven months.

Bomb kills police general in Cairo

A bomb placed under a police car in Cairo has killed a police brigadier general.
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Europe

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A boatload of tourists has disrupted rehearsals for the Gallipoli dawn service by noisily swimming less than 100 metres off the North Beach heritage site.
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Residents of the eastern Ukraine town of Svyatogorsk have questioned the validity of reports their town has been liberated from pro-Kremlin separatists.
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Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, a commander during the 1998-99 war, has opposed the creation of a war crimes court, calling it unjust and an insult.
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Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, a commander during the 1998-99 war, has opposed the creation of a war crimes court, calling it unjust and an insult.
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The European Commission says its energy commissioner will finalise an accord on the supply of European gas to Kiev.
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Globe to do worldwide Hamlet tour

Shakespeare's Globe theatre is setting out to test the Bard's maxim that "all the world's a stage" by taking Hamlet to every country on Earth.
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Moscow insists Kiev pull back troops

Russia is calling for an "immediate de-escalation of the situation in Ukraine's southeast", insisting Kiev withdraw troops.

Africa

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DR Congo train crash kills 37

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo fear the death toll from a passenger train crash, which currently stands at 37, will rise.
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Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

A freight train has derailed in the Congo, killing at least 30 people, officials say.

French hostage in Mali is dead

A jihadist group in Mali says a 62-year-old French man they kidnapped in 2012 is dead.
Specialist teams are being flown to Madagascar to try to stop a stricken ship off the country's north coast from leaking crude oil.
An Egyptian court trying Al Jazeera journalists has been shown new evidence, described as "meaningless" by Australian Peter Greste.

Massacre in SSudan: UN

The UN says hundreds of civilians sheltering in a mosque and a hospital have been killed in a massacre by rebels in South Sudan last week.
The family of Oscar Pistorius have rejected suggestions he took acting lessons ahead of his murder trial.

North America

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WikiLeaks source gets a new name

The US soldier convicted on espionage charges after leaking secret documents has won a court ruling to change her name to Chelsea Manning.
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Google is letting people turn back the clock on Street View to show how places have changed over the seven years it has been collecting pictures.
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Camilla's brother seriously hurt

The Duchess of Cornwall's brother has suffered a serious head injury after falling outside an after-party for a charity event in New York.
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The US State Department says it is "deeply concerned" over reports of the kidnapping of an American journalist by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

Pentagon shows off life-size robot

The Pentagon's scientists have created a life-size robot that would be used to rescue victims in the rubble of a natural disaster.
Microsoft has expanded a program that allows US schools to stop ads from appearing when the Bing search engine is used.
The US has lifted the freeze on the delivery of major weapons to Egypt, saying it will deliver 10 Apache helicopters.

South America

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Security in Rio de Janeiro has been beefed up after violent clashes dealt another blow to the Brazilian city's public image ahead of the World Cup.
Representatives from countries across the world are meeting in Brazil to map out principles that would govern the internet and its use.
A man has been shot dead as violent protests erupt yet again in a Rio de Janeiro slum.
A panel of experts says Brazil's former president Juscelino Kubitschek was killed in a car crash, contradicting a report last year that he was murdered.
A least six gunmen have stormed the depot of the private Brazil bus company, torching more than 30 vehicles.
A fire in Chile's UNESCO World Heritage port city of Valparaiso has been brought under control after claiming 15 lives and leaving many homeless.
Protests are continuing in Venezuela with opponents of President Nicolas Maduro clashing with riot police in the capital.