Asia-Pacific

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China has freed a ship owned by Japanese conglomerate Mitsui OSK after the company paid more than $A30 million in a dispute dating back to the 1930s.
A Nepalese government delegation will fly to Everest base camp on Thursday to negotiate with sherpas as another international company pulls out.
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.
Hong Kong and the Philippines say they have resolved a row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal.
Justin Bieber has apologised to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine.
US President Barack Obama has landed in Tokyo aiming to reinvigorate his policy of "rebalancing" US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia.
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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Middle-East

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon says millions of Syrians in need do not have access to aid, essential goods and services, including life-saving medicines.
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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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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.
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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Europe

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A young man fed up with drunken teenagers filming themselves in "neknominate" games has taken to the web hoping to influence others with random acts of kindness.
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In the first such acknowledgement, the Turkish prime minister has offered his condolences for the massacre of Armenians during World War I.
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Experts are calling for priority to be given to preventing and treating pancreatic cancer, which is predicted to kill 82,300 people in the EU this year.
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Some Australians who secured a ticket to the Gallipoli commemorations in 2015 are visiting this year too because they didn't know if they'd make the cut.
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Gunner Billy Hutchison will pay tribute to young men similar to himself, who died at Gallipoli almost a century ago, when he reads the Ode of Remembrance.
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A lone protester disrupted the dawn service in 2013, but it may have been a blessing in disguise as it's led to an overhaul of security at Gallipoli.

Africa

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Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has hailed South Africa's progress since apartheid, but will not vote for Jacob Zuma's ruling party in May.
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Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has hailed South Africa's progress since apartheid, but will not vote for Jacob Zuma's ruling party in May.
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Rescue operations are continuing in a remote, swampy area of the Democratic Republic of Congo after a train crash that has left at least 57 people dead.

Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

A freight train has derailed in the Congo, killing at least 30 people, officials say.
There are fears the world's youngest nation, South Sudan, is on the brink of collapse after four months of civil war.   

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.

North America

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A study says aspirin can halve the colon cancer risk for some people, providing you have a certain gene.
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A nine-year-old US boy who was abducted from his driveway says he sang a gospel song until his abductor freed him.
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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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Canada says it will remove or refit the tanker cars which erupted when a runaway freight train carrying fuel crashed into the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec.
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Canada says it will remove or refit the tanker cars which erupted when a runaway freight train carrying fuel crashed into the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec.
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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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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.

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.