World News Update, What you need to know

World News Update, What you need to know

A wave of stabbings have left two Israelis wounded and an alleged Palestinian attacker dead as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to install more security cameras at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in a bid to defuse tensions.

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KHOMS - The bodies of at least 43 people thought to be migrants washed up on Libyan beaches east of the capital Tripoli at the weekend, the Red Crescent says.

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DAMASCUS, Oct 25 AFP - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country must "eradicate terrorism" to find a political solution to its civil war, as he reportedly expressed a willingness to hold new elections.

BANGKOK - Australia, already confronted by methamphetamine-type stimulants such as ice, is bracing for a wave of new synthetic drugs that experts say are highly addictive and often outside the law.

JOHANNESBURG - The father of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend says he wants to meet the Paralympic athlete to seek closure over the killing of his daughter.

WASHINGTON - The world would be a better place if dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still in power, top Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says.

CAIRO - A group of Egyptian and foreign experts have launched a new bid to unravel the "secrets" of the pyramids, including a search for hidden chambers inside four famed pharaonic monuments.


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Published 26 October 2015 at 7:35am
Source: AAP

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