US philanthropist Howard Buffett has announced a security program to protect rhinos covering one-third of the vast Kruger National Park.
The pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was an "obsessive" supporter of the country's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, according to a UK report.
Washington (AFP) - The United States on Saturday offered condolences to the family of a Chinese activist who died while in detention and urged Beijing to respect human rights.
Canberra (AFP) - The ACT Brumbies ended the NSW Waratahs' winning start to the Super 15 season with a thrilling 28-23 victory in Canberra on Saturday.
Tokyo (AFP) - Thousands of campaigners rallied against nuclear power in Tokyo Saturday, as the government and utilities move toward resumption of reactors in southern Japan.
Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono left Saturday for Sumatra, to take the lead in an operation to combat massive forest fires, which has so far proved fruitless.
Dunedin (New Zealand) (AFP) - Dogged defence by the Western Force, reduced to 13 men over the closing stages, saw them hang on for a desperate 31-29 bonus-point win over the Otago Highlanders in their Super 15 clash in Dunedin Saturday.
Berlin (AFP) - Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has said he hopes President Xi Jinping makes time to see his exhibition during the leader's visit to Germany this month, in an interview published on Saturday.
Bangkok (AFP) - Thailand on Saturday sentenced dozens of asylum seekers thought to be from China's Uighur minority for illegal entry, an official said, despite a US appeal for their protection.
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Russia vetoed a Western-backed resolution condemning the Crimea referendum at a UN Security Council emergency vote Saturday but China abstained, isolating Moscow further on the Ukraine crisis.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Confirmation that a missing Malaysian airliner was deliberately diverted suggests several scenarios that have sharpened scrutiny of the passengers and cockpit crew, with police reportedly searching the pilot's home.
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