Wellington (AFP) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday pledged to hold a referendum on changing the national flag if he wins a third term in office in September.
Rebekah Brooks has been confronted in the witness box about a string of emails addressed to her from journalists while she was editor at the Sun.
Sydney (AFP) - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has sacked his treasurer and another senior minister for "creating instability" within the government of the poor but resource-rich Pacific nation.
Julie Bishop says the UK should support Australia's economic agenda at the G20 because both countries see the world through a similar prism.
Small businesses in the UK have or are optimistic about hiring staff in the coming months with increasing signs the economy is improving
Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Libyan authorities said they intercepted a North Korean-flagged tanker Monday which had loaded crude from a rebel-held eastern port, as the conflict over the country's key petroleum revenues escalated.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly destroyed his mobile phone before being arrested.
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BASEY (Philippines) (AFP) - Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said Monday.
Paris (AFP) - The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which on Monday was yet to be located three days after it dropped off the radar, has drawn comparisons with the 2009 crash of Air France flight AF447.
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