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  1. Four on short list for Perkin media prize

    Four on short list for Perkin media prize

    Four reporters have been short-listed for the richest prize in Australian journalism, the Graham Perkin Award.

  2. Malaysia's AirAsia X to cut costs, may defer plane deliveries - acting CEO

    Malaysia's AirAsia X to cut costs, may defer plane deliveries - acting CEO

    By Praveen Menon
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's AirAsia X Bhd will cut flights on unprofitable routes, reorganise staff and defer some aircraft deliveries to turn a...

  3. Australia set to send more troops to Iraq

    Australia set to send more troops to Iraq

    Australia is poised to send more troops to Iraq to train local soldiers as part of international efforts to hold back Islamic State.

  4. Abbott rejects Iraq troops story

    Abbott rejects Iraq troops story

    Tony Abbott has denied ever discussing unilaterally sending in troops to Iraq but says he did consider putting troops on the ground in Ukraine.

  5. Europe warns Russia over Ukraine deal

    Europe warns Russia over Ukraine deal

    Kiev (AFP) - European powers warned Russia it risked fresh sanctions if a ceasefire deal aimed at ending the 10-month war between Ukraine troops and pro-Moscow rebels was not implemented.

  6. EU ready for 'necessary steps' if Ukraine pact breached: Tusk

    EU ready for 'necessary steps' if Ukraine pact breached: Tusk

    Brussels (AFP) - The EU warned Russia Thursday it was ready to take further measures in addition to the sanctions it has already imposed if a new Ukraine peace pact is breached, the bloc's president Donald Tusk said.

  7. Ten months of bloodshed in Ukraine

    Ten months of bloodshed in Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) - A new peace deal aimed at ending 10 months of conflict in eastern Ukraine was agreed at a summit in Minsk on Thursday, although some leaders have cautioned that major hurdles remain.

  8. Censored MH17 aftermath documents released

    Censored MH17 aftermath documents released

    Heavily censored documents about the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines flight downing have been released by the Dutch government.

  9. EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit

    EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit

    Brussels (AFP) - EU foreign ministers postponed new sanctions against Russia for a week to boost the chances of success at a four-way Ukraine peace summit Wednesday, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said.

  10. Malfunction forces AirAsia X to abort flight, turn back

    Malfunction forces AirAsia X to abort flight, turn back

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - A system malfunction forced the pilots of an AirAsia X flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah to abort the flight and return to Malaysia on Sunday, the AirAsia Group's CEO said.

  11. Abbott's best slips and gaffes

    A selection of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's gaffes and slips.