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  1. Pacquiao pleads for Indonesia to spare death row Filipina

    Pacquiao pleads for Indonesia to spare death row Filipina

    Manila (AFP) - World boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took time out Monday from final preparations for his $400 million megafight with Floyd Mayweather to plead for the life of a Filipina on death row in Indonesia.

  2. Boko Haram slaughtered civilians in weekend attack: witness

    Boko Haram slaughtered civilians in weekend attack: witness

    Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram gunmen massacred residents who tried to jump into Lake Chad seeking safety and burnt others alive after overpowering soldiers in a weekend attack in the restive region, a witness said Monday.

  3. Chan marries ahead of Indon executions

    Chan marries ahead of Indon executions

    Andrew Chan has married his fiancee Feby Herewila but the happy couple will never have a honeymoon or celebrate an anniversary together.

  4. Burundi police break up new protests against president

    Burundi police break up new protests against president

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Police in Burundi battled protesters Monday in a second day of demonstrations over a bid by the central African nation's president for a third term in office.

  5. Australian trafficker marries before Indonesia execution

    Australian trafficker marries before Indonesia execution

    Cilacap (Indonesia) (AFP) - An Australian drug trafficker married his girlfriend Monday on the Indonesian prison island where he is set to be executed soon, his brother said, urging the country's president to show compassion to the newlyweds.

  6. Leading rights activist arrested in Burundi: lawyer

    Leading rights activist arrested in Burundi: lawyer

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Police in Burundi on Monday arrested leading human rights activist Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa, his lawyer said, after violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in power.

  7. Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan's moderniser with an authoritarian streak

    Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan's moderniser with an authoritarian streak

    Astana (Kazakhstan) (AFP) - A shepherd's son who counts former British prime minister Tony Blair and Russian President Vladimir Putin among his admirers, Kazakhstan's Nursultan Nazarbayev has overseen two decades of change in his Central Asian country, while remaining entrenched himself.

  8. Australia-bound Prince Harry set to miss royal birth

    Australia-bound Prince Harry set to miss royal birth

    London (AFP) - Prince Harry seems set to miss the birth of his niece or nephew when he flies back to Australia on Monday, as his sister-in-law Kate waits to go into labour.

  9. Sudan's Bashir reelected with 94% of vote

    Sudan's Bashir reelected with 94% of vote

    Khartoum (AFP) - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir was elected to another five years in office, results showed Monday, despite international war crimes charges and a vote marred by low turnout and an opposition boycott.

  10. Bribe claim should've come up before: Joko

    Bribe claim should've come up before: Joko

    President Joko Widodo has questioned why bribery claims around the death sentences of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are only being aired now.

  11. Israel charges soldiers over looting during Gaza war

    Israel charges soldiers over looting during Gaza war

    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli military prosecutors have filed charges against three soldiers for alleged theft from Palestinians, and related offences, during last summer's Gaza war, the military said on Monday.

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