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  1. Maradona-style handball as Shandong crash

    Maradona-style handball as Shandong crash

    Doha (AFP) - Yang Xu scored but then saw red for a Diego Maradona-style handball as Shandong Luneng were thrashed 4-1 by Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.

  2. N.Korea warns can conduct 'strike' on US, denies rights violations

    N.Korea warns can conduct 'strike' on US, denies rights violations

    Geneva (AFP) - North Korea's foreign minister warned Tuesday Pyongyang had the power to conduct a "pre-emptive strike" on the United States, following joint US-South Korea military drills earlier this week.

  3. Mother, kidnapped daughter reunited after 17 years

    Mother, kidnapped daughter reunited after 17 years

    An extraordinary reunion has taken place in South Africa - between a mother and her newborn girl who was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997.

  4. Petraeus to plead guilty to spilling secrets to mistress

    Petraeus to plead guilty to spilling secrets to mistress

    America's most prominent former military commander, David Petraeus, will plead guilty to illegally providing classified secrets to his mistress.

  5. Jailed Ukrainian pilot 'may be transferred to hospital'

    Jailed Ukrainian pilot 'may be transferred to hospital'

    Moscow (AFP) - A Ukrainian airforce pilot who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for 81 days might be transferred to a civilian hospital if her health deteriorates, the prison service said Tuesday.

  6. Kenyan president torches 15-tonne ivory stockpile

    Kenyan president torches 15-tonne ivory stockpile

    Nairobi (AFP) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to a giant pile of 15 tonnes of elephant ivory Tuesday, vowing to destroy the country's entire stockpile of illegal tusks by the year's end.

  7. Australians to leave Bali for execution

    Australians to leave Bali for execution

    Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will leave Bali's Kerobokan jail on Wednesday as Indonesia calls time after nine years on death row.

  8. Al-Jazeera reporter fined for drone flights over Paris

    Al-Jazeera reporter fined for drone flights over Paris

    Paris (AFP) - A French court Tuesday fined a British journalist 1,000 euros ($1,100) for flying a drone over central Paris and confiscated the machine, as authorities scramble to explain a recent series of mysterious overflights.

  9. Two more Khmer Rouge suspects charged with crimes against humanity

    Two more Khmer Rouge suspects charged with crimes against humanity

    Phnom Penh (AFP) - An investigating judge at Cambodia's UN-backed court Tuesday charged two more former Khmer Rouge cadres with crimes against humanity, days after the country's premier warned prosecuting further suspects could ignite a civil war.

  10. 3,600 people evacuated as Chile volcano erupts

    3,600 people evacuated as Chile volcano erupts

    Santiago (AFP) - A volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, spewing fiery plumes of lava into the night sky and forcing the evacuation of some 3,600 people in nearby towns.

  11. Iran says Obama nuclear remarks 'unacceptable'

    Tehran (AFP) - Iran's foreign minister rejected Tuesday as "unacceptable" remarks by US President Barack Obama who said a minimum 10-year nuclear deal offered the best hope of avoiding an atomic-armed Tehran.

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