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  1. Japanese man arrested over drone found on PM's office roof

    Japanese man arrested over drone found on PM's office roof

    Tokyo (AFP) - A Japanese man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly flying a small drone with traces of radioactivity onto the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office, police said.

  2. We will never forget diggers, France says

    Almost a century on, the sacrifice made by Anzacs on the Western Front has been remembered in northern France.

  3. Vietnam protests Canada 'boat people' commemoration

    Vietnam protests Canada 'boat people' commemoration

    Hanoi (AFP) - Hanoi has issued a stern rebuke to Ottawa after the Canadian senate passed a bill commemorating the arrival of tens of thousands of "boat people" who fled after Saigon fell to the communists 40 years ago.

  4. Anzacs 'Australians at our best': Abbott

    Anzacs 'Australians at our best': Abbott

    Most Australians have never donned a uniform and fought for their country but we are all better for the Anzacs who did, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

  5. Mercy pleas for Indonesia death row inmates as families arrive

    Mercy pleas for Indonesia death row inmates as families arrive

    Cilacap (Indonesia) (AFP) - Families of foreign drug convicts set to be hauled before the firing squad in Indonesia issued desperate mercy pleas on Saturday, as relatives and diplomats descended on a prison island ahead of the looming executions.

  6. Baird remembers flood victims and veterans

    Baird remembers flood victims and veterans

    NSW Premier Mike Baird has acknowledged two war veterans who died in the recent floods, while addressing crowds at an Anzac Day commemoration service.

  7. Australia PM hails Gallipoli soldiers on Anzac Day

    Australia PM hails Gallipoli soldiers on Anzac Day

    Sydney (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday hailed the sacrifice of the thousands of soldiers from Australia and New Zealand killed in the Battle of Gallipoli, 100 years after they launched the first attacks on the western Turkish peninsula.

  8. Man fighting for life after shark attack in Australia

    Man fighting for life after shark attack in Australia

    Sydney (AFP) - A surfer was fighting for his life on Saturday after being mauled by a shark in Australia's south, police said.

  9. Oil from Russian trawler wreck reaches Canaries' beaches

    Oil from Russian trawler wreck reaches Canaries' beaches

    Madrid (AFP) - Oil from the wreck of a Russian trawler that sank off the Canary Islands last week has washed up on the beaches of the picturesque tourist islands, Spain said.

  10. West Africa battles mystery of 'post-Ebola syndrome'

    West Africa battles mystery of 'post-Ebola syndrome'

    Monrovia (AFP) - As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often-deadly virus on the survivors.

  11. Togo votes for a new president

    Togo votes for a new president

    Lome (AFP) - Togo votes for a new president on Saturday, with the incumbent Faure Gnassingbe seeking a third term in office to extend his family's grip on power into a second half-century.

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