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  1. Harry to serve with Aus armed forces

    It's been reported Prince Harry will travel to Australia to work with local defence force members before heading to Gallipoli with Prince Charles.

  2. Ukrainian POWs comb ruins of Donetsk airport for dead comrades

    Ukrainian POWs comb ruins of Donetsk airport for dead comrades

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Rebel fighters with Kalashnikovs watched over a dust-covered group of captured Ukrainian soldiers as they searched with their hands through the apocalyptic jumble of smashed concrete and twisted metal that is Donetsk airport.

  3. Eight Spanish combatants arrested after returning from Ukraine

    Eight Spanish combatants arrested after returning from Ukraine

    Madrid (AFP) - Police on Friday arrested eight Spaniards who they said had returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, sources close to the investigation said.

  4. New volcano island getting big in Japan

    New volcano island getting big in Japan

    Tokyo (AFP) - Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing.

  5. Fiji govt kicks off search for a new flag

    Fiji govt kicks off search for a new flag

    Fiji is launching a two-month competition to find a new flag to replace the current one that contains a Union Jack in the corner, the prime minister says.

  6. UN to discuss Ukraine on anniversary of Crimea annexation

    UN to discuss Ukraine on anniversary of Crimea annexation

    Artemivsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - The UN Security Council on Friday was to hold an emergency session on the fragile truce in Ukraine, a year to the day since Russian troops and pro-Moscow forces began seizing ports and cities on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea.

  7. HK woman gets 6 years jail for maid abuse

    HK woman gets 6 years jail for maid abuse

    A Hong Kong woman has been jailed for six years for abusing her Indonesian maid.

  8. China bans ivory carving imports for one year

    China bans ivory carving imports for one year

    Beijing (AFP) - Beijing has imposed a one-year ban on imports of ivory carvings, but questions remained Friday on its effect on rising Chinese demand, which critics say could push wild African elephants to extinction within a generation.

  9. Ukrainian pilot could 'die within days' in Russian jail

    Ukrainian pilot could 'die within days' in Russian jail

    Moscow (AFP) - The health of a hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot held in a Russian jail has deteriorated significantly and she "could die within days," a member of the Kremlin's human rights council said on Friday.

  10. Prince William swaps royal notes with Japan emperor

    Prince William swaps royal notes with Japan emperor

    Tokyo (AFP) - Britain's Prince William compared royal notes with Japan's imperial family on Friday in the tradition-laden Imperial Palace that dominates central Tokyo.

  11. More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

    More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

    Cairo (AFP) - More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said Friday.

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