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  1. British banker back in court over Hong Kong double murder

    British banker back in court over Hong Kong double murder

    Hong Kong (AFP) - British banker Rurik Jutting appeared before a packed courtroom in Hong Kong on Thursday accused of the murder of two young Indonesian women whose mutilated bodies were found in his apartment.

  2. US leads criticism of Thai junta martial law replacement

    US leads criticism of Thai junta martial law replacement

    Bangkok (AFP) - The Thai junta's decision to lift martial law was denounced by critics Thursday as cosmetic, with key ally Washington warning that replacement emergency security measures would do little to loosen the military's grip on power.

  3. Chinese woman accused of killing Australian child with garden shears

    Chinese woman accused of killing Australian child with garden shears

    Melbourne (AFP) - A spurned Chinese woman sobbed hysterically in court on Thursday after being accused of killing a four-year-old boy in Australia with garden shears before laying in wait for his grandmother and stabbing her to death.

  4. Judge ends US man's salvage attempt

    A US man cannot continue his efforts to salvage what he believes are platinum bars worth almost $4 billion off Cape Cod.

  5. More than 50 dead greyhounds found dumped in Australia

    More than 50 dead greyhounds found dumped in Australia

    Sydney (AFP) - Fifty-five dead greyhounds have been found dumped in Australia and spent rifle cartridges seen nearby, police said, with the grisly discovery coming on the heels of a live baiting scandal rocking the dog racing industry.

  6. Micronesians appeal for help after devastating typhoon

    Micronesians appeal for help after devastating typhoon

    Hagatna (Guam) (AFP) - Residents in storm wrecked areas of Micronesia appealed for help Thursday as a clean-up began on the worst affected islands after Super Typhoon Maysak swept through the region on its way towards the Philippines.

  7. Archaeologists unearth one of Britain's largest medieval graveyards

    Archaeologists unearth one of Britain's largest medieval graveyards

    An excavation has uncovered one of Britain's largest medieval cemeteries, containing more than 1000 'perfectly preserved' skeletons.

  8. Four killed in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

    Four killed in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

    Mexico City (AFP) - Eight firefighting vessels with water cannon battled a blaze on a Mexican offshore oil platform for hours, an inferno that killed four workers and forced 300 to be evacuated.

  9. Four dead, 16 injured in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

    Four dead, 16 injured in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

    Mexico City (AFP) - An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated.

  10. Desperate parents ask gang help to find missing Mexican students

    Desperate parents ask gang help to find missing Mexican students

    Mexico City (AFP) - Some desperate parents of 43 missing Mexican students have turned to a drug gang leader for help to locate the young men, saying the government has failed them.

  11. Sandwich rage forces emergency landing

    Sandwich rage forces emergency landing

    A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger allegedly attacked a flight attendant over a missing sandwich.

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