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  1. Two protesters shot dead in Burundi clashes

    Two protesters shot dead in Burundi clashes

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Two protesters were shot dead in clashes with police in Burundi on Sunday, in a violent escalation of a crisis over an attempt by the country's president to cling to power.

  2. Europe recalls the horror 70 years after Nazi camps liberated

    Europe recalls the horror 70 years after Nazi camps liberated

    Natzwiller (France) (AFP) - European leaders on Sunday remembered the atrocities of concentration camps run by the Nazis and their allies during the Second World War with ceremonies in Germany, Croatia and France.

  3. Air raids on market kill 40 as Syria regime hits back

    Air raids on market kill 40 as Syria regime hits back

    Beirut (AFP) - Air strikes on a marketplace Sunday killed at least 40 civilians, including women and children, as Syrian forces stepped up attacks on rebels a day after losing a key border town.

  4. Turkish Cypriots elect new leader for breakaway enclave

    Turkish Cypriots elect new leader for breakaway enclave

    Nicosia (AFP) - Turkish Cypriots voted in a new leader Sunday, with challenger Mustafa Akinci beating incumbent Dervis Eroglu in a run-off poll that could accelerate UN-backed efforts to reunify the long-divided island.

  5. Volcano ash causing misery for Chile, Argentina

    Volcano ash causing misery for Chile, Argentina

    Puerto Varas (Chile) (AFP) - Ash from Chile's Calbuco volcano visited more misery on air passengers across South America on Sunday, as towns and cities struggled to clean up from last week's two powerful eruptions.

  6. Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev 'wins fifth term by a landslide'

    Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev 'wins fifth term by a landslide'

    Astana (Kazakhstan) (AFP) - Energy-rich Kazakhstan's incumbent strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev scored a crushing victory in Sunday's one-sided presidential ballot, taking 97.5 percent of the vote to win a fifth consecutive term, an exit poll showed.

  7. Indonesian executions: key questions and answers

    Indonesian executions: key questions and answers

    Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia is set soon to execute eight foreigners convicted of drug offences, despite international outrage and desperate appeals for mercy from relatives.

  8. English punter bets big on royal baby girl

    An English gambler is set to pocket more than STG15,000 in winnings if the royal baby is a princess.

  9. Malaysia detains 12 suspected of IS links

    Malaysian police say have arrested 12 people plotting to sow civil unrest and seized explosives.

  10. Robbery saved 9 Greek climbers from Nepal quake

    Robbery saved 9 Greek climbers from Nepal quake

    Athens (AFP) - Nine Greek climbers who were robbed by a sherpa guide in Kathmandu told Sunday of their lucky escape after heading home from Nepal the day before an earthquake triggered the deadliest disaster in Mount Everest's history.

  11. Putin says can picture leaving Kremlin for 'ordinary flat'

    Moscow (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said he can "completely imagine" leaving the Kremlin for a more modest abode and does not consider himself a member of his country's elite.

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