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  1. World News Update, what you need to know

    World News Update, what you need to know

  2. Finance News Update, what you need to know

    Finance News Update, what you need to know

  3. One dead as police fire on car in incident at US spy HQ

    One dead as police fire on car in incident at US spy HQ

    Fort Meade (United States) (AFP) - US police opened fire and one suspect died Monday after two men dressed in women's clothing tried to ram their car onto the grounds of the National Security Agency outside Washington.

  4. Mexico to require two in cockpit after Alps crash

    Mexico to require two in cockpit after Alps crash

    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico became the latest country on Monday to require the presence of two airline crew members in cockpits at all times, following the apparently deliberate Germanwings crash by the co-pilot.

  5. Solar Impulse lands in China after 22-hour flight from Myanmar

    Solar Impulse lands in China after 22-hour flight from Myanmar

    Shanghai (AFP) - Solar Impulse 2 landed early Tuesday in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, as it completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.

  6. One dead in incident at US spy HQ

    One person is dead after police opened fire on a car which had tried to ram its way into the headquarters of the US National Security Agency.

  7. UN court orders alleged Serb war criminal Seselj back to cell

    UN court orders alleged Serb war criminal Seselj back to cell

    The Hague (AFP) - The UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Monday revoked the provisional release of ailing Serb ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj after he vowed not to return to the court.

  8. Thailand admits 'urgent' need to improve aviation safety

    Thailand admits 'urgent' need to improve aviation safety

    Bangkok (AFP) - Thai authorities Monday said they would use special powers under junta rule to "urgently" improve airline safety as several carriers face bans on new international flights following concerns raised by a UN aviation agency.

  9. Uzbek strongman Karimov still calls the tune

    Uzbek strongman Karimov still calls the tune

    Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) (AFP) - Uzbekistan's strongman leader Islam Karimov has kept a stranglehold on power in the Central Asian state for a quarter of a century, even at the expense of his own children.

  10. DNA identification could take four months

    It could take up to four months to identify victims from last week's Germanwings crash through DNA evidence, an expert has warned.

  11. Dutch seek BUK missile witnesses in MH17 crash probe

    Dutch seek BUK missile witnesses in MH17 crash probe

    The Hague (AFP) - Dutch and international experts probing the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine appealed Monday for witnesses who saw the transport or firing of a BUK surface-to-air missile around the time of the disaster.

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