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  1. Palestinians to file ICC case against Israel in April

    Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - The Palestinians are to lodge their first complaint against Israel for alleged war crimes at the International Criminal Court on April 1, a senior official told AFP on Monday.

  2. Ancient Chinese vase set to fetch $7.7 mn in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong (AFP) - A simple Chinese vase made over 800 years ago and unveiled in Hong Kong Monday is expected to fetch HK$60 million (US$7.7 million) when it goes under the hammer next month, Sotheby's said.

  3. German ex-MP makes payment to end 'child porn' trial

    Berlin (AFP) - A German former lawmaker Monday agreed to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) and admit guilt on child pornography charges in exchange for a court halting his high-profile trial.

  4. Bali Nine execution move edges nearer

    Bali's prosecutor is only waiting on word from Jakarta to set in motion the plan to send Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to the firing squad.

  5. China postpones Taiwan flight routes after row: Taipei

    Taipei (AFP) - China will postpone the launch of four new flight routes near Taiwan after a fierce backlash from the island's authorities over the plan, Taiwanese officials said Monday.

  6. Syrian, Kurdish forces battle IS in key border area

    Beirut (AFP) - Syrian regime forces and Kurdish militia fought separate battles with the Islamic State group on Monday in a strategic area near the Iraqi and Turkish borders, a monitoring group said.

  7. Toronto tunnel mystery solved, say police

    Ottawa (AFP) - Toronto police said Monday they now know who dug a tunnel near a major sporting venue in the city -- a mystery that has been a source of widespread speculation and conspiracy theories.

  8. 11 wounded, one critically, in bomb blast near Egypt court: medics

    Cairo (AFP) - Eleven people were wounded, one critically, in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo on Monday, hospital officials said.

  9. 'Priceless' Chinese artefacts stolen from French castle

    Paris (AFP) - Thieves have broken in to the fabled Fontainebleau castle south of Paris and stolen 15 or so "priceless" Chinese artefacts in a lightning raid, French authorities said.

  10. Russia vows to find opposition figure's killers

    Moscow (AFP) - Russia vowed Monday to find the killers of outspoken opposition leader Boris Nemtsov as fresh details emerged about the most shocking political assassination during Vladimir Putin's rule.

  11. Nemtsov murder witness says blocked from leaving Russia

    Moscow (AFP) - The chief witness to the murder of Russian protest leader Boris Nemtsov, a Ukrainian model by his side when he was shot dead, complained Monday of being kept under guard in Moscow.

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