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  1. Hawaii poised to raise smoking age to 21

    Hawaii poised to raise smoking age to 21

    A new law in the US state of Hawaii would prevent people aged under 21 from smoking, buying or both possessing traditional and electronic cigarettes.

  2. Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war

    Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war

    Pakistan said Friday the botched US drone attack that killed two foreign hostages showed the risks of the controversial tactic, as details came to light apparently pinpointing the fatal strike.

  3. Record crowds reflect on Anzac centenary

    Record numbers of New Zealanders have gathered at commemorative services around the country to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

  4. Mexico opens probe after girl wrongly sent to US

    Mexico opens probe after girl wrongly sent to US

    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican prosecutors opened an investigation Friday into the case of a 14-year-old girl who was wrongly sent to the United States to be with a woman who thought she was her daughter.

  5. Bishop fears worst for death row Aussies

    The summoning of all embassies with nationals in line for execution in Indonesia has Foreign Minister Julie Bishop fearing the worst for two Australians.

  6. Europe migrant military mission faces rough seas ahead

    Europe migrant military mission faces rough seas ahead

    Brussels (AFP) - The Mediterranean's worst migrant shipwreck has spurred the EU to plan a military mission against people smugglers, but it will be hard to implement and risks reinforcing the image of an uncaring "Fortress Europe".

  7. Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

    Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

    Iqaluit (Canada) (AFP) - Arctic nations warned Friday of the dangers facing the environment and the peoples of the remote region, as it now also becomes a new flashpoint in global tensions with Russia.

  8. Polish ex-foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93

    Polish ex-foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93

    Warsaw (AFP) - Auschwitz survivor and two-time Polish foreign minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski died Friday at the age of 93, his biographer said.

  9. Turkey 'condemns' Putin comments on Armenia genocide

    Turkey 'condemns' Putin comments on Armenia genocide

    Ankara (AFP) - Turkey on Friday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for referring to genocide during commemorations of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians during World War I.

  10. Mexican farm workers protest over 'exploitation'

    Mexican farm workers protest over 'exploitation'

    San Quintin (Mexico) (AFP) - Thousands of farm workers protested again in northwestern Mexico on Friday to demand better pay for backbreaking labor picking fruits and vegetables that are exported to the United States.

  11. Record crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day

    Record crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day

    Sydney (AFP) - Record numbers of Australians and New Zealanders turned out Saturday to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings amid tight security, a formative event that helped forge their identities as independent nations.

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