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  1. ALP wants overseas booths for NSW poll

    ALP wants overseas booths for NSW poll

    For the first time overseas NSW voters won't be able to vote in the state election at polling booths - instead they'll have to postal vote or go online.

  2. NZ's Key endorses Abbott's leadership

    NZ's Key endorses Abbott's leadership

    New Zealand prime minister John Key has endorsed Tony Abbott as an outstanding leader who works hard for Australians.

  3. Lenny Kravitz nixes Asia tour

    Lenny Kravitz nixes Asia tour

    New York (AFP) - Lenny Kravitz on Friday abruptly canceled a tour of Asia and Australia, with the rocker blaming unspecified scheduling issues.

  4. Abbott praises NZ anti-terror efforts

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott and New Zealand counterpart John Key have discussed at length a planned joint training mission in Iraq.

  5. Ukraine leader says troop deaths 'serious breach' of truce

    Ukraine leader says troop deaths 'serious breach' of truce

    Berlin (AFP) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared the killing of three government troops by pro-Moscow rebels a "serious breach of the ceasefire", during a telephone call Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her office said.

  6. Russia opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead

    Russia opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead

    Investigators reporting directly to Vladimir Putin are looking into the death of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of the Russian president.

  7. Rock star Glitter jailed for 16 years

    Rock star Glitter jailed for 16 years

    British rock star Gary Glitter has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing three schoolgirls.

  8. NZ to quit Iraq in 2yrs but Australia wary

    NZ to quit Iraq in 2yrs but Australia wary

    Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand troops will leave Iraq in two years, but Australia says a time limit sends the wrong message to terrorists.

  9. Sukumaran awarded degree on death row

    Sukumaran awarded degree on death row

    The family of death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran has cause for a moment of joy, after he was awarded his associate degree in fine arts.

  10. Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin

    Moscow (AFP) - A Russian opposition leader and fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, Boris Nemtsov, was shot dead by an unidentified attacker who fired multiple rounds at the politician as he was walking in central Moscow late Friday.

  11. Mexico's 'I'm tired now' attorney general steps down

    Mexico's 'I'm tired now' attorney general steps down

    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's much-maligned attorney general, who has faced public anger over the investigation into the presumed slaughter of 43 students, stepped down Friday and was given a more low-key cabinet post.

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