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  1. William, Kate and baby George kick off Australian leg of tour

    William, Kate and baby George kick off Australian leg of tour

    Sydney (AFP) - Prince William and his wife Kate flew into Sydney on Wednesday with their baby son George to kick off the Australian leg of their tour Down Under.

  2. Up to 295 still missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

    Up to 295 still missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

    Seoul (AFP) - South Korean officials said as many as 295 people were still unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 477 passengers and crew capsized off the south coast on Wednesday.

  3. Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes

    Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes

    Manila (AFP) - The Philippines said Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead.

  4. Student stabs 5 to death at Canada party

    Student stabs 5 to death at Canada party

    A recent university graduate, son of a veteran police officer, has stabbed five students to death during a house party in the Canadian city of Calgary.

  5. Syria army launches assault in besieged Homs

    Syria army launches assault in besieged Homs

    Damascus (AFP) - Syrian troops and pro-regime militiamen fought their way into rebel-held neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs after besieging them for nearly two years.

  6. Tibetan man in China sets self on fire: reports

    Tibetan man in China sets self on fire: reports

    Beijing (AFP) - A Tibetan man in China burned himself to death on Tuesday, overseas media and a rights group reported, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.

  7. Right royal send-off despite the NZ rain

    It was a wet, windy end to the royal tour of New Zealand, but that didn't stop thousands of fans braving the elements to get a final glimpse of the couple.

  8. Australian state premier quits over wine 'memory fail'

    Australian state premier quits over wine 'memory fail'

    Sydney (AFP) - A leading Australian politician resigned Wednesday after admitting to a "massive memory fail" when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth Aus$3,000 (US$2,780).

  9. Rain ending royals' New Zealand reign

    Rain ending royals' New Zealand reign

    Heavy rain has hampered the visit to Wellington by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the last day of their tour of New Zealand.

  10. Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

    Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

    Boston (AFP) - Boston paid solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.

  11. Venezuela in new crisis talks

    Venezuela in new crisis talks

    Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela's government and opposition sat down for a new round of talks aimed at ending two months of deadly protests that have rocked the oil-rich nation.

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