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  1. Iraqi forces move on Tikrit: TV report

    Iraqi state TV says government forces have begun a military operation to recapture Tikrit from the Islamic State group.

  2. Bali Nine executions a blow: group member

    Bali Nine executions a blow: group member

    Indonesia's president has destroyed hope for all jailed drug offenders, says another member of the Bali Nine.

  3. Netanyahu in US for Congress speech

    Netanyahu in US for Congress speech

    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in Washington ahead of a controversial speech to Congress on Iran's nuclear program.

  4. Japan shrugs off South Korean calls on 'sex slaves'

    Japan shrugs off South Korean calls on 'sex slaves'

    Tokyo (AFP) - The Japanese government on Monday shrugged off renewed calls from South Korean President Park Geun-Hye to apologise to former wartime sex slaves, saying Tokyo hoped Seoul would change its views.

  5. Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over democracy protests

    Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over democracy protests

    Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers were arrested and then released on Monday over their involvement in mass protests for free elections, the latest step in a widespread investigation that has been accused of seeking to intimidate activists.

  6. N. Korea to lift Ebola ban on foreign tourists: tour group

    N. Korea to lift Ebola ban on foreign tourists: tour group

    Seoul (AFP) - North Korea is set to lift a four-month ban on foreign tourism imposed over concerns of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a Beijing-based tour group said Monday.

  7. Brother of Australian on Indonesia death row pleads for mercy

    Brother of Australian on Indonesia death row pleads for mercy

    Jakarta (AFP) - The brother of an Australian facing imminent execution in Indonesia has appealed on national television for President Joko Widodo to spare the drug smuggler's life.

  8. New Uruguay leader takes over from pot-friendly farmer

    New Uruguay leader takes over from pot-friendly farmer

    Montevideo (AFP) - Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as Uruguay's new president, returning to office a decade after first leading the left to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule.

  9. Duo's transfer to death island 'this week'

    Duo's transfer to death island 'this week'

    Chief prosecutor Momock Bambang Samiarso says authorities are discussing plans to move Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran out of Kerobokan jail within days.

  10. 40 Algerian police wounded in anti-shale gas protest

    40 Algerian police wounded in anti-shale gas protest

    Algiers (AFP) - Forty police officers were wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara, the Interior Ministry announced.

  11. Glacier reveals climber's body 42 years on

    More than four decades after his death, the body of a young climber has been discovered on New Zealand's Tasman Glacier.

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