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  1. Tense deadlock as Myanmar student protest enters third day

    Tense deadlock as Myanmar student protest enters third day

    Letpadan (Myanmar) (AFP) - Myanmar riot police Wednesday corralled dozens of student protesters calling for education reform after activists defied official orders to disband and the tense deadlock entered a third day.

  2. US says 'tough challenges' remain in Iran nuclear talks

    US says 'tough challenges' remain in Iran nuclear talks

    Montreux (Switzerland) (AFP) - The United States said Wednesday tough challenges remained to seal a nuclear deal with Iran, vowing not to be distracted by external politics in its quest to stop Tehran acquiring the atomic bomb.

  3. Ukip wants Aussie-style immigration

    Nigel Farage wants Britain to follow Australia's lead and introduce a points-based visa system to reduce the number of unskilled workers entering the UK.

  4. French warrants for 3 suspects in 1982 Jewish restaurant attack

    French warrants for 3 suspects in 1982 Jewish restaurant attack

    Paris (AFP) - France has issued international arrest warrants for three men suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982, a judicial source told AFP on Wednesday.

  5. German ex-cop could face 10 years in jail for cannibalism

    German ex-cop could face 10 years in jail for cannibalism

    Berlin (AFP) - German prosecutors on Wednesday sought 10 and a half years' jail for a former police officer accused of killing a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists.

  6. Argentine prosecutors appeal dismissal of case against president

    Argentine prosecutors appeal dismissal of case against president

    Buenos Aires (AFP) - Argentine prosecutors said Wednesday they have appealed a judge's decision to dismiss their case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly protecting Iranian officials accused of orchestrating a 1994 bombing.

  7. Ukraine mine blast 'kills 32'

    Ukraine mine blast 'kills 32'

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - At least 10 miners were killed and 23 more were missing feared dead in eastern Ukraine after a blast on Wednesday at an accident-prone coal mine in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

  8. Armenia-Azerbaijan bloodletting threatens Karabakh ceasefire

    Armenia-Azerbaijan bloodletting threatens Karabakh ceasefire

    Movses (AFP) - Locals sigh with relief as their Armenian village of Movses, close to the border with Azerbaijan, disappears in the lilac mist rolling down from the Kardash mountain, where Azeri snipers have fortified positions.

  9. Chan and Sukumaran on death island

    Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have spent their first night on Indonesia's "death island" after their transfer from Kerobokan jail.

  10. Boston marathon bombing suspect goes on trial

    Boston marathon bombing suspect goes on trial

    Boston (AFP) - The American student accused of carrying out the 2013 Boston marathon bombings that killed three and injured 264 others went on trial Wednesday.

  11. Timeline of Boston Marathon bombing events

    Timeline of Boston Marathon bombing events

    Boston (AFP) - A timeline of events leading to the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who went on trial Wednesday for the Boston Marathon bombing.

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