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  1. Quake moves Kathmandu but Everest height unchanged: experts

    Quake moves Kathmandu but Everest height unchanged: experts

    Sydney (AFP) - The earthquake that devastated Nepal and left thousands of people dead shifted the earth beneath Kathmandu by up to several metres south, but the height of Mount Everest likely stayed the same, experts said Tuesday.

  2. South Korea's Park 'regrets' bribery scandal

    South Korea's Park 'regrets' bribery scandal

    Seoul (AFP) - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye expressed "regret" Tuesday over a bruising bribery scandal that implicated some of her closest aides and forced her prime minister to resign.

  3. Chan, Sukumaran families arrive at Cilacap

    The day the Chan and Sukumaran families have been dreading for 10 years is finally here.

  4. Anguished families make 'last visit' before Indonesia executions

    Anguished families make 'last visit' before Indonesia executions

    Cilacap (Indonesia) (AFP) - Relatives of two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia cried out in anguish as they arrived at a prison island Tuesday, in distressing scenes as they paid what could be their final visit to the condemned men ahead of their executions.

  5. Appeals court convicts S. Korea ferry captain of murder

    Appeals court convicts S. Korea ferry captain of murder

    Seoul (AFP) - A South Korean appeals court on Tuesday found the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago guilty of murdering the 304 people who died in the disaster and upped his sentence to life imprisonment.

  6. Celebrities urge Australia PM to do more to save execution pair

    Sydney (AFP) - Celebrities including Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush released a video Tuesday urging Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to fly to Indonesia to help save two citizens facing execution, forcing the government to defend its tactics.

  7. Arrests, radio station shut as Burundi hit by fresh protests

    Arrests, radio station shut as Burundi hit by fresh protests

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Authorities in Burundi arrested a leading dissident and shut down the main independent radio station on Monday as they battled a second day of demonstrations against a bid by the president to cling to power for a third term.

  8. Disgruntled employee writes sarcastic resignation note to bosses

    Disgruntled employee writes sarcastic resignation note to bosses

    A disgruntled employee has decided to get back at their boss by writing an incredibly sarcastic resignation letter and posting it online.

  9. Baltimore deploys Guard troops as riots erupt

    Baltimore deploys Guard troops as riots erupt

    Baltimore (AFP) - Authorities ordered thousands of police and National Guard troopers to back up beleaguered officers in the US city of Baltimore after riots triggered by anger over alleged police brutality.

  10. Abe hails Japanese Holocaust hero Sugihara

    Abe hails Japanese Holocaust hero Sugihara

    Washington (AFP) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Washington's Holocaust Memorial to hail a rare hero of Japan's brutal World War II past.

  11. Harrowing scenes as families arrive

    Harrowing scenes as families arrive

    Wailing as the families of Chan and Sukumaran arrive to say their final goodbyes.

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