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  1. Chan, Sukumaran families in final plea for mercy

    Chan, Sukumaran families in final plea for mercy

    It was a deep, gut-wrenching wail.

  2. British PM warns voters of 'instability'

    British PM warns voters of 'instability'

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged voters to avoid "instability" when they go to the polls on May 7.

  3. Nepal quake death toll rises to 5,057

    Nepal quake death toll rises to 5,057

    Kathmandu (AFP) - The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Nepal has risen to 5,057, the home ministry's national disaster management division said on Tuesday.

  4. Burundi president sticks to third term bid despite protests

    Burundi president sticks to third term bid despite protests

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza will continue his bid for a third term in power, a spokesman said Tuesday dismissing calls by protestors who have clashed with police for three days.

  5. Bangladesh opposition boycotts city polls

    Bangladesh opposition boycotts city polls

    Dhaka (AFP) - Bangladesh's main opposition party pulled out of mayoral elections on Tuesday saying the polls were rigged, deepening a political crisis plaguing the impoverished country.

  6. Fighting flares as Taliban advance on major Afghan city

    Fighting flares as Taliban advance on major Afghan city

    Kunduz (Afghanistan) (AFP) - Intense fighting flared in northern Afghanistan as security forces battled Taliban insurgents advancing Tuesday on a major provincial capital, officials said, with terrified residents fearing the fall of the besieged city.

  7. 40 years later: Communism's hollow victory in Vietnam

    40 years later: Communism's hollow victory in Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City (AFP) - Forty years after it won the war, the Communist Party still rules Vietnam with an iron fist. But with crony capitalism, corruption and inequality now rife, many claim its victory was a hollow one.

  8. 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.

  9. Profiles of foreigners due to be executed in Indonesia

    Profiles of foreigners due to be executed in Indonesia

    Jakarta (AFP) - Eight foreign drug convicts are set to be executed in Indonesia after losing all appeals for clemency.

  10. S.African police arrest three for rape, murder of nun, 86

    S.African police arrest three for rape, murder of nun, 86

    Johannesburg (AFP) - South African police said Tuesday they had arrested three people for the rape and murder of a 86-year-old nun of Austrian origin nearly two weeks ago.

  11. Heartbreaking farewell for Bali families

    Heartbreaking farewell for Bali families

    Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran's distressed families have wept as they told of their last moments with their loved ones, hours before they are due to be shot.

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