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  1. Germanwings victims remembered in Barcelona memorial service

    Germanwings victims remembered in Barcelona memorial service

    Madrid (AFP) - Some 1,500 people attended a memorial service Monday at Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and paid homage to the 150 people killed in last month's Germanwings plane crash.

  2. Aust child porn accused in US plea talks

    A US judge has agreed to give prosecutors and lawyers of Australia's Dr Adam Cobb time to work on a potential plea deal to a child pornography charge.

  3. Norway tests out 'animal rights cops'

    Norway tests out 'animal rights cops'

    Oslo (AFP) - Norwegian police is creating a unit to investigate cruelty to animals, the government said Monday, arguing that those who hurt animals often harm people too.

  4. Hunger strike Ukraine pilot 'being transferred' to Russian hospital

    Hunger strike Ukraine pilot 'being transferred' to Russian hospital

    Moscow (AFP) - Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has resumed her hunger strike and is withering away, her lawyer said on Monday, adding that authorities planned to transfer her to a Russian civilian hospital.

  5. 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 Monday as they battled a second day of demonstrations against a bid by the president to cling to power for a third term.

  6. Arab coalition vows two-pronged strategy over Yemen

    Arab coalition vows two-pronged strategy over Yemen

    Sanaa (AFP) - A coalition of Arab states vowed to coordinate political and military efforts to restore order in Yemen as Saudi-led warplanes Monday launched new air strikes on Iran-backed Huthi Shiite rebels.

  7. Wife of man shot dead by lover's husband confronts 'other woman' on TV

    Wife of man shot dead by lover's husband confronts 'other woman' on TV

    A mother whose husband was shot dead by his lover's partner has had an explosive confrontation with the "other woman" on a TV talk show.

  8. In historic sea-change, US, Japan revise defense ties

    In historic sea-change, US, Japan revise defense ties

    New York (AFP) - The United States and Japan unveiled new rules for defense cooperation Monday in a historic move that will give Japanese forces a wider global role amid concerns over China's rising sway.

  9. US 'concern' over western Myanmar insurgent clashes

    US 'concern' over western Myanmar insurgent clashes

    Yangon (AFP) - The United States on Monday voiced alarm over rare clashes between the Myanmar military and insurgents in Rakhine state believed to have caused hundreds of civilians to flee their homes.

  10. Reporters caught between terrorists, govts: watchdog

    Reporters caught between terrorists, govts: watchdog

    New York (AFP) - Journalists are under threat from terror groups and governments who restrict civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism, a US-based media watchdog said in a new report released Monday.

  11. Nepalis spend third night in open as quake toll passes 4,000

    Nepalis spend third night in open as quake toll passes 4,000

    Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could rise sharply once rescuers reach cut-off areas.

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