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  1. S. Korea allows first fertiliser aid to North for 5 years

    S. Korea allows first fertiliser aid to North for 5 years

    Seoul (AFP) - South Korea on Monday approved a private fertiliser shipment to North Korea for the first time in five years, flagging a possible easing of strict sanctions imposed on the North for the sinking of a naval vessel.

  2. UN chief, Italy PM, EU's Mogherini in symbolic Med sea trip

    UN chief, Italy PM, EU's Mogherini in symbolic Med sea trip

    Rome (AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will board a navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea on Monday to display "solidarity" after a series of boat migrant tragedies.

  3. Probe bribery claim: Bali Nine lawyer

    Probe bribery claim: Bali Nine lawyer

    The lawyer for Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan says claims the men face execution within hours because of a corrupt system must urgently be investigated.

  4. Ko downs Pressel in playoff for LPGA Swinging Skirts crown

    Ko downs Pressel in playoff for LPGA Swinging Skirts crown

    San Francisco (AFP) - World number one Lydia Ko birdied the second playoff hole to beat Morgan Pressel and win a second straight Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic crown.

  5. ASEAN warns Chinese actions 'may undermine peace' in S. China Sea

    ASEAN warns Chinese actions 'may undermine peace' in S. China Sea

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Chinese island-building efforts in the disputed South China Sea, where airstrips are being built on coral reefs, risk undermining "peace, security and stability" in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned at a regional summit on Monday.

  6. Hopes high for Anzac future

    Hopes high for Anzac future

    Interest in Anzac Day was at record levels for the 100th anniversary but the Gallipoli dawn service is expected to be almost as busy in 2016.

  7. Australia concern over doctor in IS video

    Australia concern over doctor in IS video

    Sydney (AFP) - Australia Monday said it was deeply concerned about an Australian-trained doctor who appears in an Islamic State propaganda video which urges other medical professionals to join the jihadists.

  8. Defense to launch bid to save Boston bomber from death

    Defense to launch bid to save Boston bomber from death

    Boston (AFP) - Celebrated defense lawyer Judy Clarke will launch her bid Monday to save 21-year-old convicted killer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty for bombing the Boston Marathon in 2013.

  9. Nepal quake rescue effort ramps up as toll hits 3,200

    Nepal quake rescue effort ramps up as toll hits 3,200

    Kathmandu (AFP) - International rescue teams and relief supplies began arriving in Nepal's devastated capital Monday to help terrified and homeless survivors of a quake that has killed more than 3,200 people in the impoverished nation.

  10. US top court to weigh key lethal injection case

    US top court to weigh key lethal injection case

    Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court is on Wednesday set to consider the constitutionality of a controversial lethal injection technique, in a key case that could have broader implications for capital punishment in America.

  11. Death penalty in the US by the numbers

    Death penalty in the US by the numbers

    Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court is due to rule on a drug cocktail used in some lethal injections to kill death row convicts, amid growing pressure to abolish capital punishment.

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