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  1. Bali Nine pair's execution moves closer

    Bali Nine pair's execution moves closer

    Despite the looming execution of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the Australian government and their supporters are not giving up hope.

  2. Hundreds of koalas killed in Australia

    Hundreds of koalas killed in Australia

    Sydney (AFP) - Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, a state minister confirmed Wednesday.

  3. Bali Nine pair arrive at Cilicap

    Bali Nine pair arrive at Cilicap

    Bali Nine ringleaders Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have arrived on the Indonesian prison island where they are scheduled to be executed.

  4. Thousands pay last respects to slain Putin critic

    Thousands pay last respects to slain Putin critic

    Moscow (AFP) - Thousands of mourners turned out to pay a last homage to slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, gunned down near the Kremlin in the most stunning assassination to take place during Vladimir Putin's rule.

  5. US praises Australia for Iraq troop boost

    US praises Australia for Iraq troop boost

    The US State Department has praised Australia during a Washington DC press conference, describing its ally as a strong partner in the fight against IS.

  6. Russian bombers disrupted planes in Irish airspace

    Russian bombers disrupted planes in Irish airspace

    Dublin (AFP) - One plane was diverted and another delayed to avoid two Russian bombers that flew through Irish-controlled airspace without warning in February, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said on Tuesday.

  7. Mexico inmates decry worms in food, dirty conjugal beds

    Mexico inmates decry worms in food, dirty conjugal beds

    Mexico City (AFP) - Some of Mexico's notorious criminals are complaining about "inhuman" conditions at a maximum-security prison, claiming they find worm in their food and deal with dirty mattresses in the room for conjugal visits.

  8. Colombia's FARC rebels say no peace without immunity

    Colombia's FARC rebels say no peace without immunity

    Havana (AFP) - Colombia's leftist FARC guerrillas said Tuesday they will not sign any peace deal that allows their members to be tried and jailed.

  9. Short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity

    Short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity

    A short circuit has stopped the Curiosity rover's robotic arm from working on Mars, with NASA engineers trying to diagnose the problem.

  10. Court upholds judge's removal from Eike Batista trial

    Court upholds judge's removal from Eike Batista trial

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A Brazilian appeals court confirmed Tuesday the removal of a judge from an insider dealing case against Eike Batista, setting the stage for a likely retrial.

  11. 2Day FM radio presenters broke law in London hospital prank

    2Day FM radio presenters broke law in London hospital prank

    The High Court has found two Sydney radio presenters broke the law in a prank call to a London hospital when they posed as the Queen and Prince Charles.

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