Former Australian POWs have returned to Hellfire Pass in Thailand to lay wreaths for Anzac day commemorations.
Seoul (AFP) - New satellite imagery suggests North Korea is preparing to conduct its fourth nuclear test, a US think-tank said Friday just hours before President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea for a visit.
Just 4400 pilgrims have gathered in Gallipoli for the Anzac Day dawn service - less than half the 10,500 who will attend the centenary in 2015.
Washington (AFP) - A Mexican crime boss who ordered the killings of three people linked to the US consulate in the border city of Ciudad Juarez was jailed for life in Texas.
Sydney (AFP) - Defending champions Waikato Chiefs and Australia's ACT Brumbies meet in this weekend's rematch of last year's Super Rugby final, with the winner keeping series leaders the Coastal Sharks in their sights.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysia will release a preliminary report on the disappearance of flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, as the government battles widespread criticism over the transparency of its investigation.
World War II veteran Ben Russell finds the Anzac Day march in Auckland a little harder, but says the huge crowd makes it worthwhile.
Yerevan (AFP) - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday brushed off Ankara's first ever offer of condolences for the World War I mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, accusing Turkey of showing "utter denial" in failing to recognise the massacres as genocide.
Damascus (AFP) - Syrian warplanes killed 27 civilians in a raid on a village market Thursday, as President Bashar al-Assad's regime nearly completed the surrender of its chemical weapons stockpile.
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Sao Paulo (AFP) - The Google executive considered to be one of the fathers of the Internet on Thursday debunked what he called the "myth" that it is controlled by the United States.
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