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  1. NOTW editor admits hearing hacked calls

    The former editor of News of the World, Andy Coulson, has told a London court that he listened to hacked voicemail messages.

  2. Taiwan court upholds ex-captain's sentence in French frigate case

    Taiwan court upholds ex-captain's sentence in French frigate case

    Taipei (AFP) - A Taiwanese court Wednesday rejected an appeal by a former navy captain who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for corruption in a controversial deal to buy French frigates two decades ago.

  3. Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

    Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Hopes that Malaysia's missing jet might soon be found are yielding to the sobering realisation of the immense challenge of searching an uncharted seafloor at depths that push deep-sea technology to its limits.

  4. Detained Berlusconi ally in Beirut hospital

    Detained Berlusconi ally in Beirut hospital

    Beirut (AFP) - An Italian ex-senator and ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who was arrested in Lebanon at the weekend was hospitalised in Beirut on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

  5. Philippines quarantines man over MERS fears

    Philippines quarantines man over MERS fears

    Manila (AFP) - Philippine health authorities said Wednesday they have quarantined a Filipino who arrived from the Middle East because he tested positive for the deadly MERS virus.

  6. Hungary remembers Holocaust amid boycotts, protests

    Hungary remembers Holocaust amid boycotts, protests

    Pécs (Hungary) (AFP) - Hungary bean 70th anniversary commemorations of the Holocaust on Wednesday amid boycotts and protests by Jewish groups which accuse the government of whitewashing the country's role in the mass deportations of Jews in 1944.

  7. Juncker wants politicians not bureaucrats in new EU executive

    Juncker wants politicians not bureaucrats in new EU executive

    Strasbourg (France) (AFP) - Jean-Claude Juncker, a front-runner in the race to become president of the European Commission, told AFP he was ready to fight to have politicians rather than bureaucrats on his team.

  8. Kidnapped Nigeria girls taken to Islamist stronghold

    Kidnapped Nigeria girls taken to Islamist stronghold

    Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were taken to a stronghold of the Islamist group, parents said on Wednesday, as the security forces pressed on with a search to find the hostages.

  9. Prosecution pillories Pistorius expert

    Prosecution pillories Pistorius expert

    Pretoria (AFP) - The prosecution on Wednesday derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances of Reeva Steenkamp's death.

  10. Singapore accepts Indonesia apology over warship row

    Singapore accepts Indonesia apology over warship row

    Singapore (AFP) - Singapore on Wednesday welcomed an apology from Indonesia's military chief over the naming of a warship after two marines who staged a deadly bombing in the city-state in 1965.

  11. Sydney welcomes Will and Kate with sunshine and cheers

    Sydney welcomes Will and Kate with sunshine and cheers

    Sydney (AFP) - Britain's Prince William and wife Kate charmed a welcoming crowd at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as they began the Australian leg of a tour Down Under with baby Prince George.

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