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  1. Bali Nine last wishes revealed

    Bali Nine last wishes revealed

    Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are spending their final hours with family, unless Indonesia's president gives a last-minute reprieve for the Bali Nine pair.

  2. New Zealanders safe in Nepal grows

    Five Nepali staff working for a NZ company have died in the earthquake, and more than 150 New Zealanders are confirmed as safe.

  3. Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal

    Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal

    A powerful, magnitude 6.7 aftershock has shaken the Kathmandu area of Nepal a day after the massive earthquake.

  4. Beijing poised for 'de facto control' of S.China Sea: Philippines

    Beijing poised for 'de facto control' of S.China Sea: Philippines

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned on Sunday as it called on fellow Southeast Asian countries to "finally stand up" to their massive neighbour.

  5. Frantic search as Nepal toll passes 2,000

    Frantic search as Nepal toll passes 2,000

    The death toll from a massive earthquake which devastated large parts of Nepal has passed 2,000 but the final toll is expected to be much higher.

  6. Benin votes in key test for President Boni Yayi

    Benin votes in key test for President Boni Yayi

    Cotonou (AFP) - Benin headed to the polls Sunday in legislative elections seen as a key test for President Thomas Boni Yayi, whose controversial plans to change the constitution to extend his rule may be crushed if the opposition makes gains.

  7. Indonesia defiant as UN leads condemnation of looming executions

    Indonesia defiant as UN leads condemnation of looming executions

    Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia on Sunday signalled it was determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon.

  8. Choppers rescue Everest avalanche victims: AFP

    Choppers rescue Everest avalanche victims: AFP

    Mount Everest (Nepal) (AFP) - Helicopters airlifted injured climbers off Mount Everest Sunday after an avalanche killed at least 17 people, an AFP team at the scene reported, as images of the disaster showed a terrifying cloud of snow roaring towards base camp.

  9. International rescuers, aid dispatched to Nepal quake

    International rescuers, aid dispatched to Nepal quake

    Hong Kong (AFP) - International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.

  10. Turkish Cypriots vote in poll that could speed peace talks

    Turkish Cypriots vote in poll that could speed peace talks

    Nicosia (AFP) - Voters in the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus went to the polls on Sunday to choose a new leader in an election runoff that could speed UN-brokered reunification talks.

  11. Lawyer cries out for Mary Jane's life

    Lawyer cries out for Mary Jane's life

    The lawyers for Filipina maid Mary Jane Veloso, who is due to be executed with Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, says she is innocent.

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