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  1. Battle to get aid to Nepal's quake-hit mountain villages

    Kathmandu (AFP) - More than a week after Nepal's devastating earthquake, large swathes of the Himalayan nation have yet to receive any outside help as aid workers battle landslides, avalanches and a helicopter shortage to reach communities in some of the world's remotest terrain.

  2. New migrant rescues in Med as nearly 3,700 taken to Italy

    New migrant rescues in Med as nearly 3,700 taken to Italy

    Rome (AFP) - Italy's coastguard attempted to rescue more migrants in the Mediterranean Sunday after nearly 3,700 were picked up trying to reach Europe on Saturday alone.

  3. Ambassador returning after executions

    Ambassador Paul Grigson is returning to Australia for talks following Indonesia's execution of two drug smugglers in defiance of international pressure.

  4. 101-year-old found alive after Nepal quake

    101-year-old found alive after Nepal quake

    A 101-year-old man has been pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal, police say.

  5. Soldiers who assaulted C.Africa kids 'should own up': France

    Soldiers who assaulted C.Africa kids 'should own up': France

    Paris (AFP) - France's defence minister has urged soldiers "to give themselves up" if they are guilty of sexually assaulting hungry Central African kids, as questions remain on why the probe into the alleged crimes is taking so long.

  6. Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen: HRW

    Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen: HRW

    Dubai (AFP) - The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen has been using US-supplied cluster munitions in its air campaign, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, warning of the long-term dangers to civilians.

  7. 3,400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

    3,400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

    A total of 3,427 migrants have been rescued by French and Italian ships after their boats got into trouble off the Libyan coast.

  8. Quake-devastated Nepal toll to climb 'much higher'

    Quake-devastated Nepal toll to climb 'much higher'

    Kathmandu (AFP) - The death toll from an earthquake that ripped through Nepal will climb "much higher", the government warned Sunday, as relief teams raced to reach survivors of the disaster that has already claimed more than 7,000 lives.

  9. Spanish rebel party Podemos seeks second wind

    Spanish rebel party Podemos seeks second wind

    Madrid (AFP) - Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos, whose meteoric rise has upended the country's politics, is seeking a second wind as an internal crisis over strategy hits and polls show its popularity may have peaked.

  10. Shadow of Saddam lives on in Iraq

    Shadow of Saddam lives on in Iraq

    Baghdad (AFP) - Dozens of Iraqis crowding a Baghdad street fought to glimpse the red-haired man in a glass coffin, hoping to witness the end of a long-feared member of Saddam Hussein's regime.

  11. Kerry backs justice for Sri Lanka's war-hit Tamils

    Kerry backs justice for Sri Lanka's war-hit Tamils

    Colombo (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry ended a visit to Sri Lanka Sunday after pledging support for minority Tamils following decades of ethnic war, a local Tamil politician said.

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