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  1. Thai opposition TV channels face suspension for 'violating' orders

    Bangkok (AFP) - Two Thai television channels affiliated to the opposition Red Shirt movement will be taken off air for seven days for "violating" junta orders, an official said on Tuesday, in the latest strike against freedom of expression in the military-ruled kingdom.

  2. British banker due back in court in Hong Kong double murder

    British banker due back in court in Hong Kong double murder

    Hong Kong (AFP) - It is a crime that shocked Hong Kong -- two young Indonesian women found dead in the upmarket apartment of a British banker, the decaying body of one of them stuffed into a suitcase.

  3. Malaysian sentenced to hang for murder of UK med students

    Malaysian sentenced to hang for murder of UK med students

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death on Tuesday for the murder of two British medical students last year, his defence lawyer said.

  4. Deadline day dawns in Iran nuclear talks

    Deadline day dawns in Iran nuclear talks

    Lausanne (AFP) - Marathon talks aimed at stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons entered their final scheduled day Tuesday with global powers racing to agree a framework deal by a midnight deadline.

  5. Alps crash pilot suicidal 'years ago'

    Alps crash pilot suicidal 'years ago'

    Doctors treating the co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane had no recent signs he intended to hurt himself or others.

  6. Pacific islands brace for possible super typhoon

    Pacific islands brace for possible super typhoon

    Hagatna (Guam) (AFP) - Meteorologists warned on Tuesday that a storm reported to have left several casualties in Micronesia was building into a super typhoon as it swept across the central Pacific and headed towards the Yap group of islands.

  7. First China air force drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

    First China air force drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

    Beijing (AFP) - China's air force has carried out its first ever military drill over the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, highlighting Beijing's growing military reach.

  8. Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

    Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

    Singapore (AFP) - A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings.

  9. Japanese robber breaks leg during hold-up, calls ambulance

    Japanese robber breaks leg during hold-up, calls ambulance

    Tokyo (AFP) - A hapless armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Japan -- and then used the shop's payphone to call an ambulance, according to a report and police.

  10. Apple CEO Tim Cook defends gay rights

    Again defending gay rights, Apple CEO Tim Cook warns that something dangerous is happening in the US, allowing discrimination against neighbours.

  11. In Greece, folk music and patriotism soothe wounded national pride

    In Greece, folk music and patriotism soothe wounded national pride

    Athens (AFP) - With its dignity battered by six years of "humiliation" at the hands of its international creditors, cash-strapped Greece is turning to folk music and patriotism to restore its injured national pride.

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