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  1. At least 10 trapped after mudslides in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

    At least 10 trapped after mudslides in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

    Srinagar (India) (AFP) - At least 10 people have been buried by mudslides and hundreds more have been evacuated after heavy rain triggered flooding in Indian Kashmir on Monday, police said.

  2. Filial pursuit: China museum displays family values campaign

    Filial pursuit: China museum displays family values campaign

    Guyi (China) (AFP) - What makes a good son or daughter? At China's first museum dedicated to the topic of "filial piety", the answer seems to be: almost superhuman levels of devotion and sacrifice.

  3. International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

    International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

    Melbourne (AFP) - New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain.

  4. US, South Korea marines stage major landing drill

    US, South Korea marines stage major landing drill

    Pohang (South Korea) (AFP) - Thousands of US and South Korean troops, backed by helicopters and jet fighters, staged a massive, amphibious landing drill on Monday -- the centrepiece of an annual military exercise condemned by North Korea.

  5. Japan minister sidesteps Okinawa governor in base row

    Japan minister sidesteps Okinawa governor in base row

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's central government muscled the governor of Okinawa out of the way Monday in a row over the construction of a US air base, suspending his stop-work order in the latest fraught chapter of a two-decade row.

  6. Court hears expert support for Bali appeal

    Court hears expert support for Bali appeal

    The appeal of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan's denial of clemency has continued in a Jakarta court with an expert witness.

  7. India's women athletes box, shoot, wrestle for recognition

    India's women athletes box, shoot, wrestle for recognition

    New Delhi (AFP) - For India's female badminton champion Saina Nehwal, newly crowned world number one, it's been a tough climb to the top in a patriarchal country that has long neglected women athletes.

  8. Afghanistan's Ghani walks tightrope over US, Pakistan ties

    Afghanistan's Ghani walks tightrope over US, Pakistan ties

    Kabul (AFP) - In pursuing rapprochement with Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is the very antithesis of his fiery predecessor, but his unprecedented diplomatic overtures have prompted rumblings of unease back home.

  9. Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea

    Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea

    A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, sending startled residents fleeing from their homes, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage.

  10. Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

    Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

    Lausanne (AFP) - Global powers were due to gather with Iran Monday, seeking to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran's nuclear programme as diplomats said tentative agreement on some parts had been reached.

  11. Australia orders two on flight decks after Alps crash

    Australia orders two on flight decks after Alps crash

    Sydney (AFP) - Australian airlines must ensure that two crew are on the flight deck at all times, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said on Monday in response to the Germanwings disaster.

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