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  1. Finance News Update, what you need to know

    Finance News Update, what you need to know

  2. Polish, Latvian officials barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

    Polish, Latvian officials barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

    Warsaw (AFP) - Senior Polish and Latvian officials who sought to attend the Moscow funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday they had been denied entry into Russia on the eve of the ceremony.

  3. Boy shot by US cop died due to own actions

    Boy shot by US cop died due to own actions

    Lawyers claim the injuries sustained by a 12-year-old boy shot dead by police stemmed from his actions and failure "to exercise due care to avoid injury".

  4. Los Angeles police shoot man dead on video

    Los Angeles police shoot man dead on video

    The killing of a man by police echoes a 2014 LA police shooting of Ezell Ford, whose death in a struggle with officers brought demonstrations in the city.

  5. Nemtsov murder witness says blocked from leaving Moscow

    Nemtsov murder witness says blocked from leaving Moscow

    Moscow (AFP) - The Ukrainian model girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov complained Monday she was being blocked from leaving Moscow, as authorities vowed to solve the most shocking political assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

  6. More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine

    More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine

    Geneva (AFP) - The UN reported Monday over 6,000 people have perished in the "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure" in Ukraine, and warned the targeting of civilian areas could be a "crime against humanity."

  7. Latest Charlie Hebdo takes dig at far-right party's makeover

    Latest Charlie Hebdo takes dig at far-right party's makeover

    Paris (AFP) - The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo -- the satirical weekly which has become the top-selling newspaper in France since its offices were attacked by Islamist gunmen in January -- takes a dig at the country's far-right National Front.

  8. 'Please have mercy on my brother'

    'Please have mercy on my brother'

    The brother of an Australian facing imminent execution in Indonesia has appealed on national television for President Joko Widodo to spare the drug smuggler's life.

  9. Myanmar police seal student marchers inside monastery: activists

    Myanmar police seal student marchers inside monastery: activists

    Yangon (AFP) - Riot police sealed hundreds of Myanmar student protesters inside a monastery on Monday in a tense standoff, activists said, blocking their planned march to Yangon to call for education reforms.

  10. Tajik ruling party sweeps polls, opposition out

    Tajik ruling party sweeps polls, opposition out

    Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (AFP) - Tajikistan's ruling party looked set to win a hefty parliamentary majority while the main Islamic opposition cried foul after being shut out in weekend elections said by Western observers to have been marred by "significant" cheating.

  11. Estonians choose pro-West parties amid Russia jitters

    Estonians choose pro-West parties amid Russia jitters

    Tallinn (AFP) - Estonia's governing pro-NATO Reform party was set Monday for tricky coalition talks after defeating a Kremlin-oriented rival in an election held amid jitters over the actions of neighbouring Russia.

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