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  1. Chan, Sukumaran families brace for end

    The day the Chan and Sukumaran families have been dreading for ten years is finally set to dawn.

  2. Appeals court convicts South Korea ferry captain of murder

    Appeals court convicts South Korea ferry captain of murder

    Seoul (AFP) - A South Korean appeals court on Tuesday found the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago guilty of murdering the 304 people who died in the disaster and upped his sentence to life imprisonment.

  3. Rescuers battle to reach Nepal quake victims

    Rescuers battle to reach Nepal quake victims

    Kathmandu (AFP) - Rescuers in Nepal battled Tuesday to reach remote communities devastated by a huge earthquake that has killed at least 4,310 people, as the impoverished country's leader said relief workers had still not reached many of the worst-hit areas.

  4. Chan, Sukumaran families arrive at Cilacap

    Chan, Sukumaran families arrive at Cilacap

    The day the Chan and Sukumaran families have been dreading for 10 years is finally here.

  5. Anguished families say goodbye before Indonesia executions

    Anguished families say goodbye before Indonesia executions

    Cilacap (Indonesia) (AFP) - The families of two Australian convicts facing execution in Indonesia paid an anguished final visit to their loved ones Tuesday, wailing in grief as ambulances carrying empty white coffins arrived at their prison.

  6. Quake moves Kathmandu but Everest height unchanged: experts

    Quake moves Kathmandu but Everest height unchanged: experts

    Sydney (AFP) - The earthquake that devastated Nepal and left thousands of people dead shifted the earth beneath Kathmandu by up to several metres south, but the height of Mount Everest likely stayed the same, experts said Tuesday.

  7. South Korea's Park 'regrets' bribery scandal

    South Korea's Park 'regrets' bribery scandal

    Seoul (AFP) - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye expressed "regret" Tuesday over a bruising bribery scandal that implicated some of her closest aides and forced her prime minister to resign.

  8. Celebrities urge Australia PM to do more to save execution pair

    Sydney (AFP) - Celebrities including Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush released a video Tuesday urging Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to fly to Indonesia to help save two citizens facing execution, forcing the government to defend its tactics.

  9. Arrests, radio station shut as Burundi hit by fresh protests

    Arrests, radio station shut as Burundi hit by fresh protests

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Authorities in Burundi arrested a leading dissident and shut down the main independent radio station on Monday as they battled a second day of demonstrations against a bid by the president to cling to power for a third term.

  10. Disgruntled employee writes sarcastic resignation note to bosses

    Disgruntled employee writes sarcastic resignation note to bosses

    A disgruntled employee has decided to get back at their boss by writing an incredibly sarcastic resignation letter and posting it online.

  11. Baltimore deploys Guard troops as riots erupt

    Baltimore deploys Guard troops as riots erupt

    Baltimore (AFP) - Authorities ordered thousands of police and National Guard troopers to back up beleaguered officers in the US city of Baltimore after riots triggered by anger over alleged police brutality.

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