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  1. Australia helps blunt IS: White House

    Australia helps blunt IS: White House

    Islamic State is sending hundreds of naive and gullible recruits to die as untrained suicide bombers, US President Barack Obama's envoy says.

  2. Restaurant brands customers 'peasants' after bad online review

    An upscale restaurant has described a hen's party as "peasants" and "bottom of the barrel" after the bride-to-be gave the business a bad review online.

  3. Russian 'gulag' museum forced to change format

    Russian 'gulag' museum forced to change format

    Moscow (AFP) - The rights group that ran Russia's only museum in a former gulag said Tuesday it has been ousted and the institution will cease as a memorial devoted to Soviet-era repression.

  4. Bali Nine pair silent as taken away

    Bali Nine pair silent as taken away

    Indonesian authorities say Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan did not say a word as armoured vehicles took them from their Bali jail in the pre-dawn dark.

  5. Australians on Indonesia death row leave for execution island

    Australians on Indonesia death row leave for execution island

    Kerobokan (Indonesia) (AFP) - Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were taken from their Bali prison Wednesday to an island where they will executed, as the Australian leader said his country was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.

  6. Brazil judge orders deportation of Italian extremist

    Brazil judge orders deportation of Italian extremist

    Brasília (AFP) - A Brazilian federal judge on Tuesday ordered the deportation of Italian extremist and writer Cesare Battisti, convicted of murder in his homeland, citing legislation providing for the removal of wanted foreign nationals.

  7. All Erdogan's meals tested at home and abroad: doctor

    All Erdogan's meals tested at home and abroad: doctor

    Ankara (AFP) - Every meal that goes before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is rigorously tested both at home and abroad for fear of possible assassination, his personal doctor said.

  8. Greece may free jailed Golden Dawn leaders

    Greece may free jailed Golden Dawn leaders

    Athens (AFP) - Prosecutors said Tuesday that the jailed leader of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party and his deputy may have to be freed after 18 months in custody.

  9. Leeson calls for ban prosecutions

    The rogue trader whose fraudulent deals broke the city's oldest, and arguably most prestigious, merchant bank, Barings, calls for more bank prosecutions.

  10. Hollande plans first ever visit by French president to Cuba

    Hollande plans first ever visit by French president to Cuba

    Paris (AFP) - President Francois Holland will make the first ever visit by a French head of state to Cuba in May in the latest sign of a thaw between the isolated communist nation and Europe and the United States.

  11. Kiwi seeks acquittal over Buddha image

    Kiwi seeks acquittal over Buddha image

    A New Zealand man will find out later this month if he will be jailed in Myanmar for using an image of Buddha to promote a bar in the nation's capital.

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