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  1. Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

    Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

    Cilacap (Indonesia) (AFP) - Two Australian drug smugglers were taken Wednesday to an Indonesian island where they will be executed despite frantic diplomatic efforts to save them, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia was "revolted" by their looming deaths.

  2. Turkish Airlines plane skids off Nepal runway

    Turkish Airlines plane skids off Nepal runway

    Kathmandu (AFP) - A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers had to be evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport on Wednesday and skidded onto nearby grassland.

  3. India bans broadcast of film showing gang-rapist

    India bans broadcast of film showing gang-rapist

    New Delhi (AFP) - India has banned the broadcast of a controversial documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and murdered a student is shown blaming the victim -- a move the film's maker called "arbitrary censorship".

  4. Royal prank radio station faces losing licence

    Royal prank radio station faces losing licence

    Sydney (AFP) - An Australian High Court ruling Wednesday opened the door for a radio station at the centre of a royal hoax call controversy to face penalties including losing its licence.

  5. MH370 families trapped in 'black hole' one year later

    MH370 families trapped in 'black hole' one year later

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Chinese businessman Li Hua suffered a stroke, has considered suicide, and his wife has been hospitalised with heart trouble, all since their daughter went missing on flight MH370.

  6. Father says no proof his son is 'Jihadi John'

    Father says no proof his son is 'Jihadi John'

    Kuwait City (AFP) - The father of "Jihadi John" said in an interview published Wednesday that there was no proof that his son was the Islamic State executioner, adding there were a number of "false rumours" circulating.

  7. 450 killed in China's Xinjiang last year, mostly Uighurs: group

    450 killed in China's Xinjiang last year, mostly Uighurs: group

    Beijing (AFP) - More than 450 people were killed in China's restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.

  8. US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

    US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

    Manila (AFP) - Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday he had found one of Japan's biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II.

  9. 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.

  10. Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

    Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

    Sydney (AFP) - Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said Wednesday, sparking claims of mismanagement.

  11. China defence budget to grow 'about 10 percent': govt

    China defence budget to grow 'about 10 percent': govt

    Beijing (AFP) - China's defence budget will rise by about 10 percent in 2015, Beijing said Wednesday, extending a run of double-digit annual increases that reflects its broad military ambitions.

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