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  1. Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies

    Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies

    Yangon (AFP) - Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition and the nation's longest-serving political prisoner, died Monday at the age of 84 after battling for decades to bring freedom to a nation that suffered under military rule.

  2. Australia's asylum-seeker policy 'risky'

    Australia's asylum-seeker policy 'risky'

    Australia's Operation Sovereign Borders policy has been singled out at a Jakarta forum as endangering the lives of asylum seekers at sea.

  3. Japan PM makes offering to war shrine, but skips visit

    Japan PM makes offering to war shrine, but skips visit

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, sparking a Chinese charge that he was offering "a slap in the face" to US President Barack Obama days ahead of his visit.

  4. Climbers cancel Everest expeditions

    Climbers cancel Everest expeditions

    Several climbing teams have cancelled their expeditions to Mount Everest with others weighing up whether to go ahead after the death of 13 sherpas.

  5. Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela

    Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela

    Caracas (AFP) - Fresh clashes erupted in Venezuela's capital, with hooded anti-government protesters hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at riot police who returned fire with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon.

  6. Indonesia speaks out on boatpeople amid Australia tension

    Jakarta (AFP) - Jakarta called on governments Monday to stop "shifting responsibility" for asylum-seekers, in veiled criticism of Australia's hardline policy of towing boatloads of would-be refugees back to Indonesia.

  7. Drone kills three Qaeda suspects in Yemen

    Drone kills three Qaeda suspects in Yemen

    Aden (AFP) - Three more Al-Qaeda suspects, including an alleged senior militant, were killed Monday in a drone strike in southern Yemen, a local official said.

  8. Miss America defends suspended teen

    Miss America defends suspended teen

    Miss America Nina Davuluri has asked high school officials to rethink the suspension of 18-year-old Patrick Farves, who asked her to be his prom date.

  9. MH370 scrutiny on Malaysia deals wild card in Anwar case

    MH370 scrutiny on Malaysia deals wild card in Anwar case

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - The intense global scrutiny brought upon Malaysia's government over the fate of flight MH370 has tossed a wild card into its controversial efforts to send opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim back to jail.

  10. Egypt vote a two-man race between ex-army chief, leftist

    Egypt vote a two-man race between ex-army chief, leftist

    Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's presidential election has turned into a contest between the ex-army chief lauded by millions for ousting an Islamist government and a leftist who claims to represent the ideals of the 2011 uprising.

  11. More ferry crew members detained

    More ferry crew members detained

    Prosecutor says four more crew members from sunken ferry detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.

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