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  1. Horse-trading begins as UK poll enters final straight

    Horse-trading begins as UK poll enters final straight

    London (AFP) - Britain's political leaders on Tuesday began a final push for votes ahead of this week's knife-edge election, even as they prepared for the likelihood of protracted coalition talks once polls close.

  2. 'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans go into battle with Britain

    'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans go into battle with Britain

    Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain.

  3. Kerry says Somalia 'turning around' during historic visit

    Kerry says Somalia 'turning around' during historic visit

    Mogadishu (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry said war-torn Somalia was facing a better future Tuesday during a ground-breaking visit as the most senior US diplomat to visit since the doomed 'Black Hawk Down' incident of 1993 in which 18 US troops died.

  4. Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll rises to 7,557

    Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll rises to 7,557

    Kathmandu (AFP) - Nepalese authorities said on Tuesday that a vast army of emergency workers was finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of a massive earthquake as the death toll from the disaster rose to 7,557.

  5. Koala 'Blinky Bill' saunters into Australian hospital

    Koala 'Blinky Bill' saunters into Australian hospital

    Sydney (AFP) - An inquisitive koala nicknamed "Blinky Bill" has sauntered into the emergency department of an Australian hospital, exploring the waiting room for several minutes before wandering back out.

  6. Indian PM Modi to make first visit to Asian rival China

    Indian PM Modi to make first visit to Asian rival China

    New Delhi (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to China next week, seeking to overcome strains between the nuclear-armed rivals over a border dispute and Beijing's growing regional clout.

  7. Thai police find graves at second migrant jungle camp

    Thai police find graves at second migrant jungle camp

    Bangkok (AFP) - Investigators probing human trafficking in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second jungle camp believed to hold the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, police said Tuesday.

  8. Gulf leaders gather amid Yemen concerns

    Gulf leaders gather amid Yemen concerns

    Riyadh (AFP) - Gulf monarchs gathered Tuesday for an extraordinary summit amid growing international concern over the Saudi-led air war against Shiite rebels in Yemen and a deepening regional threat from jihadists.

  9. China to lift drug price controls from June 1

    China to lift drug price controls from June 1

    Shanghai (AFP) - The Chinese government said on Tuesday it will scrap long-standing state price controls on most medicines, effective June 1, as part of market-oriented reforms.

  10. Beijing soar, Brisbane floored in AFC Champions League

    Beijing soar, Brisbane floored in AFC Champions League

    Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) - Beijing Guoan reached the AFC Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday but Australia's Brisbane Roar crashed out with a 2-1 defeat to Urawa Red Diamonds.

  11. Germany's post-WWII 'occupation children' speak out

    Germany's post-WWII 'occupation children' speak out

    Berlin (AFP) - Many faced social stigma and were long kept in the dark about their true parental origins, with birth certificates that usually said "father unknown".

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