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  1. Don't demonise me: Aussie UK Greens leader

    An Australian ex-journo leads one of the political parties contesting this week's UK general election which polls suggest is too close to call.

  2. Second huge Berlin cocaine stash found in Aldi bananas

    Second huge Berlin cocaine stash found in Aldi bananas

    Berlin (AFP) - More than 15 million euros worth of cocaine turned up Monday in boxes of bananas delivered to Aldi supermarkets in and around Berlin, police said.

  3. Optical illusion blamed for crashes on US freeway

    An optical illusion is being blamed for a series of crashes on a freeway ramp in America.

  4. France's Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from own far-right party

    France's Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from own far-right party

    Nanterre (France) (AFP) - France's far-right National Front (FN) on Monday suspended founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over a string of controversial remarks and amid a deepening feud with his daughter Marine, who now leads the party.

  5. US choppers begin Nepal quake reconnaissance flights

    US choppers begin Nepal quake reconnaissance flights

    Kathmandu (AFP) - US military helicopters began reconnaissance trips Monday to assess remote areas of Nepal devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people, an official said.

  6. Panama's Noriega to be tried for activist's disappearance

    Panama's Noriega to be tried for activist's disappearance

    Panama City (AFP) - Panama's former strongman Manuel Noriega will face trial for the 1970 disappearance of a leftist union activist, his lawyer said Monday, the latest in a string of cases against the jailed ex-leader.

  7. Jean-Marie Le Pen, France's far-right master provocateur

    Jean-Marie Le Pen, France's far-right master provocateur

    Paris (AFP) - He labels gas chambers a "detail of history", believes Nazi occupation of France was not all bad, wants to join with Russia to save the "white world" and says he understands why some fight democracy.

  8. Top Burundi judge flees country in dramatic twist to crisis

    Top Burundi judge flees country in dramatic twist to crisis

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - The vice-president of Burundi's constitutional court -- which was about to decide on the legality of a hugely contested third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza -- fled the country Monday.

  9. World News Update, what you need to know

    World News Update, what you need to know

  10. 'Pretty Girls': Britney Spears teams up with Iggy Azalea

    'Pretty Girls': Britney Spears teams up with Iggy Azalea

    New York (AFP) - Britney Spears, whose career has been full of both commercial success and criticism, has recorded a song with a younger kindred spirit, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.

  11. New Generation cartel Mexico's latest menace

    New Generation cartel Mexico's latest menace

    Mexico City (AFP) - Armed with rocket-propelled grenades to bring down an army helicopter and with ties to gangs as far afield as Asia, the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel and its shadowy boss have grown into Mexico's newest menace.

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