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  1. Indonesia gears up for executions as families wail in grief

    Indonesia gears up for executions as families wail in grief

    Cilacap (Indonesia) (AFP) - Indonesia made final preparations Tuesday to execute eight foreigners by firing squad, as family members wailed in grief during last visits to their loved ones and ambulances carrying white coffins arrived at the drug convicts' prison.

  2. Forgotten victims of Mexico drug war's stray bullets

    Forgotten victims of Mexico drug war's stray bullets

    Ocotlan (Mexico) (AFP) - The mechanic was working under a car when he turned his head and saw a dozen pick-up trucks creeping down the street in Mexico's western state of Jalisco.

  3. Baltimore deploys National Guard as riots erupt

    Baltimore deploys National Guard as riots erupt

    Baltimore (AFP) - Thousands of police and National Guard troopers were ordered to back up beleaguered officers in Baltimore on Tuesday after riots triggered by anger over the death of a black man in police custody.

  4. 'Army of Conquest' rebel alliance pressures Syria regime

    'Army of Conquest' rebel alliance pressures Syria regime

    Beirut (AFP) - A new rebel alliance calling itself the Army of Conquest has seized key positions in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib in recent weeks, including the provincial capital.

  5. Indonesian executions: key questions and answers

    Indonesian executions: key questions and answers

    Jakarta (AFP) - Eight foreigners and a Indonesian facing execution on a prison island are believed to be spending their last hours Tuesday before they are led into a clearing, tied to posts, and shot by firing squad.

  6. One dead, 90 injured in S.Africa train crash: officials

    One dead, 90 injured in S.Africa train crash: officials

    Johannesburg (AFP) - A train driver was killed and at least 90 other people injured Tuesday when two crowded commuter trains collided in Johannesburg, South African officials said, adding that emergency teams had cut one woman free from the wreckage.

  7. Russian cargo spacecraft 'hit by glitch'

    Russian cargo spacecraft 'hit by glitch'

    Moscow (AFP) - Russian officials said Tuesday an unmanned Progress spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station had suffered a glitch, after a successful launch earlier in the day.

  8. Tearful pleas after final farewell

    Tearful pleas after final farewell

    Distressed families wail as they say their final farewells to Bali nine duo.

  9. Boat rides and paraglides an hour from Nepal quake epicentre

    Boat rides and paraglides an hour from Nepal quake epicentre

    Pokhara (Nepal) (AFP) - For the adrenalin-junkie tourists of Pokhara, just an hour's drive from the epicentre of Nepal's earthquake, it's business as usual with boat trips and paragliding in a town spared the destruction wreaked elsewhere.

  10. China forces shot protesters: Xinjiang residents

    China forces shot protesters: Xinjiang residents

    Elishku (China) (AFP) - Something hideously violent happened in Elishku.

  11. Hear this now: propaganda drive in Xinjiang village

    Hear this now: propaganda drive in Xinjiang village

    Elishku (China) (AFP) - In the months since the carnage in Elishku, the village has acquired an Orwellian atmosphere, with loudspeakers perched atop 10-metre poles throughout the village blaring Chinese government propaganda on a constant loop.

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