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  1. Ferry disaster protesters march in Seoul

    Ferry disaster protesters march in Seoul

    Seoul (AFP) - Holding yellow balloons and carrying banners, thousands of protesters marched in the South Korean capital Saturday, calling for an independent probe into last year's ferry disaster.

  2. Clashes rage in Yemen as calls for peace talks grow

    Clashes rage in Yemen as calls for peace talks grow

    Taez (Yemen) (AFP) - Fierce fighting raged Saturday in south Yemen between Iran-backed rebels and loyalists of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, as pressure mounted for the warring factions to hold political talks.

  3. IS suicide bombers kill four at Iraq-Jordan crossing

    IS suicide bombers kill four at Iraq-Jordan crossing

    Baghdad (AFP) - The Islamic State group claimed an attack Saturday by French, Belgian and Senegalese suicide bombers on the Iraq-Jordan border that officials said killed at least four Iraqi security personnel.

  4. Death toll from huge quake in Nepal 'hits 876'

    Death toll from huge quake in Nepal 'hits 876'

    Kathmandu (AFP) - The death toll from a massive earthquake which devastated parts of Nepal on Saturday has risen to 876, according to police.

  5. Australia says executions of two nationals in Indonesia 'imminent'

    Sydney (AFP) - The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was "imminent".

  6. Filipina on Indonesia death row 'told she will be executed Tuesday'

    Filipina on Indonesia death row 'told she will be executed Tuesday'

    Jakarta (AFP) - A Filipina on death row in Indonesia has been informed that she will be executed on Tuesday, her lawyer said.

  7. Everest base camp avalanche 'kills 10'

    Kathmandu (AFP) - An avalanche at Mount Everest base camp triggered by a massive earthquake killed at least 10 people on Saturday, including foreign climbers, a Nepalese official said.

  8. Diggers' families speak at Lone Pine: PM

    Diggers' families speak at Lone Pine: PM

    Tony Abbott says young pilgrims at the Lone Pine memorial on Anzac Day are the hope of our day - just as the diggers who died in 1915 were a century ago.

  9. Hundreds dead in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest

    Hundreds dead in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest

    Kathmandu (AFP) - A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people Saturday as it ripped through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche that hit Everest base camp.

  10. Europe's police crack massive horsemeat tracking ring

    The Hague (AFP) - Police from seven European countries detained 26 people and seized hundreds of horse passports in a crackdown against a Europe-wide horsemeat trafficking ring, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday.

  11. Bali Nine pair get 72hr execution notice

    Bali Nine pair get 72hr execution notice

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Myuran Sukumaran's sister are pleading with Indonesia's president for a last-minute reprieve for the Bali Nine pair.

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