Sydney (AFP) - Prince William and his wife Kate flew into Sydney on Wednesday with their baby son George to kick off the Australian leg of their tour Down Under.
Seoul (AFP) - South Korean officials said as many as 295 people were still unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 477 passengers and crew capsized off the south coast on Wednesday.
Manila (AFP) - The Philippines said Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead.
A recent university graduate, son of a veteran police officer, has stabbed five students to death during a house party in the Canadian city of Calgary.
Damascus (AFP) - Syrian troops and pro-regime militiamen fought their way into rebel-held neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs after besieging them for nearly two years.
Beijing (AFP) - A Tibetan man in China burned himself to death on Tuesday, overseas media and a rights group reported, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.
It was a wet, windy end to the royal tour of New Zealand, but that didn't stop thousands of fans braving the elements to get a final glimpse of the couple.
Sydney (AFP) - A leading Australian politician resigned Wednesday after admitting to a "massive memory fail" when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth Aus$3,000 (US$2,780).
Heavy rain has hampered the visit to Wellington by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the last day of their tour of New Zealand.
Boston (AFP) - Boston paid solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.
Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela's government and opposition sat down for a new round of talks aimed at ending two months of deadly protests that have rocked the oil-rich nation.
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