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  1. Russia's Tretyakov gallery targeted in art scam probe

    Moscow (AFP) - Russian investigators are carrying out a probe into art valuations by experts at one of the country's top museums, Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, a gallery spokeswoman said Wednesday.

  2. EU to board unflagged vessels in migrant push

    Brussels (AFP) - EU nations will get powers to board unflagged boats in the Mediterranean in order to stop people traffickers following the worst migrant shipwreck in years, diplomats said Wednesday.

  3. Heart sick Kiwi's Bali drug trial resumes

    New Zealander Antony De Malmanche will defend drug charges that carry the death penalty by arguing he fell victim to an online scam.

  4. Burundi president confirms will seek third term

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza insisted Wednesday he would run for a third term in an election in June, defying international pressure to change his mind in a crisis that has sparked deadly protests.

  5. Aussie on trial in China over drugs

    The trial of 25-year-old Australian Peter Gardner, accused of trying to smuggle drugs out of China, is set to get under way.

  6. Qatar?s Lekhwiya make last 16, no joy for Buriram

    Qatar?s Lekhwiya make last 16, no joy for Buriram

    Doha (AFP) - Qatar champions Lekhwiya advanced to the last 16 of the AFC Champions League with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia?s Al Nassr on Wednesday.

  7. Why is Europe so fat? Questions and Answers

    Prague (AFP) - World Health Organization research published Wednesday contends that Europe is getting fatter every year, and heading for an obesity crisis.

  8. Dutch lawmaker plans Mohammed expo after US shootings

    The Hague (AFP) - Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders said on Wednesday he wanted to stage a parliamentary exhibition of the cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed that sparked a deadly shooting in Texas that left two dead.

  9. Arafat widow's lawyers say French murder inquiry must go on

    Nanterre (France) (AFP) - Lawyers representing the widow of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Wednesday denounced a French decision to close a murder inquiry into his 2004 death and vowed to ensure the investigation continued.

  10. Thai authorities find six more bodies in people-smuggling probe

    Padang Besar (Thailand) (AFP) - Thai authorities investigating people-smuggling said six more bodies were found Wednesday in the same patch of jungle bordering Malaysia where the remains of dozens of migrants were exhumed last week.

  11. Danish intelligence chief steps down after criticism

    Copenhagen (AFP) - The head of Denmark's intelligence agency on Wednesday stepped down as an investigation criticised parts of the police response to February's deadly twin attacks in Copenhagen.

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