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  1. Mum must pay for Dad's murder: sons

    Mum must pay for Dad's murder: sons

    Perth sons of woman charged with murdering husband in Bali say she must pay, even if it means her execution.

  2. Obama says Ferguson police racism not isolated

    Obama says Ferguson police racism not isolated

    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama said he believes deep racism unearthed in Ferguson, Missouri's police department is not common but could exist elsewhere in the country.

  3. UN shrinks food aid to Syria refugees in Turkey as cash low

    UN shrinks food aid to Syria refugees in Turkey as cash low

    Geneva (AFP) - The United Nations food agency said Friday it had been forced to withdraw aid from nine Syrian refugee camps in Turkey due to a lack of funds, calling on donors to step up.

  4. Probe 'Dawn' enters orbit of dwarf planet Ceres: NASA

    Probe 'Dawn' enters orbit of dwarf planet Ceres: NASA

    Washington (AFP) - The space probe Dawn began orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres Friday on a voyage of discovery into the solar system's main asteroid belt, NASA said Friday.

  5. 'Hell awaits' Tajiks fighting in Syria: leader

    'Hell awaits' Tajiks fighting in Syria: leader

    Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (AFP) - Post-Soviet Tajikistan's authoritarian President Emomali Rakhmon said Friday that Tajiks fighting in the ranks of ISIS and other extremist organisations in Iraq and Syria would burn in hell.

  6. China warns Britain over MPs report on 'eroded' Hong Kong freedoms

    China warns Britain over MPs report on 'eroded' Hong Kong freedoms

    Hong Kong (AFP) - China said Britain had "no right to interfere" in Hong Kong on Friday following a report by British MPs that warned of an erosion of freedoms in the city.

  7. Ukrainian pilot ends hunger strike in Russian jail: lawyer

    Ukrainian pilot ends hunger strike in Russian jail: lawyer

    Moscow (AFP) - Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has decided to end a hunger strike after going more than 80 days without food to protest her detention in a Russian jail, one of her lawyers said on Friday.

  8. S. Korea US envoy attacker charged with attempted murder

    S. Korea US envoy attacker charged with attempted murder

    Seoul (AFP) - South Korean police on Friday charged the man behind a shocking knife attack on the US ambassador with attempted murder, while investigating his possible links with North Korea.

  9. Austria avoids kissing goodbye to Nazi-looted Klimt masterpiece

    Austria avoids kissing goodbye to Nazi-looted Klimt masterpiece

    Vienna (AFP) - One of Austria's most treasured artworks looked safe to remain in the country for now after an expert panel Friday rejected restitution claims by descendants of its Jewish former owners robbed by the Nazis.

  10. Widespread outrage after IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

    Widespread outrage after IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

    Baghdad (AFP) - Condemnation poured in Friday of the Islamic State group's bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists' latest attack on Iraqi cultural treasures that the UN termed a "war crime".

  11. Lessons learnt as MH370 hunt marks one year

    Sydney (AFP) - The hunt for Flight MH370 has failed to turn up any debris, but its unprecedented scale in one of the world's remotest locations has provided valuable lessons for future search and rescue missions.

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