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  1. First China air force drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

    First China air force drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

    Beijing (AFP) - China's air force has carried out its first ever military drill over the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, highlighting Beijing's growing military reach.

  2. Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

    Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

    Singapore (AFP) - A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings.

  3. Japanese robber breaks leg during hold-up, calls ambulance

    Japanese robber breaks leg during hold-up, calls ambulance

    Tokyo (AFP) - A hapless armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Japan -- and then used the shop's payphone to call an ambulance, according to a report and police.

  4. Apple CEO Tim Cook defends gay rights

    Again defending gay rights, Apple CEO Tim Cook warns that something dangerous is happening in the US, allowing discrimination against neighbours.

  5. In Greece, folk music and patriotism soothe wounded national pride

    In Greece, folk music and patriotism soothe wounded national pride

    Athens (AFP) - With its dignity battered by six years of "humiliation" at the hands of its international creditors, cash-strapped Greece is turning to folk music and patriotism to restore its injured national pride.

  6. North Korea threatens strike against UN rights office in Seoul

    North Korea threatens strike against UN rights office in Seoul

    Seoul (AFP) - North Korea has threatened "merciless punishment" against South Korea if it goes ahead with plans to open a UN field office in Seoul for monitoring the North's human rights record.

  7. S.Africa mining massacre report to be submitted

    S.Africa mining massacre report to be submitted

    Johannesburg (AFP) - The official report into the police killing of 34 South African miners in 2012 is due to be submitted to President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, with rights groups demanding that its findings are published immediately.

  8. Tsipras seeks 'honest compromise' as Greece wrangles with creditors

    Tsipras seeks 'honest compromise' as Greece wrangles with creditors

    Athens (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he wanted an "honest compromise" as the cash-strapped country wrangled with eurozone creditors over a new package of reforms needed to unlock vital bailout funds.

  9. Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18

    Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18

    Several of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground in 2010 have lost their homes in floods in the same region.

  10. Singapore teen in court over video

    Singapore teen in court over video

    A teenager in Singapore has been released on bail after being charged for posting a YouTube video titled "Lee Kuan Yew is finally dead".

  11. 20% of teens have accessed E-cigs

    20% of teens have accessed E-cigs

    A British study has found that teenagers who drink alcohol are significantly more likely to have used e-cigarettes.

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