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  1. European anti-Islam group's Canadian protest fizzles

    European anti-Islam group's Canadian protest fizzles

    Montreal (AFP) - A planned protest by the new Canadian branch of anti-Islam group PEGIDA failed to materialize in Montreal as around 500 opponents gathered to rally against the demonstration.

  2. Australia moves towards joining China-led bank: government

    Australia moves towards joining China-led bank: government

    Sydney (AFP) - Australia said it will sign an agreement to become a prospective founding member of a China-backed infrastructure bank, but continued to express concerns about how the institution is governed.

  3. Singapore honours Lee with elaborate state funeral

    Singapore honours Lee with elaborate state funeral

    Singapore (AFP) - Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be given an elaborate state funeral Sunday, ending a week of mourning for the man who led the city-state to independence 50 years ago.

  4. BA says frequent flier accounts breached

    BA says frequent flier accounts breached

    Some online frequent flier accounts have been hacked, British Airways says.

  5. New Zealand obsessed by World Cup final

    New Zealand obsessed by World Cup final

    Wellington (AFP) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key decided not to attend Lee Kuan Yew's funeral and left behind a bruising byelection defeat to be in Melbourne Sunday as he led his nation's obsession with the World Cup final.

  6. Suspect package prompts Madrid post office evacuation

    Suspect package prompts Madrid post office evacuation

    Madrid (AFP) - A package containing "a suspicious white substance" on Saturday prompted the evacuation of a Madrid post office, with 23 people undergoing decontamination as a safety precaution, the emergency services said.

  7. Ukraine leader says he will not let oligarchs sow 'chaos'

    Ukraine leader says he will not let oligarchs sow 'chaos'

    Kiev (AFP) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday pledged to stop oligarchs from sowing "chaos" after the governor of a key industrial region quit following a row over a state oil firm.

  8. Chilean president describes 'bleak' scene in flood-hit north

    Chilean president describes 'bleak' scene in flood-hit north

    Santiago (AFP) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet pointed to a "bleak" situation in the country's flood-hit north Saturday, after deadly rains swept through the normally arid area last week.

  9. Frenchwoman dies of injuries from Tunisia museum attack

    Frenchwoman dies of injuries from Tunisia museum attack

    Paris (AFP) - A Frenchwoman has succumbed to injuries sustained in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's national museum, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from the shooting to 22.

  10. 'Another tragedy': Rescued Chile miner loses home in floods

    'Another tragedy': Rescued Chile miner loses home in floods

    Santiago (AFP) - One of the Chilean miners who captured worldwide attention in 2010 after spending more than two months in a collapsed mine has lost everything after torrential rains struck northern Chile.

  11. EU-Ukraine summit to take place on April 27: Poroshenko

    EU-Ukraine summit to take place on April 27: Poroshenko

    Kiev (AFP) - A summit between top European Union officials and Ukraine's leaders will take place in Kiev at the end of April, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko announced on Saturday.

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