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  1. Jihadist chief killed as thousands march in Tunisia

    Jihadist chief killed as thousands march in Tunisia

    Tunis (AFP) - Tunisia said Sunday it had killed the leader of the jihadists behind the massacre at its national museum, as foreign leaders joined thousands of Tunisians in a march against extremism.

  2. Sarkozy, Le Pen expect boost from French local polls

    Sarkozy, Le Pen expect boost from French local polls

    Paris (AFP) - France's ruling Socialists looked set for a drubbing in run-off local polls on Sunday that were expected to boost the prospects of former president Nicolas Sarkozy and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen.

  3. Suicide attack targeting Afghan MP kills three: officials

    Suicide attack targeting Afghan MP kills three: officials

    Kabul (AFP) - A suicide attacker targeting a prominent Afghan MP killed three people including a child and wounded seven others in Kabul Sunday, officials said, just days after Washington announced it would slow the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

  4. Taiwan protesters pelt eggs over China flight route

    Taiwan protesters pelt eggs over China flight route

    Taipei (AFP) - Taiwanese demonstrators threw eggs and slippers to protest against China's launch of a controversial new flight route on Sunday, accusing the government of failing to stand up to Beijing.

  5. Alps crash captain shouted 'open the damn door'

    Alps crash captain shouted 'open the damn door'

    Berlin (AFP) - The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he desperately tried to get back into the locked cockpit, a German newspaper reported Sunday.

  6. Dutch bikes given to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

    Dutch bikes given to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

    Zaatari Refugee Camp (Jordan) (AFP) - The Dutch city of Amsterdam on Sunday donated 500 second-hand bicycles for Syrian refugees to use in the huge Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan.

  7. Greece seeks 'happy ending' as creditors mull loan deal

    Greece seeks 'happy ending' as creditors mull loan deal

    Athens (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in remarks published Sunday he hoped key talks with international creditors would yield a "happy ending" in the standoff over the country's crippling debt crisis.

  8. Iran nuclear talks close in on deal as Israel lashes out

    Iran nuclear talks close in on deal as Israel lashes out

    Lausanne (AFP) - Iran and world powers have reached tentative agreement on parts of a deal sharply curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme, Western diplomats said Sunday while cautioning that the deal is by no means done.

  9. Brain drain as young Greenlanders leave for Denmark

    Brain drain as young Greenlanders leave for Denmark

    Copenhagen (AFP) - As hopes fade for a commodities boom in Greenland there is growing concern that an exodus of young people could cripple the economy of a territory already facing an uncertain outlook.

  10. Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

    Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

    New York (AFP) - The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark as iconic landmarks across the world observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.

  11. Court to hear expert support for Bali Nine

    The appeal of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan's denial of clemency will continue in a Jakarta court on Monday.

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