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  1. Carson, Fiorina running for US president

    Carson, Fiorina running for US president

    Former Hewlett Packard boss Carly Fiorina has announced a US presidential run as a Republican.

  2. Final push in Britain's close election

    Final push in Britain's close election

    British Prime Minister David Cameron says a vote for Labour in this week's British election is a vote for chaos.

  3. Mohammed cartoon gunmen killed in Texas

    Mohammed cartoon gunmen killed in Texas

    The head of a right-wing group which organised a Prophet Mohammad drawing contest at which two gunmen were killed says "the war is here".

  4. Italy to vote on radical overhaul of electoral system

    Italy to vote on radical overhaul of electoral system

    Rome (AFP) - Italy's lower house of parliament is due to take a final vote Monday on a bill to radically overhaul the electoral system aimed at ending decades of political instability.

  5. China's Xi meets Taiwan ruling party chief: Xinhua

    China's Xi meets Taiwan ruling party chief: Xinhua

    Beijing (AFP) - Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping warned on Monday against Taiwan being seen as a country as he met the head of the island's ruling party, the first such encounter in seven years.

  6. Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

    Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

    Nairobi (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry called for unity in the face of terror attacks Monday, as he visited a memorial in Kenya to the 1998 bombing of the US embassy.

  7. Harry: Niece 'absolutely beautiful'

    Harry: Niece 'absolutely beautiful'

    Prince Harry, who is in Australia on secondment with the defence force, says his new niece is "absolutely beautiful".

  8. Israeli PM to meet Ethiopian community after clashes

    Israeli PM to meet Ethiopian community after clashes

    Jerusalem (AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of Israel's Ethiopian community Monday in a bid to ease tensions after clashes over allegations of police brutality and widespread discrimination.

  9. Hong Kong police nab suspect in massive hunt for kidnappers

    Hong Kong police nab suspect in massive hunt for kidnappers

    Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong police on Monday arrested one of six suspects who fled with millions in ransom money after a kidnap, the city's new police commissioner Stephen Lo said.

  10. Australia gift to Britain's new princess to help pygmy possums

    Australia gift to Britain's new princess to help pygmy possums

    Sydney (AFP) - Australia will send a fine woollen blanket embroidered with yellow flowers to Britain's new princess, but the royal baby will also be honoured with a more unusual gift -- support for a rare possum.

  11. Filipino on US most wanted list killed: rebels, military

    Manila (AFP) - A Filipino on the United States' list of most wanted "terrorists" has been killed in a firefight in the southern Philippines, Muslim rebel leaders and the military said Monday.

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