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  1. Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies

    Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies

    A Myanmar journalist, dissident and political prisoner, Win Tin who was a close aide to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has died.

  2. Russian MP orders rape of pregnant reporter

    A pro-Kremlin political leader in Russia allegedly told to male aids to “violently” rape a pregnant journalist after she asked a question about sanctions against Ukraine.

  3. Australian Labor great Neville Wran dies aged 87

    Australian Labor great Neville Wran dies aged 87

    Sydney (Australia) (AFP) - Former Australian state premier Neville Wran has died at the age of 87, prompting tributes from both sides of politics Monday for the man who led New South Wales in the 1970s and 80s.

  4. College drop-out becomes genius after attack

    A 31-year-old college drop-outs life was changed forever when he suffered a brain injury after a mugging at a Washington karaoke bar.

  5. Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics

    Washington (AFP) - Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy's content and staying power in the region this week.

  6. Ukraine business card 'proof' derided on Internet

    Ukraine business card 'proof' derided on Internet

    Kiev (AFP) - A business card brandished by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as proof that a deadly attack on their checkpoint was the work of ultra-nationalists quickly became an object of derision on the Internet.

  7. Japan trade deficit quadruples on-year to $14bn

    Japan trade deficit quadruples on-year to $14bn

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's trade deficit quadrupled on-year in March to $14 billion, data showed Monday, with a weak yen compounding surging imports as consumers rushed to buy ahead of a rise in sales tax.

  8. Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose wrongful double murder conviction inspired songs and a film, has died aged 76.

  9. Japan PM makes gift to controversial war shrine, skips visit

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated a tree to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, but did not visit the memorial which is seen by China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.

  10. Sir Ed's trust launches appeal for sherpas

    Sir Ed's trust launches appeal for sherpas

    An appeal has been launched by the Himalayan Trust to raise funds for the families of the sherpas killed in an avalanche on Mt Everest.

  11. Finland parachutist plane crash kills 8

    Finland parachutist plane crash kills 8

    Three people managed to parachute safely from a plane before it crashed in Finland, killing eight people.

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