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  1. Malaysian arrests of website editors draws flak

    Malaysian arrests of website editors draws flak

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysian press groups on Tuesday criticised the arrest of three editors at a leading news portal over a disputed report, calling it part of a "worrying trend" of declining press-freedom standards.

  2. Top Ugandan prosecutor in Shebab bombing trial shot dead

    Top Ugandan prosecutor in Shebab bombing trial shot dead

    Kampala (AFP) - Uganda's lead prosecutor in the ongoing trial of 13 men accused of participating in 2010 Al-Shebab bombings that killed 76 people was shot dead Monday, police said.

  3. 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.

  4. Red Cross worker killed in jihadist attack on aid truck in Mali

    Red Cross worker killed in jihadist attack on aid truck in Mali

    Geneva (AFP) - An international Red Cross worker was killed and a local colleague wounded when the aid truck they were driving came under fire in northern Mali on Monday, in an attack claimed by the MUJAO jihadist group.

  5. Solar Impulse lands in China after 20-hour flight from Myanmar

    Solar Impulse lands in China after 20-hour flight from Myanmar

    Solar Impulse 2 landed in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, as it completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.

  6. Newborn baby, child among four found dead in Gibraltar flat

    Newborn baby, child among four found dead in Gibraltar flat

    Gibraltar (AFP) - Police in Gibraltar are investigating the death of a family of four, including a six-week-old baby girl and her four-year-old sister, who were found dead on Monday in a flat in the tiny British territory.

  7. Jamie Oliver regrets heating up Gordon Ramsay food feud

    Jamie Oliver regrets heating up Gordon Ramsay food feud

    Sydney (AFP) - British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said Tuesday he regretted saying rival cook Gordon Ramsay was jealous of his success and brushed off their simmering food feud as "no big deal".

  8. Boy in strife over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

    Boy in strife over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

    A teenager is facing charges over an online video critical of Christians and Singapore's founding leader.

  9. Grisly testimony at Boston bombing trial as prosecutors rest

    Grisly testimony at Boston bombing trial as prosecutors rest

    US prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after gruesome testimony about the death of the youngest victim left some jurors in tears.

  10. Girl finds pet dog cooked and ready for sale

    Girl finds pet dog cooked and ready for sale

    A little girl in Vietnam searching for her lost dog has reportedly stumbled across her pet in a local market, cooked and ready for sale.

  11. NZ troops in Australia preparing for Iraq

    Up to 50 New Zealand soldiers are in Australia training for their Iraq deployment at a date still to be set.

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