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Japan, Australia push for defence pact amid regional tension

FUNABASHI, Japan (AFP) - The prime ministers of Japan and Australia toured a military training ground outside Tokyo yesterday, as the two countries seek...

52 people killed in bus fire

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AFP) - Fifty-two people were killed yesterday when the bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation's...

Israel kills Palestinian sought in deadly shooting of rabbi

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli forces hunting the killers of a rabbi raided a West Bank home before dawn yesterday, killing a wanted Palestinian in...

Egypt raises ‘extreme concern’ about Nile dam with Ethiopia

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's president said he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive...

Catalan Parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession Speaker

BARCELONA (AP) - Catalonia’s new Parliament elected a pro-secession Speaker, thus virtually guaranteeing the chamber’s push for independence for Spain’s northeastern region will continue...

Schools remain closed as Germany prepares for winter storm

BERLIN (AP) - Schools remain closed in many parts of Germany as the country prepares for a winter storm that’s expected to come in...

Italy cracks Chinese mafia with European reach

ROME (AFP) - Police in Italy said they have cracked open a violent Chinese criminal group which had infiltrated the national transport sector and...

Shoe-Bahn: Berliners queue for sneaker-train tickets

BERLIN (AFP) - Hundreds of people braved sub-zero temperatures to camp out overnight in Berlin, in hopes of buying on Tuesday a pair of...

Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandkids

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children said their son’s family looked happy and healthy when they last visited...

Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird

|     Mead Gruver     | CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) - How does a bighorn sheep say "cheese?" Some charismatic critters caught by motion-detecting wildlife cameras seem to know...

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