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Malaysia Airlines steward Sanjid Singh changed shifts to fly on the plane which crashed in Ukraine

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Malaysia Airlines steward Sanjid Singh changed shifts to fly on the plane which crashed in Ukraine on Thursday - months after such a swap...

The Australian Senate has voted to repeal the carbon tax

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The Australian Senate has voted to repeal the carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government. PM Tony Abbott,...

Yingluck Shinawatra was ousted ahead of the military coup by Thailand’s Constitutional Court

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Thailand’s ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra has received approval to travel abroad for the first time since the military coup. A military spokesman said the request...

Typhoon Rammasun has killed 38 people and left millions without power in central Philippines

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Typhoon Rammasun has killed 38 people and left millions without power in central Philippines. Ten more people were injured by the powerful storm and another...

Typhoon Rammasun hit the central Philippines forcing thousands of people to evacuate

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Typhoon Rammasun hit the central Philippines forcing thousands of people to evacuate. The typhoon, also known as Glenda, struck the main island of Luzon with...

At least 89 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province

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A car bomb attack at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province has killed at least 89 people and injured dozens others, local...

The 2009 Black Saturday fires resulted in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire

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Victims of one of the worst bushfires in Australia have won a payout of almost A$500 million ($470 million), in the country's largest class...

Kim Jong-un has been filmed with a limp as he attended commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of his grandfather Kim-Il-sung's death

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been filmed with a limp as he attended commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of his grandfather Kim-Il-sung's death,...

Ashraf Ghani came out ahead in preliminary results from the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential election

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Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani has called for an "extensive audit" of votes. Ashraf Ghani made the appeal before meeting US Secretary of State John...

China's trade surplus narrowed to $32 billion in June 2014 after export growth slowed and imports increased

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China's trade surplus narrowed to $32 billion in June 2014 after export growth slowed and imports increased, showing the economy is still stabilizing after...

US diplomats at the Beijing talks are expected to discuss China's currency, North Korea and tensions in the South China Sea

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Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Beijing for the annual China-US dialogue. China’s President Xi Jinping has called for mutual respect between the...

North Korea has fired two suspected short-range missiles into the sea

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Two suspected short-range missiles have been launched by North Korea, South Korea says, in the fourth such test in two weeks. The projectiles were fired...

Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential race, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani

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Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential race, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani. Addressing supporters...

The Sewol ferry sinking killed 304 passengers, most of whom were students

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According to an interim report of South Korea’s government, the April 16 sinking of the Sewol ferry was partly due to government negligence and...

Typhoon Neoguri was due to pass over Okinawa's main island later on Tuesday, with strong winds and torrential rain

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Japanese authorities have urged hundreds of thousands of people to seek shelter as powerful Typhoon Neoguri passes over Okinawa island chain. Typhoon Neoguri was due...

Zookeeper Trent Burton has been attacked by John the crocodile during a feeding show at Shoalhaven zoo in New South Wales

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Australian zookeeper Trent Burton has been attacked by a crocodile during a feeding show at Shoalhaven zoo in New South Wales. Trent Burton, 31, managed...

Ashraf Ghani is leading the Afghan presidential race after preliminary results

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Ashraf Ghani is leading the Afghan presidential race, according to preliminary results. The former finance minister won 56.44% of votes cast in the June 14...

Australia has admitted it has returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea

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Australia has admitted it has returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea, raising concerns that it violated international law. The transfer...

For the first time in nearly a decade, North Korea will send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games

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For the first time in nearly a decade, North Korea will send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games, state news agency KCNA...

Angela Merkel has begun a three-day visit to China with trade issues high on the agenda

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German leader Angela Merkel has begun a three-day visit to China with trade issues high on the agenda. Germany and China are important trading partners...

Forty six Indian nurses were trapped in fighting engulfing parts of Iraq

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Forty six Indian nurses, who were trapped in fighting engulfing parts of Iraq, have been freed, Indian authorities say. The nurses have been handed over...

Ryutaro Nonomura has yet to prove that he spent public funds legitimately

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A video of Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura wailing and sobbing when quizzed by journalists about the public funds he spent for personal travel has...

BSE has resumed trading after being disrupted due to a network outage

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Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) - India's main stock market - has resumed trading after being disrupted due to a network outage. Shares listed on the...

Xi Jinping and Park Geun-hye would fully exchange views on the nuclear issue and the stalled six-party talks aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions

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China’s President Xi Jinping has arrived in South Korea for a two-day visit set to focus on North Korea. It is the first time a...

Megumi Yokota was kidnapped by North Korean agents on her way home from school in 1977

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Japan has decided to ease some of the sanctions it has imposed on North Korea amid ongoing talks on abducted nationals, PM Shinzo Abe...

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