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    Cyclone lashes Queensland

    Agence France-Presse . Ayr, Australia | Updated at 12:40am on March 29, 2017

    A ‘monster’ cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal residents battling lashing rain and howling winds...

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    South Korea court sets hearing on Park’s arrest warrant for Thursday

    Reuters | Updated at 01:40pm on March 27, 2017

    A South Korean court said on Monday it would hold a hearing on ousted leader Park Geun-hye’s arrest warrant on Thursday at...

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    Eight students feared dead in Japan avalanche

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:25pm on March 27, 2017

    Eight Japanese high school students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche Monday during a mountain climbing outing at...

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    Thousands flee as Cyclone Debbie bears down on Australia

    Reuters | Updated at 11:23am on March 27, 2017

    Thousands of Australians abandoned their homes as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland on Monday, while others ignored authorities' advice to...

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    Russia protests: Opposition leader among hundreds arrested

    BBC | Updated at 09:35am on March 27, 2017

    Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide,...

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    61 bodies pulled from collapsed Mosul site

    Reuters | Updated at 02:37pm on March 26, 2017

    Iraqi's military said on Sunday 61 bodies had been recovered from a collapsed building that was booby trapped by Islamic State in Western Mosul, but there was no sign it had been hit by a coalition strike though a large vehicle bomb was discovered nearby...

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    Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

    Reuters | Updated at 12:35pm on March 26, 2017

    A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension...

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    UK police still believe London attacker was acting alone

    Reuters | Updated at 09:35am on March 26, 2017

    British anti-terrorism police said on Saturday they still believe the man who launched a deadly attack outside parliament this week was acting alone but conceded they may never understand his motive...

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    11 killed in two gold mine accidents in central China

    Reuters | Updated at 12:50pm on March 25, 2017

    Accidents at two neighbouring gold mines in central China's Henan province killed 11 people on Friday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities...

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    Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison

    Reuters | Updated at 01:37pm on March 25, 2017

    At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province including both prisoners and staff, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Saturday...