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Thailand makes second big ivory bust

Thailand makes second big ivory bust

Thai customs officials on Monday announced their second big seizure of African ivory in two weeks, amounting to around three tonnes of tusks worth about $US6 million.

Boston bomber's lawyer urges 'unrelenting punishment' over death

Boston bomber's lawyer urges 'unrelenting punishment' over death

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was adrift and following his obsessive older brother when he carried out the deadly 2013 attack, a defense lawyer said on Monday as he urged a jury to spare his client's life.

Rush to send aid to quake-stricken Nepal

Rush to send aid to quake-stricken Nepal

International agencies and governments are rushing to send search and rescue teams, doctors and medicines to Nepal where an earthquake has killed more than 2,400 people and left tens of thousands without food, water or shelter.

Labour says no deals with Scottish nationalists

Labour says no deals with Scottish nationalists

Britain's Labour Party has ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king.

Nepal quake: Survivors recall avalanche terror

Nepal quake: Survivors recall avalanche terror

When Khile Sherpa opened his eyes, the snow around him was bright red, drenched with blood streaming from gashes in his body from the avalanche that catapulted him across Mount Everest's base camp at lunchtime on Saturday.

Wake follows protests after man's police custody death

Wake follows protests after man's police custody death

Mourners gathered at a Baltimore funeral home to remember a 25-year-old black man who died a week ago while in police custody, an unexplained death that has brought thousands to the city's downtown to protest police violence.

Nepal seeks help, death toll seen rising after devastating quake

Nepal seeks help, death toll seen rising after devastating quake

Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed more than 1,300 people, a toll officials said would rise as the desperate search for survivors continued into the early hours of Sunday.

Tears and pride on Gallipoli peninsula

Tears and pride on Gallipoli peninsula

They fought for us. They died for us.

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