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Germany's new road toll targets foreign drivers

Germany's new road toll targets foreign drivers

The German government has introduced a controversial road toll which will force foreign car drivers to pay up to 130 euros a year for using Germany's Autobahn motorways.

Hawaii lava threatens more homes

Hawaii lava threatens more homes

A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town.

Scores believed dead in Sri Lanka landslide

Scores believed dead in Sri Lanka landslide

A landslide in hilly south-central Sri Lanka is believed to have killed more than 100 people as it buried scores of houses, a government minister said, and the toll is likely to rise.

Lava flow threatens more Hawaiian homes

Lava flow threatens more Hawaiian homes

A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept across a residential property on Hawaii's Big Island after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes and businesses at the edge of a seaside town.

Signs Ebola slowing in Liberia: WHO

Signs Ebola slowing in Liberia: WHO

Liberia, the country worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic, may be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, although the battle to contain the outbreak is far from won, the World Health Organization says.

Netanyahu fumes at reported US slur

Netanyahu fumes at reported US slur

An anonymous US official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickens***", or worthless coward, has drawn a sharp response from the Israeli leader - no stranger to acrimony with the Obama administration.

US rocket explodes on liftoff

US rocket explodes on liftoff

An unmanned Antares rocket has exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, but officials said no-one was hurt.

MH17: Malaysian PM vows justice for culprits

MH17: Malaysian PM vows justice for culprits

Prime Minister Najib Razak has vowed to bring to justice the perpetrators of the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17, but said he feared fighting in Ukraine might block access to the crash site.

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