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Prince Harry gets airborne and into Australia's Outback

19 April 2015

SYDNEY (AFP) - Prince Harry completes the first two weeks of a stint with the Australian Army on Sunday, training in bush survival skills, spending time on helicopter duties and playing wheelchair Aussie Rules football.

Iran, Afghanistan announce security cooperation against IS

19 April 2015

TEHRAN (AFP) - Afghanistan and Iran announced Sunday plans for enhanced security cooperation to combat threats from the Islamic State group, including possible joint military operations.

Increased security after planned Australia Anzac Day attack

19 April 2015

SYDNEY (AFP) - Security will be boosted at Anzac Day commemorations in Australia's state of Victoria, as its premier on Sunday urged people to turn up despite arrests linked to an alleged Islamic State-inspired attack plan.

India’s bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

19 April 2015

Kannauj (India) (AFP) - Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India's powerful bidi barons.

Singaporean teen to stay in jail over weekend after no one bails him out

18 April 2015

SINGAPORE: Amos Yee, whose online rants against Christianity have landed him in trouble with the law, will spend the entire weekend in remand after no one turned up to bail out the 16-year-old on Saturday.

Pakistan arrests 47 Indian fishermen: police

18 April 2015

KARACHI (AFP) - Pakistani marine forces on Saturday arrested 47 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police said.

Everest mountaineers mourn avalanche dead one year on

18 April 2015

Kathmandu (AFP) - Hundreds of mountaineers and Sherpas in Nepal paid emotional tribute Saturday to 16 of their fellow guides who died in an avalanche on Everest a year ago, suspending climbing for the day.

Police shoot teenage protester dead in Indian Kashmir

18 April 2015

SRINAGAR, India (AFP) - Indian police shot dead a 16-year-old boy on Saturday during an anti-India demonstration in Kashmir as a separatist strike shut down the Himalayan region on a second day of violent clashes, officials said.

Meet the Singapore maths professor behind 'Cheryl's birthday' puzzle

18 April 2015

SINGAPORE: The man behind the "Cheryl's birthday" viral poser is a mathematics professor from Singapore's National Institute of Education (NIE).

Suicide bomber kills 33 outside Afghan bank

18 April 2015

Jalalabad(Afghanistan)(AFP)- A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people and wounded 100 others in an attack Saturday outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to officials.

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