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Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush

Australian budget airline Jetstar apologised on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away 'anything you shouldn't have'.

McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets' after China meat scandal

McDonald launches the Champion Kids program
McDonald's restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food, tofu as the chain scrambles to minimise the damage from an embarrassing tainted meat scandal in China.

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House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

Barack Obama
Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a UN school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting. 

Libyan militants take main military base in Benghazi

Tripoli International Airport

Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.
Govt moves to get Indians out

French town that once housed Alfred Nobel falls prey to drugs, violence

Alfred Nobel
It's one of the poorest suburb towns in France, riddled with unemployment, drugs and violence. But more than a century ago, Sevran was a peaceful, leafy village where Alfred Nobel once tested explosives.

1,300 US newspaper jobs axed in 2013: Survey

Covering Katrina exhibit

US daily newspapers slashed some 1,300 jobs in 2013, extending the steady declines over the past decade, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Strong quake hits Mexico, no reports of injuries or damage


A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the southeastern Mexican state of Veracruz early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital

A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach on Tuesday left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said.

Last crew member of aircraft that dropped atomic bomb over Hiroshima dies

Atomic Bomb

The last surviving member of the US crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. Theodore VanKirk died on Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said.

India-US meet: John Kerry leaves for India

John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. India, US need to get past bumps that have emerged

Dozens killed in terror attack in China's Xinjiang

Dozens of people were killed and injured in a 'terrorist attack' in China's far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported on Tuesday.

Don't laugh loudly, Turkish deputy PM tells women

One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.

China investigates former security chief for graft

Zhou Yongkang
Ending months of speculation, state media announced on Tuesday that Zhou Yongkang, not seen in public for months since rumours about his apparently quiet detention began, is being investigated for violation of discipline; in other words, Zhou has been charged with corruption.
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