Boxing superstar Pacquiao pleads for Veloso's life

Lindsay Murdoch 10:16 AM   The Filipina is the only woman among nine death row convicts who are scheduled to be executed soon.

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Holocaust book 'Maus' removed in Russia

Art Spiegelman's <i>Maus</i> has been removed from Russian bookstores.

Andrew Roth 1:53 PM   The government's plan was simple enough: Rid Moscow of swastikas or any other symbol of Nazism before Victory Day. 

Troops called in to quell Baltimore riots

Smoke billows from a chemist located in Baltimore.

Nick O'Malley 1:47 PM   The Maryland Governor has declared a state of emergency and activated National Guard troops to assist police quell riots in the city of Baltimore after seven police were injured.

US Civil War commemorated in Brazil

From the very old to the very young, descendants of American Southerners Wearing Confederate-era dresses and uniforms dance during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Teenage girls pulled hoop skirts over their cut-off short-shorts and wiggled into bustier tops, taking to the stage painted with a giant Confederate flag on the arms of young men in grey and yellow uniforms. The pairs solemnly presented the flags of the 13 Confederate states and square danced to raucous fiddle music. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair in Alabama - but it was happening 8000 kilometres south.

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Officer who saved an abandoned baby is reunited with him 25 years later

In this April 24, 2015 still from video provided by KABC-TV, retired Santa Ana, Calif., police officer Michael Buelna talks about Robin Barton, now 25, after they are reunited in Santa Ana for the first time since Buelna found Barton as a newborn abandoned in a garbage dumpster. Buelna was on duty on Nov. 21, 1989 when he heard a faint sound coming from a behind a trash bin, sifted through the trash and discovered a baby, his umbilical cord still attached. The child was just four hours old and weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces. Buelna wanted to adopt him but another Orange County family stepped in first.(KABC-TV via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT   TV OUT

Elahe Izadi 2:55 PM   Michael Buelna found the newborn behind a dumpster and performed CPR. Now, 25 years later, he has come face-to-face with the boy in a "very, very emotional meeting".

Fire and fury in Baltimore

Unrest accelerates in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray.

Nick O'Malley 2:52 PM   Washington: By the time Baltimore's mayor called the state governor to ask for help, the police of one of America's most significant cities had lost control of its streets on Monday.

Nepal's government ill-equipped to handle earthquake tragedy

Victims of Saturday's earthquake rest inside an Indian Air Force helicopter as they are evacuated from Trishuli Bazar to the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Julie Makinen 2:47 PM   As the death toll from Nepal's massive earthquake passed 4200 on Monday, it was not just drinking water, hospital beds, gasoline, electricity and sanitary facilities that were in short supply.

Investigation into bribery allegations completed by judicial commission

Muhammad Rifan has urged the executions be postponed until a thorough investigation is complete.

Tom Allard 2:44 PM   Indonesia's judicial commission has maintained it has completed its investigation into allegations that the judges who sentenced Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to death, despite conducting no interviews with witnesses.

Tensions mount on Israel-Syria border

Israeli soldiers walk near the frontier with Syria on Monday.

Ruth Eglash 2:43 PM   Israeli forces have been on heightened alert along the northern border with Syria since the military reported thwarting an attack by armed militants and retaliating with airstrikes.

US agreement: Japan to extend its military reach

Mr Obama and Mr Abe, deep in conversation on Monday.

Julie Hirschfeld Davis 2:40 PM   US and Japanese officials announced an agreement on Monday that would extend the reach of Japan's military - now limited to its own defence.

Bali nine: Indonesia's credibility at stake with decision

Bali nine drug smuggler Myuran Sukumaran

Mark Kenny 2:38 PM   While Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are guilty of the offence for which they were surrendered by an unthinking Australian Federal Police, they have proved the judges' assessment of their human worth to be grievously wrong.

Final insult for Bali nine pair as right to pastor denied

Brintha Sukumaran, sister of Myuran Sukumaran, arriving at Wijaya Pura in Cilacap on the day of the execution of her brother.

Tom Allard and Jewel Topsfield in Cilacap 1:33 PM   Indonesian authorities have refused Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran the right to have a pastor of their choice to witness their executions, outraging their families and Australian diplomats.

Iran calls for nuclear powers to stop arms race

People hold signs during an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Louis Charbonneau 1:08 PM   Iran has demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernise or extend the life of their atomic arsenals, while branding Israel a threat.

The desperate search to find Australians missing in Nepal

Bryce Lambert, right, was holidaying in Nepal with friends.

Megan Levy 12:56 PM   Kevin Atwood has been living every parent's nightmare. He knew his son was in Nepal when the earthquake struck, and was forced to wait in agony for word that he was safe.

The nine people facing execution on Indonesia's death row

Myuran Sukumaran escorted to Cilacap last month.

12:46 PM   Here are the nine people facing execution by firing squad in Indonesia for drug-related offences, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Barack Obama warns of anti-globalisation sentiment in both parties

Barack Obama sees an anti-globalisation streak in both parties.

Angela Greiling Keane and Mike Dorning 11:52 AM   President Barack Obama said the rising anti- globalization sentiment in factions of both political parties risks a withdrawal by the U.S. from global economic competition and stymied growth.

Speeding in Finland can cost a fortune, if you already have one

Police are urging drivers to take care on Queensland roads for the rest of the holiday period.

Suzanne Daley 11:44 AM   The Finnish “day fine” system, which factors in income when calculating penalties for infractions, is causing a debate in a nation with an egalitarian streak.

Sukumaran to look his executioners in the eye

Myuran Sukumaran will refuse to wear a blindfold when he is executed, says close friend Ben Quilty.

Rachel Olding 10:29 AM   Myuran Sukumaran will refuse to wear a blindfold so he can look his executors in the eye when he faces the firing squad on Tuesday night, a close friend has revealed.

Bali nine case: Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao pleads for Filipina Mary Jane Veloso's life

Boxer Manny Pacquiao has taken time out of preparations to fight Floyd Mayweather jnr to call for Filipina Mary Jane Veloso's clemency.

Lindsay Murdoch 10:16 AM   Filipina is the only woman among nine death row convicts who are scheduled to be executed soon.

ADF to airlift Nepal quake survivors as international rescue effort intensifies

A Nepalese police member tries to pull out one of the victims of the earthquake in Bhaktapur.

Matt Wade 10:14 AM   International search and rescue specialists arriving in Nepal are hopeful they can still find survivors buried beneath rubble following Saturday's devastating earthquake.

Boston bomber's defence against death sentence begins

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Scott Malone 7:47 AM   The trial of the convicted Boston Marathon bomber enters a new and critical stage on Monday as defence lawyers begin to present their case that a jury should sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to life in prison, rather than death.

Putin's bikie friends turned back at Poland's border

Leader of the pack (and target of US sanctions): Alexander Zaldostanov.

Dorota Bartyzel 7:16 AM   Polish border guards turned away 10 Russian bikers on Monday after the government vowed to bar entry to a group that planned to ride to Berlin to celebrate Nazi Germany's World War II defeat.

Violence flares in Baltimore after funeral of Freddy Gray

Demonstrators throw rocks to the police, after the funeral of Freddie Gray at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg 7:14 AM   With the words "black lives matter" projected in capital letters on the walls, thousands of mourners crowded into a church here Monday to bid an emotional goodbye to Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died from a spinal cord injury while in police custody.

Hopes fade for Nepal earthquake survivors; 180 rescued on Mount Everest

A child injured in Saturday's earthquake, is carried by a Nepalese soldier after being evacuated as they wait to disembark from an Indian Air Force helicopter at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Unni Krishnan and Kartikay Mehrotra 6:37 AM   Kathmandu, Nepal: Hopes for finding survivors trapped under rubble began to fade two days after Nepal's worst earthquake in decades, even as helicopters rescued 180 climbers trapped on Mount Everest.

Bali nine's Andrew Chan marries Febyanti as execution looms

Febyanti visits Andrew Chan in March. The couple were married on Monday.

Jewel Topsfield 6:08 AM   Andrew Chan and his fiancee Febyanti Herewila have married on execution island on what is likely to be one of his last day on earth. 

'Two old people reaching out': Auschwitz survivor hugs a Nazi guard

"Two old people reaching out": When Eva Mozes Kor met Oskar Groening.

Sarah Kaplan 3:48 AM   'You cannot predict what will happen when someone from the victims' side and someone from the perpetrators' side meet in a spirit of humanity.'