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9:04 PM WASHINGTON, March 31 AFP - An American man decorating his mother's grave for Easter has died when the headstone fell and crushed him.
Shaun Eade 8:11 PM An 11-year-old boy who crashed his parents' car after a police chase through a town near Auckland had been seen driving erratically earlier in the day.
Edward Wong 6:48 PM Chinese corruption investigators looking into a top security and intelligence official have found that he had six mistresses and two sons by them, as well as possibly six villas in Beijing, according to reports published in China.
Megan Levy 6:22 PM A New Zealand bar manager jailed in Myanmar for using an image of Buddha to promote his business is enduring appalling conditions in prison, including being forced to sleep on a wooden pallet, his parents claim.
Kristen Ochs 5:18 PM Two men in California have saved each other's lives 30 years apart.
William Bowen 4:52 PM Campaigns urging colleges and universities to divest stock holdings are again on the rise, focused today more often than not on holdings in fossil fuel companies.
David Barboza 2:31 PM Rhodes scholarships will soon expand to the developing world, and aspiring students from China will be joining the likes of famous one-time Rhodes scholars Tony Abbott and Bill Clinton.
David Blair 2:06 PM A final round of talks designed to settle the confrontation over Iran's nuclear program reached an impasse on Monday when significant differences saw Russia's foreign minister leave the meeting.
Simon Romero 1:26 PM Psychedelic drugs and yoga are part of a therapy program for prisoners to help them turn around their lives.
Kevin Sieff 1:01 PM Nigeria's election results "may be subject to deliberate political interference", according to Britain and the United States.
Su-Lin Tan 12:36 PM The best way to attack the US is to detonate nuclear weapons in the Yellowstone super volcano or along the San Andreas fault line on California's coastline, a Russian geopolitical analyst says.
11:12 AM A photo reportedly showing a Vietnamese girl in tears beside her pet dog, which had been put out for sale at a street-food stall, has gone viral and provoked discussions about the dog-meat trade.
Anthony Deutsch 10:09 AM Dutch prosecutors have appealed for witnesses in eastern Ukraine who may have seen a Russian-made BUK rocket being fired at Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, saying this was the "leading scenario" in their crash investigation.
9:54 AM US prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after gruesome testimony about the death of the youngest victim left some jurors in tears.
Germanwings plane crash: 'The pain is almost unbearable': grieving Australian family visit the crash site
Nick Miller 9:10 AM "I now know the true meaning of the words grief stricken," says Mal Coram.
Anahad O'Connor 8:55 AM A strict quality-control regime is needed to protect people from impure or fraudulent dietary supplements, consumer advocates say.
Su-Lin Tan 8:52 AM Plane passengers usually only get a curt greeting from airline crew as they board but for people on Germanwings flight 33 flying the day after Flight 4U9525 crashed into the French Alps, they got more than that.
Megan Levy 8:34 AM The wife of millionaire Sydney podiatrist Phillip Vasyli has been charged with murdering her husband at their luxury home in the Bahamas, police have confirmed.
8:33 AM Rich nations provided far more in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters.
Benjamin Elgin and Matthew Philips 8:16 AM In November 2013, Oklahoma's state seismologist, Austin Holland, got a request that made him nervous. It was from David Boren, president of the University of Oklahoma, which houses the Oklahoma Geological Survey where Holland works.
Stephen Ceasar 7:53 AM A trial to determine ownership of the prized Bahia Emerald will continue in Los Angeles despite on-going efforts by the government of Brazil to return the gem to its country of origin.