Indonesian president Joko Widodo's halo is slipping

Jewel Topsfield 10:31 PM   Six months after the president's inauguration, many Indonesians are concerned.

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Man found fit to execute with Bali nine pair

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Jewel Topsfield 8:11 PM   A Brazilian man whom the Attorney-General has proclaimed fit to execute with the Bali nine organisers was diagnosed with mental illness in 1982.

China cracks down on corrupt golfers

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President Xi Jinping's sweeping crackdown on vice and corruption in China has gone after drugs, gambling, and prostitution. Now it has targeted golf.

Bangladesh's battle of 'two ladies'

Mohammad Nazmul Mollah, who was injured in an attack by a protester, in the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 1, 2015. The battle of ???the two ladies,??? Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, has led to over 100 deaths and hurt the crucial garment industry. (Allison Joyce/The New York Times)

A battle of wills between two women: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, has seen a surge of violence in Bangladesh.

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Germany marks 70 years since the liberation of Sachsenhausen concentration camp

People arrive at the Sachsenhausen Nazi concentration camp north of Berlin on Sunday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its liberation.

1:42 AM   Germany's foreign minister has warned against racism and xenophobia, at a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.

Germanwings crash families could seek damages in the US, lawyer says

Family members of the pilot of the Germanwings Airbus A320 react as they pay their respects at the memorial for the victims, in the village of Le Vernet, France.

Kirsti Knolle 1:21 AM   Families of the victims of the Germanwings crash are considering filing a claim for damages in the United States if they cannot reach agreement with parent airline Lufthansa in Germany, a lawyer representing the families said on Sunday.

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

An officer looks at a monitor showing ships navigating the area where a boat believed to be crowded with perhaps as many as 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya.

James Mackenzie 12:30 AM   As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in one of the worst disasters seen in the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday.

Rampaging cow injures five in Germany

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10:49 PM   A German police officer has spoken of his relief after his bullet-proof vest prevented him from being seriously injured when he was charged by a rampaging cow.

India's enigmatic Rahul Gandhi fires up opposition at farmers rally

India's Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi gestures during an address at a farmers' rally at Ramlila.

10:45 PM   India's Rahul Gandhi led a large farmers rally on Sunday that focused rural anger toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies, in the first public appearance in months for the elusive scion of the country's most famous political family.

After just six months on the job, Indonesian president Joko Widodo's halo is slipping

Indonesian President Joko Widodo: After six months of his presidency, many Indonesians are concerned he is not living up to his early billing.

Jewel Topsfield 10:31 PM   "A New Hope". The Time magazine cover with the portrait of Indonesia's new president Joko Widodo in October last year said it all. Six months later, Joko is still making international headlines but now it's for all the wrong reasons.

Kim Jong-un climbs North Korea's highest mountain

Leader climbs 2750m mountain: Kim Jong-un.

10:22 PM   North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has scaled the country's highest mountain.

Pesticides blamed for mystery deaths in Nigerian town

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10:12 PM   Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a Nigerian town last week, the World Health Organisation said on Sunday.

Islamic State executes Ethiopian Christians in Libya

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10:03 PM   The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the executions of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya.

Clarkson blames cancer scare for Top Gear assault

British television presenter Jeremy Clarkson leaves his home in London after his suspension by the BBC.

AFP 9:44 PM   Jeremy Clarkson, the former star of British TV show Top Gear, says he will work on another motoring program after being dropped by the BBC for hitting a producer.

IS claims deadly Afghan suicide attack: President Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday the Islamic State group had claimed responsibility for the suicide attack which killed 33.

Samoon Miakhil 2:57 PM   The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in Afghanistan Saturday that killed 33 people and wounded more than 100 others.

Titanic deckchair fetches 100,000 pounds sterling

A 3D replica of the luxury liner, the Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.

2:50 PM   A deckchair from the Titanic has sold at auction in the UK for just over £100,000 - $191,351. The Nantucket wooden chair was on the first class promenade deck when the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912.

Israel will send much-needed funds to Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday.

Isabel Kershner 1:35 PM   Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached an agreement to resolve a months-long dispute over the transfer of tax revenue Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinians, according to officials.

'I wish my teacher knew': Teacher's third grade assignment goes viral online

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Keith Coffman 12:57 PM   A teacher who posted notes from her third grade class online and started a social media whirlwind under the hashtag #IWishMyTeacherKnew says the assignment had been a revelation for her.

'Everybody's been stung': 14 million bees released after highway crash

Beekeepers monitor attempts to control the mass of bees.

Evan Bush 8:17 AM   Usually scenes like this don't create much of a buzz: Early Friday morning, a Peterbilt tractor-trailer merged onto Interstate 5, tipping over, but leaving the 36-year-old driver unhurt.

UN drivers killed in Mali convoy attack

Soldiers from the UN. peacekeeping mission in Mali.

3:01 AM   Two drivers have been shot dead in an attack on a peacekeeping supply convoy in northern Mali, authorities say, the second deadly assault on the United Nations in three days.

Officers shoot and kill man with knife in St Louis, police say

A handgun recovered following the fatal shooting of Antonio Martin by a police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, in December.

A 23-year-old man who barricaded himself in his mother's house in a St. Louis suburb and spoke of a "black revolution" was shot and killed by police when he rushed at them with a knife, authorities said on Saturday.

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at space station

SpaceX Dragon-6 resupply capsule holds at the grapple point, 10 metres from the International Space Station.

Kerry Sheridan   SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived Friday at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 2000 kilograms of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit.

Denver TSA agents targetted 'attractive' male passengers for pat downs

A TSA agent waits for passengers to pass through a magnetometer at Los Angeles International Airport.

James Queally and Ryan Parker   The plot involved a male TSA agent signalling a female counterpart when he noticed a male passenger he wanted to touch, according to a Denver police report released on Tuesday.

Xi's submarine sale raises risk of Indian Ocean nuclear clash

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

David Tweed   Hong Kong:  China is likely to conclude a sale of eight conventional submarines during President Xi Jinping's visit to Islamabad on April 20, more than doubling Pakistan's fleet. Analysts say it may be the first step in helping Pakistan gain the ability to fire nuclear weapons at sea, keeping pace with rival India.

France announces plan to fight racism

French Muslims upset by attack on mosque in Le Mans.

Alissa J Rubin   Deadly attacks on Jews and a sharp spike in anti-Muslim acts have prompted the French government to elevate the fight against racism.

Turkish prime minister calls European stance on Armenians 'racism'

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu makes a speech during a meeting to present his AK Party Istanbul candidates for the upcoming general elections in Istanbul on Friday.

Ceylan Yeginsu   European Parliament had called on his government to recognise the mass killings of Armenians in Turkey in 1915 as genocide.