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  • Austria's death truck: 71 migrants dead 'in an hour'

    The discovery of the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants including four children shut inside an abandoned truck on an Austrian motorway on Thursday marked a chilling new low in Europe's migrant crisis.  Police are still investigating the vehicle and autopsies are ongoing, but the following is a breakdown of what we know so far about the passengers, how they died, the vehicle and four suspects arrested in Hungary.

  • 38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group

    At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group said on Saturday. About 20 others were injured when the truck they were in collided with another vehicle on Friday, the Swaziland Solidarity Network said in a statement. The young women and girls were allegedly travelling on the back of an open truck, the rights group said.

  • Turkish planes hit IS in Syria with coalition for first time

    Turkish planes have for the first time joined raids by the US-led coalition against Islamic State positions in Syria, the Turkish foreign ministry said Saturday.

  • 38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group

    At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group said on Saturday.

  • Bangkok bomb suspect is 'Turkish national': Thai military

    A man arrested in Bangkok in connection with a recent deadly blast at a religious shrine is a Turkish national who was found with multiple passports, a senior military officer said Saturday.

  • Air strikes kill 14 militants in Pakistani tribal area: military

    At least 14 militants were killed Saturday in air strikes in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, the military said.

  • UK prosecutors mull charges for News Corp. over hacking

    British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.

  • French thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal hotel safes

    Two men have been arrested in France suspected of stealing safes out of a dozen hotel rooms by posing as wealthy Gulf tourists, armed with a chisel and a stethoscope, police said Saturday.

  • Egypt verdict a 'deliberate attack on press freedom': Al-Jazeera

    Al-Jazeera condemned the decision by an Egyptian court on Saturday to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison as a "deliberate attack on press freedom".

  • Nigeria smashes spy ring at Abuja airport: security agency

    Nigeria's domestic intelligence agency has warned travellers to be ready for an attack on the capital's airport after announcing it had smashed a spy network run by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram.

  • China toughens sentencing for corruption: Xinhua

    China on Saturday amended the country's criminal law, tightening corruption sentencing and reclassifying sex with underage prostitutes as rape, state media reported.

  • Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail

    An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling following global demands for their acquittal.

  • Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing

    Rescuers have retrieved from the sea the bodies of 111 migrants whose boat sank off the coat of Libya, the Red Crescent said on Saturday in a new toll.

  • Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction: UN

    Satellite images confirm the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's Palmyra, the United Nations said Friday, after international condemnation of the act claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

    Two French investigative journalists have been charged in Paris with trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources said Saturday.

  • Tens of thousands take holy dip at India's Kumbh Mela

    Dreadlocked Indian holy men and waves of Hindu pilgrims washed away their sins with a religious dip on the first main bathing day of India's massive Kumbh Mela festival Saturday.

  • Malaysians gather in capital to demand reform, PM's ouster

    Thousands of Malaysians streamed into central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, spurning warnings by police who have declared the rally illegal.

  • Split emerges in Japan's biggest 'yakuza' gang

    A rift has emerged in Japan's largest "yakuza" organised crime syndicate, the government has said, with police warning that the split could lead to a wave of gang violence.

  • Australian PM rules out random visa checks

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Saturday distanced himself from a police operation in Melbourne which was cancelled amid public outrage about possible spot checks on people's visas, saying his office had no prior knowledge of it.

  • Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage

    Myanmar's government has approved the country's first-ever national minimum wage, state media reported on Saturday, after months of bitter negotiations with labour groups and employers.