World - The West Australian - 2015-03-11 18:05:27.

US, Cuba re-establish direct phone link (AFP)

Havana (AFP) - The United States and Cuba have re-established a direct telephone link, the Cuban state telecommunications company said Wednesday, in the latest step toward normalizing ties between the one-time Cold War foes.


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World - The West Australian - 2015-03-11 18:05:27.

Bali Nine lawyers' most urgent appeal (AAP)

Lawyers for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will return to court on Thursday with their most urgent appeal yet.


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Republican letter to Iran shakes trust in US: Kerry (AFP)

Washington (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry hit out Wednesday at a letter by Republican senators to Iran opposing the nuclear talks he is leading, saying it threatened global trust in America.


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Turkey police break up protests remembering slain teen (AFP)

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish police on Wednesday violently dispersed protests commemorating a teenager killed in 2013 anti-government demonstrations and whose death has become a rallying point for opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


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British parliament backs plain packaging (AAP)

It's been a long and bumpy road but the House of Commons has voted in favour of plain packaging, meaning branded cigarettes will be banned from May 2016.

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'Bunga bunga for everyone', Berlusconi back on campaign trail (AFP)

Rome (AFP) - Less than 24 hours after his final acquittal of paying for underage sex and abusing power, Silvio Berlusconi was back on the campaign trail Wednesday promising "Bunga bunga for everyone!".



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