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Abbott asked to help Aussie in Thailand
The sisters of Australian journalist Alan Morison, charged with defamation in Thailand, have appealed for Tony Abbott's help so he can visit his father.

Hong Kong stocks down 0.92% at open
Stocks in Hong Kong were down 0.92 per cent at the open of trade.

Ghani named next Afghan president
In a power-sharing deal, Ashraf Ghani has been declared Afghanistan's next president, with rival Abdullah Abdullah taking a role similar to prime minister.

Yemen peace deal signed in presence of UN
Yemen's political rivals have signed a peace accord in the presence of the country's UN envoy, ending days of fighting.

Cairo bomb leaves two police officers dead
At least two policemen are dead after a bomb blast in Cairo just hours after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left for UN headquarters in New York.

Egypt military aircraft crash kills six
Six soldiers are dead after an Egyptian military aircraft on a training mission crashed south of Cairo.

Tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan
One person has been killed as tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan, forcing dozens of flights and ferry services to be cancelled.

Malaysia ID's Aust terror funds recipient
Malaysian authorities have reportedly identified a man who received thousands of dollars transferred from a Sydney business with links to terrorist groups.

Afghan presidential rivals set for deal
Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates are due to sign a power-sharing agreement, ending a stand-off over the disputed June 14 election result.

Indonesia names four terror suspects
Indonesia has formally arrested four men, believed to be from China, for allegedly arranging to undergo terrorist training.

India court jails 13 men over gang rape
A village headman is among the 13 Indian men sentenced to 20 years in jail for gang-raping a tribal woman.

Taiwan braces for tropical storm Fung-Wong
After taking five lives in the Philippines, tropical storm Fung-Wong is heading for Taiwan where troops are being readied for its onslaught.

Dalai Lama slams religious killings
The Dalai Lama says the concept of jihad is being misused by extremists and has condemned those who kill in the name of religion.

Disputed Afghan election result imminent
Afghanistan's disputed election result will be announced after an agreement is finalised on a power-sharing deal between the two candidates.

US man 'sought to expose N Korea prisons'
An American man who allegedly ripped up his tourist visa in North Korea and was jailed for six years wanted to expose the situation in the country's jails.

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