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Malaysia finds 139 'migrant graves' 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 08:31:50 GMT 
    A total of 139 grave sites of suspected migrants have been found in 28 trafficking camps close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, police say.


No referendum vote for EU citizens 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 09:45:06 GMT 
    EU citizens living in the UK will not be eligible to vote in the "in/out" referendum on Europe, except those from Ireland, Malta and Cyprus, the government says.


IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 04:16:35 GMT 
    A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.


Iraq will take back Ramadi 'in days' 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 09:01:25 GMT 
    Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants "in days".


Soldier opens fire at Tunis base 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 10:28:26 GMT 
    A Tunisian soldier is shot dead after opening fire on other troops at a military base in Tunis, the country's defence ministry says.


Nigeria fuel shortages affect bank 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 09:56:18 GMT 
    One of Nigeria's largest banks is shortening opening hours because of the fuel scarcity that threatens the economy ahead of the presidential inauguration.


Israel ex-PM given prison sentence 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 08:46:33 GMT 
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is sentenced to eight months in prison for fraud and breach of trust.


Fatal floods hit southern US states 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 11:08:37 GMT 
    Three people have died and several others are missing after severe flooding in the southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma.


NI leader has suspected heart attack 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 10:44:42 GMT 
    Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.


Details emerge about Sydney gunman 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 03:25:38 GMT 
    Details about the isolated life lead by gunman Man Haron Monis emerge from an inquest into last December's siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney.


Australian jailed for raping tourist 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 06:22:27 GMT 
    An Australian man who imprisoned a Dutch backpacker in a hotel room for six weeks, repeatedly raping and beating her, is jailed for 17 years.


Suriname votes in general election 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 10:10:14 GMT 
    Voters in the South American nation of Suriname are going to the polls to elect a new National Assembly which in turn will choose the president.


VIDEO: Iraqi PM: Ramadi recapture 'in days' 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 22:38:56 GMT 
    Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Mr Carter's comments were misinformed and that Iraqi forces were just days away from recapturing Ramadi.


VIDEO: Nepal boy: 'Mum was buried by rubble' 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 10:03:30 GMT 
    Two brothers, Ganesh and Santos Bharati, whose mother died in the first of two earthquakes to hit Nepal, describe their lives one month on.


VIDEO: Anti-austerity votes shake Spain 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 05:41:23 GMT 
    The governing People's Party in Spain has suffered heavy losses in regional and local elections.
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Malaysia finds 139 'migrant graves'  Mon, 25 May 2015 08:31:50 GMT
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