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Tony Abbott signals fallout for Indonesia if Bali Nine executions go ahead

PM says focus now is on 11th-hour pleas for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, but leaves open possibility of recalling ambassador<p>Tony Abbott has signalled there would be a backlash if Indonesia executes two Australians convicted of drug smuggling, saying his government would “find ways to make our …

Asia

Is Yemen plunging into chaos? | Middle East

Thousands of Yemenis have protested in many cities across Yemen against the government takeover by Shia Houthi rebels as the threat of civil war increases.<p>The deteriorating situation has forced many countries to close their embassies including the United States and Saudi Arabia.<p>It all comes as the …

Middle East

Washington state community rallies after man's fatal police shooting

Several hundred people marched through the streets of Pasco, Wash., on Saturday to protest the fatal police shooting of a 35-year-old Mexican national, a slaying that the president of Mexico denounced as "regrettable and outrageous."<p>Carrying signs and chanting, "Si se puede" (Yes we can) and "The …

Shoot or don't shoot: Police scenarios prove eye-opening for civil rights leaders

It was a split-second decision.<p>A distressed man with a baby in tow was pacing back and forth in a manic state and shouting incoherently. The responding police officer calmly addressed the man in an attempt to calm him down and defuse the situation, but the man suddenly pulled an object from his …

Justice

'American Sniper' trial: Deputy says defendant explained killings

<b>Stephenville, Texas (CNN) —</b> A former deputy testified last week that he overheard the defendant in the "American Sniper" murder trial explain why he killed two men.<p>Gene Cole, who worked for the Erath County Sheriff's Office at the time, testified Friday that on June 22, 2013, he "heard Mr. [Eddie …

Taco Bell

U.S. appears ready to make commercial drone flights much easier

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. aviation regulators are preparing to ease commercial restrictions on small drones under a draft rule to be released Sunday, according to regulators and a government analysis that leaked over the weekend.<p>The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of …

Unmanned Aircraft

Canada gang 'murderous misfits'

Officials in Canada have branded as ''murderous misfits'' a gang they say planned to carry out a massacre on Valentine's Day.<p>The Canadian Justice Minister said the alleged plot could well have resulted in mass casualties. Police have charged a man and a woman with conspiracy to murder.<p>The BBC's Tim …

Canada

Women make their mark in Brazil's carnival season

Five days of dancing, drinking and spectacular costumes have begun in Brazil as the country's carnival season gets under way.<p>This year groups of women in several cities have been organising street parades with a feminist twist, using Brazil's biggest festival to challenge clichés and defend women's …

Brazil
Africa

You had one job, Congress …

Lawmakers left town without a solution to the DHS standoff. They’ll return with just days to avert a shutdown.<p>Lawmakers had one job to do during the first two months of the year. And they might just blow it.<p>The Republican-led House and Senate skipped town on Friday for a weeklong recess, short on …

Mitch McConnell

Italy stunned by baby's death in ambulance after 'hospitals turned her away'

Italy is in shock. A young mother is in mourning.<p>And public health services are under scrutiny after a newborn baby with breathing difficulties died – reportedly turned away from at least three hospitals on Sicily because of lack of space.<p>Running out of options, the ambulance carrying little Nicole …

Netanyahu urges Jews to move to Israel after Copenhagen attacks

"Israel is your home. We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe," Netanyahu said in a statement, repeating a similar call made after bloody attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris last month that killed 17 people, including four Jews.

Israel