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Indonesia: Mount Raung eruptions ground Bali flights again

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015 1:09PM UTC

Volcanic ash from eruptions at Indonesia’s Mount Ruang volcano have grounded flights between the resort island of Bali and Australia for the second time this month.

Russia’s UN draft on MH17 crash doesn’t call for tribunal

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 11:08AM UTC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has circulated a U.N. resolution demanding that those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year be brought to justice — but eliminating the international tribunal that the five countries investigating the crash are seeking to prosecute the perpetrators.

WATCH: Champion surfer Mick Fanning escapes shark attack

By Mon, Jul 20, 2015 10:27AM UTC

Australian champion surfer Mick Fanning escaped a vicious shark attack at the J-Bay Open surf competition in South Africa Sunday, with the terrifying encounter broadcast live on television.

Journalists accused of defaming Thai navy go on trial

By Tue, Jul 14, 2015 12:02PM UTC

Testimony has begun in a criminal defamation lawsuit the Thai navy has filed against a small news website over a report it posted alleging naval forces accepted money to abet or turn a blind eye to the trafficking of refugees from Burma.

WATCH: Cold snap brings rare snow to South Australia

By Mon, Jul 13, 2015 3:11PM UTC

Unusually cold temperatures brought a rare dusting of snow to the Adelaide hills in South Australia over the weekend.