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'Homesick' Refugees Resettled in Cambodia Return to Iran

Two more refugees resettled in Cambodia from an Australian detention camp have returned home, the government said Tuesday, sparking renewed criticism about the Aus$55 million ($40 million) scheme.

Under Canberra's hardline policy to stop asylum-seeker boats reaching its shores, those arriving by sea are denied resettlement in Australia even if found to be genuine refugees.

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Report: South Sudan Journalist Tortured, Dumped in Graveyard

A South Sudanese journalist was abducted, tortured, burned and then dumped near a graveyard, reports said Tuesday, in the latest attack against the media in the war-torn nation.

The attack on journalist Joseph Afandy came as he recovered from being held for two months in detention without charge by security forces from December to February after criticizing the government's handling of a two-year civil war.

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Somalia Shebab Disputes Numbers 'Martyred' in U.S. Airstrike

Somalia's Shebab insurgents said Tuesday that "several" fighters had been killed in a U.S. air strike on their training camp, but disputed Washington's claims that 150 were killed.

"The enemy fired several missiles during the evening and there are several martyred mujahedeen members”, said senior Shebab commander Sheik Ibrahim Abu-Ahmed, but he added that the U.S. military's toll was "completely false."

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EU, Turkey Leaders Seek to Realize 'Game-Changing' Migrant Plan

EU and Turkish leaders on Tuesday sought to turn into a lasting accord a plan on easing Europe's migrant crisis hailed as a game-changer by Ankara and Brussels but swiftly criticized by the U.N.'s refugee chief.

The day after agreeing the tentative plan following late night talks in Brussels, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was to discuss how it could work in a crucial meeting with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras.

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Ukrainians Picket Russian Embassy over Jailed Pilot

Hundreds of angry Ukrainians picketed Moscow's embassy in Kiev on Tuesday as global calls grew for the release of a hunger-striking military helicopter pilot on trial in Russia.

Nadia Savchenko is on trial for alleged involvement in the death of two Russian state television journalists in a mortar attack that occurred two months after Ukraine's pro-Moscow eastern revolt broke out in April 2014.

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UK Detained 3,500 Migrants during 2015 Crisis

Around 40 migrants a day were detained after crossing the Channel from France to Britain last summer, according to an official report on Tuesday which criticised the authorities' response as "inadequate".

The report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP), which contained figures on arrivals that are not normally made public, showed 3,603 migrants were detained in July, August and September at the height of a surge in numbers attempting to cross the Channel.

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Swiss Arrest 15 Suspected Italian Mobsters

Swiss authorities have arrested 15 people suspected of belonging to the powerful Italian 'Ndrangheta crime organisation, and are holding them pending extradition, the government said Tuesday.

"Accused by Italian authorities of belonging to a criminal organisation, 15 presumed members of the mafia organisation 'Ndrangheta have been arrested, upon orders from the Swiss justice ministry," the ministry said in a statement.

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Iran Conducts New Missile Tests Defying U.S. Sanctions

Iran conducted multiple ballistic missile tests Tuesday in what it said was a display of "deterrent power," defying U.S. sanctions imposed earlier this year aimed at disrupting its missile program.

State media announced that short-, medium- and long-range precision guided missiles were fired from several sites to show the country's "all-out readiness to confront threats" against its territorial integrity.

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Homemade Bomb Kills 2 in India's West Bengal

Two people were killed on Tuesday when the crude bombs they were making exploded in India's West Bengal, a senior local police officer said. 

One person was also injured in the blasts which occurred in a village in Murshidabad district, 230 kilometres (193 miles) north of state capital Kolkata.

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Investigators: MH370 Disappearance still a Mystery 2 Years on

Investigators probing what happened to flight MH370 said Tuesday the cause of the plane's disappearance remained a mystery as its second anniversary passed with no end in sight for devastated next-of-kin.

The Malaysia-led international team of aviation experts set up to investigate issued an annual progress report, but the brief statement contained no new insights into what caused the Malaysia Airlines jet to vanish.

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