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AAP logoAAP 10/01/2017

Relatives of UN's Ban in bribery charges

Two relatives of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon have been indicted in the US on charges that they engaged in a scheme to bribe a Middle Eastern official in connection with the attempted $US800 million ($A1.1 billion) sale of a building complex in Vietnam.

Eight dead as snow grips Balkans region

At least eight people have died as subzero cold and heavy snow enveloped the Balkans, with tens of thousands stranded in remote regions or left without heating in temperatures that dipped as low as -20 degrees Celsius.

'KKK' demonstrators jeer Trump's A-G pick

A number of demonstrators, some in Ku Klux Klan robes, have repeatedly interrupted the testimony of Jeff Sessions to a US Senate committee that will determine if he will be cleared to become the next attorney-general.

Reynolds death certificate confirms stroke

Debbie Reynolds died of a stroke and her daughter Carrie Fisher died of cardiac arrest, according to their death certificates.

Journalist who reported WWII outbreak dies

The journalist who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland that triggered the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 has died at the age of 105.

DNA led police to Kardashian suspects

DNA traces found on plastic bands used to tie the wrists of Kim Kardashian helped French police arrest 17 suspects in connection with last October's gunpoint robbery of her jewels during a stay in Paris.

New David Bowie album released

Fans of David Bowie have marked the first anniversary of his death on Tuesday by listening to a new album from the star called No Plan.

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