Test case being heard challenging government's right to intercept asylum seekers' boats outside Australian territorial waters

Australia intercepts Sri Lankan asylum seekers

07.53 Australia has intercepted a boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers off the coast of Indonesia, handing back all but one to Sri Lankan authorities, who arrested them for breaching immigration laws.

175 people have died from the H7N9 bird flu infection since March 2013

China confirms new H7N9 bird flu case

08.05 China confirmed a new human infection of the deadly H7N9 avian influenza virus, state new sagency Xinhua said, the first case this winter in the southern province of Guangdong.

Verdict and sentence are due to be delivered simultaneously

Verdict due in Mubarak trial

08.20 Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak has arrived at court for the verdict in his retrial for murder over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during a 2011 uprising.

David Cameron warned that he will 'rule nothing out' if other European states turn a deaf ear to British concerns

British PM warns of EU exit over migrants

28 Nov British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined plans to curb benefits to EU migrants to the UK saying the objective is to make the immigration system fairer and to reduce the level of EU migration to Britain.

French President Francois Hollande talks to medical workers upon his arrival at Donka hospital in Conakry

Hollande visits Ebola-hit west Africa

28 Nov French President Francois Hollande, the first Western leader to visit Ebola-stricken west Africa, has warned against isolating one of the countries hit by the worst epidemic of the disease on record.

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