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Bitesize World News Update: What you need to know

Relief teams have finally reached Vanuatu’s island of Tanna, once a verdant paradise, but now a twisted wasteland of browns and grey, blacked-out and broken by Cyclone Pam.

ELSEWHERE:

CILACAP – Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are awaiting Jakarta’s next move after another death row convict was granted an appeal that will take months.

PADUA – An Italian policeman accused of raping an Australian teenager he met through the Couchsurfing website spiked her drink with tranquillisers, prosecutors say.

WASHINGTON – The US Secret Service has requested $US8 million to build a replica of the White House for use in training agents.

LONDON – The British police chief at the centre of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster has admitted that his failure to close a tunnel was the “direct cause” of the deaths of 96 football supporters.

HARRISBURG – A US fraternity has been suspended as police investigate allegations that members used a Facebook page to post photos of nude and partly nude women.

JAKARTA, March 17 AFP – Indonesian search and rescue teams have ended the hunt for victims of last year’s AirAsia plane crash, an official says, with 56 people still unaccounted for.

MADRID – Spain has unearthed the apparent remains of Spanish literary giant Miguel de Cervantes in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.

 

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