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A prototype hydrogen-powered vehicle. Photo: AAP

Hydrogen-powered car set for 2015 launch

Japanese auto giant Toyota will start selling its first fuel cell sedan in early 2015, with a price tag of around Y7 million ($A73,883), the company has announced.

Planet of the dying apes: experts alarmed

The world’s apes are under threat due to the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources including minerals, oil and gas, a conference has heard.

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Iranian MPs mull drastic steps to boost births, double population

A bill aimed at encouraging more births by outlawing sterilisation and vasectomies has passed a first reading in Iran’s parliament.

‘Nazi’ political campaign video slammed

An election video for Indonesian presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto has sparked anger after critics noted he was wearing a Nazi-style jacket.

Bomb blasts hit Cairo stations

Four Egyptian railway stations near a Cairo courthouse have been hit by makeshift bombs.

MH370 minister replaced

Malaysia’s prime minister has appointed a new transport minister to replace Hishammuddin Hussein, who was heavily criticised during the search for missing flight MH370.

Nato rebukes Russia 

NATO’s secretary general says there are “no signs” Russia is respecting its commitments over Ukraine, and that the US-led alliance will consider what to do next.

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