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Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

September 21, 2015 12:12:19 am

The Turkish government continued to grapple with Kurdish militants who killed two police officers in a car bomb attack in the country’s southeast last Sunday.

Turbulent Turkey

September 21, 2015 6:15:54 am

Kurdish nationalism, Islamic State and conflicts in Syria and Iraq — look who’s caught in the middle.

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Novelist Jackie Collins Dies of Breast Cancer at 77

December 25, 2015 1:37:58 pm

Collins' tales of sex, glamour, power and more sex were a forerunner to the culture of "Desperate Housewives" and "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

South Sudan fuel tanker blast death toll reaches 193, three-day mourning declared

September 19, 2015 8:48:31 pm

The truck carrying petrol overturned Wednesday outside Maridi and then exploded shortly after hundreds of villagers had gathered around to siphon fuel.

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New Zealand issues tsunami warning after Chile earthquake

September 17, 2015 9:17:00 am

New Zealand's Ministry of Civil Defence said if a tsunami did hit it would likely be soon after midnight Friday local time (1200 GMT Thursday).

Researchers shoot pigs in the head in blood-spatter study

September 16, 2015 1:17:27 pm

Government-funded Institute of Environmental Science and Research said the pigs were sedated and treated humanely

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New Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says govt remains strong

September 15, 2015 3:40:29 pm

Malcolm Turnbull's return to the helm will likely lead to a major cabinet reshuffle, with Treasurer Joe Hockey and Defense Minister Kevin Andrews among the ministers who publicly supported Abbott.

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Australia: After defeating Tony Abott, Malcolm Turnbull now battles rich, privileged tag

September 15, 2015 10:58:20 am

Tony Abbott lost a leadership ballot by members of his party, who voted to replace him with Malcolm Turnbull as Australia's next prime minister.

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United Nations adopts documents based negotiations for Security Council reforms

September 14, 2015 10:05:26 pm

There was no voting on the decision to continue text-based UNSC reforms in the 70th session of the General Assembly and it was adopted by consensus.

Tony Abbott ousted as Australia PM in internal party challenge

September 14, 2015 6:51:41 pm

Australia's beleaguered prime minister was ousted from power in an internal party ballot on Monday as the ruling conservative party attempts to win back a disenchanted public by replacing the nation's polarizing, gaffe-prone leader with his more moderate rival.

Minister asks Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot for leadership vote

September 14, 2015 1:21:00 pm

Tony Abbott survived a leadership challenge in February when he asked colleagues for six months to turn the polls around.

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Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

September 14, 2015 2:24:58 am

Pakistan: A senior journalist was shot dead last Wednesday by gunmen outside his house in Karachi, a day after a similar attack by gunmen in the city resulted in the death of a technician of a media house. Forty-two-year-old Aftab Alam, who had been associated with different channels including Geo News and Samaa TV, was […]

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Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez gets nearly 14 years prison

September 11, 2015 9:14:16 am

Lopez is accused of inciting violence against the government of President Nicolas Maduro and attempting to force his ouster.

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Myanmar Elections: Aung San Suu Kyi faces president’s allies in campaign showdown

September 10, 2015 11:38:13 am

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) is expected to win the election, which marks a major shift in Myanmar's political landscape

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Myanmar polls: Aung San Suu Kyi opens election campaign on Facebook with a video message

September 8, 2015 4:16:46 pm

In a video message, Suu Kyi called the upcoming elections "a crucial turning point for our country.''

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Venezuela expands anti-smuggling crackdown with new border closure

September 8, 2015 10:11:00 am

Nicolas Maduro also declared a state of emergency in three cities in the state, which is home to Maracaibo, the country's second-largest city.

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Migrant crisis: People surge past police near Hungary border, march north towards Budapest

September 8, 2015 3:43:46 pm

Britain and France pledged to take in tens of thousands more refugees to try to ease the crisis.

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Two Indians questioned for Bangkok bombing

September 7, 2015 8:38:23 pm

Two Indians have been taken into custody for questioning after they were seen on CCTVs talking to a foreign suspect wanted in Thailand's deadliest bombing at a temple here while a person arrested in the case told police that the mastermind of the attack had fled the country.

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Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

September 7, 2015 12:40:13 am

Russia said it was providing “serious” training and logistical support to the Syrian army, the first confirmation of Russia's involvement in Syria's civil war

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5,500 sex crimes reported in UK schools in three years

September 6, 2015 5:54:31 pm

The figures recorded by FOI request states that these included nearly 4,000 indecent assaults and more than 600 rapes.

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After Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi’s death, aunt fights to bring family to Canada

September 5, 2015 12:36:05 pm

Abdullah isn't ready to leave his Syrian hometown of Kobani, where his sons, 3-year-old Aylan and 5-year-old Ghalib, and wife Rehanna were buried on Friday, she said.

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My children slipped through my hands, says father of dead Syrian boy

September 4, 2015 2:01:26 pm

"I was holding my wife's hand. But my children slipped through my hands. It was dark and everyone was screaming," said Abdullah Kurdi.

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Guatemala: Otto Perez Molina resigns in face of warrant, new president sworn in

September 4, 2015 11:24:51 am

Perez Molina reiterated his willingness to face the investigation head-on.

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Chinese warships move into Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska

September 3, 2015 1:43:23 pm

The US Defense Department 'positively identified a number of Chinese naval vessels in that region, but based on their analysis they have not detected any sort of threat or threatening activities.'

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Guatemala prosecutor gets judge’s order to detain President Otto Perez Molina

September 3, 2015 9:40:23 am

Molina was charged with crimes of illicit association, fraud and receiving bribe money related to a widespread customs fraud ring.

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