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New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China

New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

A Chinese man infected with the deadly H7N9 avian influenza died of multiple organ failure, taking the number of deaths due to the new type of bird flu to 44 in the country. 
China sentences two to death over Xinjiang unrest

China sentences two to death over Xinjiang unrest Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

A court in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Monday sentenced two men to death and another three to prison for taking part in a violent attack that happened on April 23. 
Hundreds flee as Indonesian volcano erupts

Hundreds flee as Indonesian volcano erupts Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

More than 500 residents were evacuated after a volcano in central Indonesia erupted over the weekend, spewing hot ash and lava that killed five people, officials said Monday.
Australian election rivals Rudd and Abbott hold first debate

Australian election rivals Rudd and Abbott hold first debate Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has pledged to legislate for same sex marriage within 100 days of a re-electied government, while Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has pledged 'real change' in government during the first leaders debate of the election campaign.
Six dead in Indonesian volcanic eruption

Six dead in Indonesian volcanic eruption Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Six people were killed by hot ash as Mt. Rokatenda on Palue island in East Nusa Tenggara province in central Indonesia erupted again on Saturday, officials have said.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Muslims across the world began to celebrate the holiday of eid al-Fitr on Thursday, beginning the day with morning prayers after one month of fasting. 
Malala Yousafzai: Has Pakistan missed the chance to move on militancy?

Malala Yousafzai: Has Pakistan missed the chance to move on militancy? Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

The shooting of Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban shocked the world and sparked rare public outrage against Islamist militants in Pakistan. So why has Pakistan's leadership been unable to seize the opportunity to take decisive action against Taliban sanctuaries? BBC World Service South Asia Editor Shahzeb Jillani explains.
Scots ministers announces new £1.2m to aid Malawi poor

Scots ministers announces new £1.2m to aid Malawi poor Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

The Scottish government will provide £1.2m in funding to projects aimed at helping poor people in Malawi.

International Development Minister Humza Yousaf told MSPs at Holyrood that he would invite Scottish-based organisations to bid for the money.

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