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China's first lunar rover lands on moon

China's first lunar rover lands on moon Sun, 15 Dec, 2013

China's first lunar rover has begun a three-month scientific exploration of the moon's surface, after successfully deploying from an unmanned spacecraft Saturday.

Italian PM Letta wins confidence votes, vows reforms

Italian PM Letta wins confidence votes, vows reforms Thu, 12 Dec, 2013

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has won a key confidence vote in parliament after he pledged sweeping economic and political reforms.
Bangladeshi Islamist leader's execution sparks deadly protests

Bangladeshi Islamist leader's execution sparks deadly protests Thu, 12 Dec, 2013

Islamist activists in Bangladesh torched homes and shops Friday to protest the execution of one of their leaders convicted of war crimes.
Ukrainian riot police withdraw after overnight move on demonstrators

Ukrainian riot police withdraw after overnight move on demonstrators Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

Ukrainian police and protesters clashed again outside Kiev's city hall after security forces attempted to re-take the building occupied by hundreds of protesters.
Mandela's body lying in state in Pretoria

Mandela's body lying in state in Pretoria Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

Thousands of mourners are paying last respects to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, as his body lies in state in the South African capital.
United States suspends non-lethal assistance into northern Syria

United States suspends non-lethal assistance into northern Syria Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

The United States has suspended all non-lethal assistance into northern Syria after Islamic Front forces seized headquarters and warehouses belonging to the opposition's Supreme Military Council (SMC), a US embassy spokesman in Ankara has said.
India's top court upholds anti-gay-sex law

India's top court upholds anti-gay-sex law Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

India's Supreme Court has upheld a law criminalising gay sex, setting aside a landmark lower court decision in 2009 which had overturned the colonial-era ban on homosexuality.
Ukrainian police storm protest camp in Kiev square

Ukrainian police storm protest camp in Kiev square Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

Hundreds of police have moved in on a large protest camp in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, clashing with protesters.
Hollande visits CAR after two French troops killed

Hollande visits CAR after two French troops killed Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

French President Francois Hollande arrived in the Central African Republic Tuesday, just hours after two French soldiers were killed in overnight fighting.
Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana

Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

Uruguay has become the first nation to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana after the country's Senate gave final approval to the legislation.
World marks international Human Rights Day

World marks international Human Rights Day Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

Countries around the world are marking International Human Rights Day.
Somalia court sentences woman who reported rape

Somalia court sentences woman who reported rape Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

A Somali court has sentenced to jail a woman who said she was raped and two journalists who reported her story.
South Africans, world leaders pay tribute to Mandela at memorial service

South Africans, world leaders pay tribute to Mandela at memorial service Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

More than 60,000 people gathered in Johannesburg Tuesday for a memorial service to honor late South African President Nelson Mandela.
Antarctica sees coldest weather ever recorded on Earth

Antarctica sees coldest weather ever recorded on Earth Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

Temperatures in Antarctica hit a record low of minus 93 degrees Celsius in August 2010, according to scientists.
Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra insists she will not resign before polls

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra insists she will not resign before polls Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced that she will not resign ahead of snap elections, to be held February 2, despite opposition calls for her to step down.

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The European Commission's Strategy for the Western Balkans

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