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Maldives police stop presidential election

Maldives police stop presidential election Sat, 19 Oct, 2013

Police in the Maldives have forced the postponement of the re-run of the presidential poll, declaring the vote illegal and blocking ballot papers from leaving the offices of the Elections Commission.
Al-Shabaab suicide bomber attacks restaurant in Somalia

Al-Shabaab suicide bomber attacks restaurant in Somalia Sat, 19 Oct, 2013

The Shabab militant group in Somalia claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Saturday that killed at least 13 people at a restaurant popular with Ethiopian and Somali troops in the town of Baladweyne in central Somalia.
New report says Syrian rebels committed war crimes

New report says Syrian rebels committed war crimes Fri, 11 Oct, 2013

Syrian rebels led by al Qaida’s regional affiliates killed and kidnapped hundreds of civilians during an offensive in coastal Syria in early August, one of the worst atrocities ever blamed on forces fighting to topple President Bashar Assad, according to a report to be released Friday by an international human rights group.
Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013 Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Alice Munro won Nobel Prize 2013 in literature and became the first Canadian woman to take the Nobel Prize since its launch in 1901.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan freed after kidnap

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan freed after kidnap Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been released hours after being seized by militiamen, the government says.
Obama nominates Janet Yellen as Fed chief

Obama nominates Janet Yellen as Fed chief Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

US President Barack Obama has officially nominated Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank.
China seeks to soothe sea rifts at Asia summit

China seeks to soothe sea rifts at Asia summit Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

Asian leaders met against a backdrop of divisive territorial disputes and flagging free trade efforts Wednesday, with China flexing more diplomatic muscle in the absence of US President Barack Obama.
Lebanon slams Syria for cross-border raid

Lebanon slams Syria for cross-border raid Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

Lebanon's President Michel Sleiman on Tuesday criticised Syria for a cross-border raid that he said targeted an ambulance in the east of the country, causing no injuries.
Britain says in talks with Iran about reopening embassies

Britain says in talks with Iran about reopening embassies Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

The United Kingdom and Iran will restore some bilateral diplomatic relations, with each country appointing non-resident Chargé d'affaires to work towards mending severed diplomatic ties.
Britain's Higgs, Belgium's Englert win 2013 physics Nobel prize

Britain's Higgs, Belgium's Englert win 2013 physics Nobel prize Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgium's Francois Englert won the 2013 Nobel prize for physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson - the particle key to explaining why elementary matter has mass - the award-giving body said.
Egyptian violence spreads as security forces hit by attacks

Egyptian violence spreads as security forces hit by attacks Mon, 07 Oct, 2013

At least nine soldiers were killed and 50 injured in incidents Monday in Cairo, the southern Sinai and north of Ismailia, Egyptian officials said. 
Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize

Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize Mon, 07 Oct, 2013

Two Americans and a German won the 2013 Nobel medicine prize on Monday for their work on how hormones and enzymes are transported within and outside cells, giving insight into diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's.
Powerful Typhoon Fitow hits eastern China

Powerful Typhoon Fitow hits eastern China Mon, 07 Oct, 2013

Typhoon Fitow hit China's east coast with winds up to 151 kilometers per hour killing at least two people early on Monday morning, state media reported.
Deadly clashes hit Egypt on 1973 war anniversary

Deadly clashes hit Egypt on 1973 war anniversary Sun, 06 Oct, 2013

At least 38 people were killed nationwide Sunday as clashes erupted between security forces and protesters on a major holiday.

Syria chemical weapons disarmament begins

Syria chemical weapons disarmament begins Sun, 06 Oct, 2013

A team of international weapons experts began destroying Syria's chemical arsenal on Sunday, the first step in the United Nations resolution after August's deadly nerve gas attack killed an estimated 1,400. 

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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