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Russia and France still differ on Syria

Russia and France still differ on Syria Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Russia has said it still suspected that last month's chemical weapons attack in Syria was carried out by rebel forces, despite a report by UN investigators which France said showed the government was behind the attack.
UN confirms sarin nerve gas used on civilians in Syria

UN confirms sarin nerve gas used on civilians in Syria Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

United Nations inspectors have confirmed they found "clear and convincing evidence" that poison sarin gas was used in an attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus on 21 August. 
Slovenia starts work on first mosque after wait of over 40 years

Slovenia starts work on first mosque after wait of over 40 years Sat, 14 Sep, 2013

Slovenia's prime minister, Alenka Bratusek, on Saturday laid the foundation stone for what will be the country's first mosque -- 44 years after the initial request to build it was made. 
Child bride's death on wedding night stirs outrage in Yemen, probe begins

Child bride's death on wedding night stirs outrage in Yemen, probe begins Sat, 14 Sep, 2013

Yemeni authorities say they are investigating the reported death of an eight-year-old girl from internal bleeding on the first night of her marriage, in a case that has rekindled international outrage over child brides.
World's annual child mortality rate falling - UN

World's annual child mortality rate falling - UN Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Childhood death rates around the world have halved since 1990 but an estimated 6.6 million children under the age of 5 still died last year, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.

US, Russia start talks on Syrian chemical weapons

US, Russia start talks on Syrian chemical weapons Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov started talks late Thursday in Geneva aimed at getting Syria to dismantle its chemical weapons arsenal.
NASA says Voyager 1 space probe has left Solar System

NASA says Voyager 1 space probe has left Solar System Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

NASA's Voyager 1 space probe has left the solar system, making it the first human-made object to journey into interstellar space. 
Assad: We'll give up weapons because of Russia, not US

Assad: We'll give up weapons because of Russia, not US Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that Syria will put its chemical weapons arsenal under international control in response to a Russian proposal and not because of the threat of a U.S. military strike.
AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body in monkeys

AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body in monkeys Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Researchers in the US have reported significant progress in their development of a vaccine against HIV.
UN: Food waste costing global economy $750bn a year

UN: Food waste costing global economy $750bn a year Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

One third of the food produced worldwide is wasted, costing the global economy around $750 billion (570 billion euros) a year, a new report by the UN food agency said Wednesday. 
Obama asks Congress to delay vote on Syria military strike

Obama asks Congress to delay vote on Syria military strike Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress to delay votes on authorizing military strikes against Syria in order to give Russia time to get Syria to surrender any chemical weapons it possesses, according to senators.
Pakistan to release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar

Pakistan to release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

Pakistan to release top Afghan Taliban prisoner Baradar. The Pakistani government has said it will release the former second-in-command of the Taliban in another bid to further peace efforts with its Afghan neighbors.
200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars

200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return, the group behind an ambitious venture to colonise the inhospitable red planet says.
Syria says it accepts Russian chemical weapons proposal

Syria says it accepts Russian chemical weapons proposal Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

The Syrian government accepts a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control, according to Russia's Interfax news agency. 
Putin ally Sobyanin wins Moscow mayor election

Putin ally Sobyanin wins Moscow mayor election Mon, 09 Sep, 2013

Kremlin ally Sergei Sobyanin has won a Moscow mayoral election, according to results released by electoral officials after a nearly complete vote count, but opposition leader Alexei Navalny claimed the results were falsified.

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Is Lenin still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

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