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US weighs possible military options in Syria

US weighs possible military options in Syria Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

US Defense Secretary Hagel says Obama asks for "military options" in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad; US naval power in Mediterranean gives president option to fire Tomahawk missiles at Syrian targets. 
Female photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai

Female photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

A young woman photojournalist was gang raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in India's business hub of Mumbai, police said Friday. 
Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead

Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Australian doctors at the MonashHeart Medical Center in Melbourne have brought back to life a woman Vanessa Tanasio, who was clinically dead for 42 minutes. 
Egypt army chief vows to stand firm in face of violence

Egypt army chief vows to stand firm in face of violence Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

The head of Egypt's military says the army will not stand by silently in the face of violence after hundreds of people were killed during the country's recent political unrest.
Mexico arrests leader of Gulf drug cartel

Mexico arrests leader of Gulf drug cartel Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

A top leader of Mexico's Gulf Cartel was captured Saturday in a military operation near the Texas border, the second major capture of a drug capo since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office last December.
Egyptian interim PM proposes Muslim Brotherhood's dissolution amid turmoil

Egyptian interim PM proposes Muslim Brotherhood's dissolution amid turmoil Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Egypt's current Prime Minister, Hazem el-Beblawi, proposed on Saturday that the Muslim Brotherhood be dissolved. The idea is being mulled, according to a government spokesman. 
Mubarak''s re-trial adjourned due to security

Mubarak''s re-trial adjourned due to security Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the deaths of protesters was adjourned on Saturday until August 25, after a brief session. 
Strong blast hits Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut's southern suburbs

Strong blast hits Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut's southern suburbs Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

A car bomb explosion has killed at least 20 people in Beirut's southern suburbs, according to the Lebanese Interior Ministry.
Israel and Palestinians begin direct peace talks

Israel and Palestinians begin direct peace talks Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

An Israeli official says a new round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians has begun.
ElBaradei quits as Egypt vice president in protest at crackdown

ElBaradei quits as Egypt vice president in protest at crackdown Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Egyptian interim Vice President Mohamed Elbaradei resigned from his post following heavy political violence in Egypt. Elbaradei announced his resignation in a letter to the Interim President Adly Mansour.
Eurozone climbs out of longest ever recession

Eurozone climbs out of longest ever recession Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Europe's economy is showing signs of recovery for the first time since 2011, ending for now the Eurozone's longest recorded recession, according to figures released Wednesday by the European Commission. 
Egypt declares month-long state of emergency

Egypt declares month-long state of emergency Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Egypt's interim president has declared a monthlong state of emergency to combat worsening violence after riot police moved to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election, after his opponent Soumalia Cisse conceded defeat late on Monday, avoiding a protracted legal battle over the outcome. 
US plans lower sentences for drug-users

US plans lower sentences for drug-users Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered changes across the Justice Department to eliminate what he called “draconian” mandatory minimum sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders.
Usain Bolt regains 100m world title in 9.77 seconds

Usain Bolt regains 100m world title in 9.77 seconds Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Jamaican Usain Bolt regained his world 100m title after taking gold in 9.77 seconds on Sunday at the World Athletics Championship in Moscow.

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