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130 dead in migrant boat disaster off Italian coast

130 dead in migrant boat disaster off Italian coast Thu, 03 Oct, 2013

At least 130 people died and scores were missing after a boat carrying African migrants, mostly from Eritrea sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, officials and rescuers said.

Bosnia begins first census since 1991

Bosnia begins first census since 1991 Tue, 01 Oct, 2013

Bosnia began holding its first post-war census Tuesday, a sensitive exercise expected to reveal the effects of ethnic expulsions during the 1990s conflict and also impact the country's power-sharing system. 
US government shuts down, Obama blames Republicans

US government shuts down, Obama blames Republicans Tue, 01 Oct, 2013

US President Barack Obama has blamed Republicans in the House of Representatives for a partial government shutdown, saying they are carrying out an "ideological crusade" against his healthcare law.
US shutdown looms amid stalemate

US shutdown looms amid stalemate Mon, 30 Sep, 2013

U.S. President President Barack Obama said on Monday he is not resigned to a U.S. government shutdown taking place with a midnight deadline looming and said he would talk to congressional leaders later.
Netanyahu urges US to keep Iran sanctions in place

Netanyahu urges US to keep Iran sanctions in place Mon, 30 Sep, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned President Obama not to be fooled by overtures from Iran that have led the administration to pursue talks aimed at halting Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions.
Miss Philippines Megan Young crowned Miss World 2013

Miss Philippines Megan Young crowned Miss World 2013 Sat, 28 Sep, 2013

Miss Philippines Megan Young was crowned the 63 rd Miss World pageant at a ceremony in Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Saturday. 
UN Security Council unanimously passes Syria chemical weapons resolution

UN Security Council unanimously passes Syria chemical weapons resolution Sat, 28 Sep, 2013

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously late Friday to require Syria to eliminate its arsenal of chemical weapons, according to media reports.
Obama speaks by phone to Iran's Rouhani, sees chance for progress

Obama speaks by phone to Iran's Rouhani, sees chance for progress Fri, 27 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a historic phone call on Friday, in the highest level conversation between the estranged nations in more than three decades.
Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities

Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
China sentences Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption

China sentences Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sun, 22 Sep, 2013

A Chinese court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison on Sunday after finding the once powerful Communist Party insider guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
Israeli forces rough up EU diplomat in the West Bank

Israeli forces rough up EU diplomat in the West Bank Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

Israeli soldiers have manhandled a group of European diplomats and seized trucks carrying tents in the West Bank.
Syria 'submits chemical weapons data' to Hague watchdog

Syria 'submits chemical weapons data' to Hague watchdog Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

A chemical weapons watchdog says it has received a partial declaration from Syria of its chemical stockpile - the beginning of a process for the containment of Syria's arsenal.
Syrian war has reached stalemate, deputy PM says

Syrian war has reached stalemate, deputy PM says Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

The civil war in Syria has reached a stalemate, according to the country's deputy prime minister. 
Putin says he can't guarantee Syria will turn over chemical weapons

Putin says he can't guarantee Syria will turn over chemical weapons Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he is "confident" Syria's chemical weapons can be destroyed under a US-Russian plan, but not "100% sure". 
Syrian chemical weapons destruction will take one year, Assad says

Syrian chemical weapons destruction will take one year, Assad says Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has pledged to destroy his stockpile of chemical arms but said it would take one year to do so and will cost about $1bn.

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