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Pope calls for peace in South Sudan, Syria

Pope calls for peace in South Sudan, Syria Wed, 25 Dec, 2013

Pope Francis has called for peace in South Sudan and other troubled nations around the world in his first Christmas Day address. 
Turkish ministers resign over fraud probe

Turkish ministers resign over fraud probe Wed, 25 Dec, 2013

Turkey's environment minister has become the country's third cabinet minister to announce his resignation on Wednesday asa result of a high-level corruption probe.
UN seeks to increase peacekeeping force in S Sudan

UN seeks to increase peacekeeping force in S Sudan Tue, 24 Dec, 2013

The United States has increased its diplomatic efforts to calm the increasing ethnic violence in South Sudan, while also repositioning troops in the region in case they are needed. 
Deadly explosion rocks Egypt's Mansoura

Deadly explosion rocks Egypt's Mansoura Tue, 24 Dec, 2013

A strong explosion has hit a police headquarters in Egypt's Nile Delta region, killing at least 14 people and injuring 100 others.
Brazil floods force more than 40,000 to flee homes

Brazil floods force more than 40,000 to flee homes Tue, 24 Dec, 2013

Intense rain and flooding in southeast Brazil have killed at least six people and forced 40,000 more to leave their homes.
Fighting spreads in South Sudan as fears grow of civil war

Fighting spreads in South Sudan as fears grow of civil war Mon, 23 Dec, 2013

South Sudan's government said on Sunday rebels had seized the capital of a key oil-producing region and fears grew of all-out ethnic civil war in the world's newest country.
Protesters gather across Thai capital, demand PM resigns

Protesters gather across Thai capital, demand PM resigns Sun, 22 Dec, 2013

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters brought central Bangkok to a halt Sunday demanding political reform, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's resignation, and postponement of February's national elections.
Car bomb explosion at Syrian school kills eight

Car bomb explosion at Syrian school kills eight Sun, 22 Dec, 2013

In eastern Syria, students are reported among the dead from a car bomb explosion near a primary school in the province of Homs.
Obama promises review of NSA spying program, possible reforms

Obama promises review of NSA spying program, possible reforms Sat, 21 Dec, 2013

US President Barack Obama has suggested there may be a review of surveillance by the National Security Agency in the wake of a series of spying revelations.
EU promises tough summit with Russia over Ukraine

EU promises tough summit with Russia over Ukraine Sat, 21 Dec, 2013

European Union leaders are promising to confront Russia at an upcoming summit about what the giant trade bloc says is undue Russian pressure to steer Ukraine away from an economic alliance with the West and toward Moscow.
US judge strikes down Utah's gay marriage ban

US judge strikes down Utah's gay marriage ban Sat, 21 Dec, 2013

A U.S. federal judge has struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. 
Ugandan parliament passes anti-homosexuality law

Ugandan parliament passes anti-homosexuality law Sat, 21 Dec, 2013

Uganda's parliament has passed a bill that would make some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison.
South Sudan president ready to talk as clashes spread

South Sudan president ready to talk as clashes spread Wed, 18 Dec, 2013

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir says he is willing to hold talks with the former vice president he accuses of leading a coup attempt against him.
Russia approves amnesty covering punk band members, Greenpeace

Russia approves amnesty covering punk band members, Greenpeace Wed, 18 Dec, 2013

Russian lawmakers have approved a Kremlin-backed amnesty bill that could free the two jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot while also ending the prosecution of 30 Greenpeace crew members.
Turkey PM Erdogan condemns 'dirty' corruption probe

Turkey PM Erdogan condemns 'dirty' corruption probe Wed, 18 Dec, 2013

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a corruption probe in which dozens of people have been detained is part of a "dirty operation" against his administration, linking it to a summer of anti-government protests.
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