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Obama, Putin meet at summit despite tensions over Syria

Obama, Putin meet at summit despite tensions over Syria Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

President Barack Obama met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the midst of their dispute over how to respond to chemical weapons use in Syria.
Femen presents documentary on topless movement at Venice

Femen presents documentary on topless movement at Venice Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

A new documentary about the Femen topless activists shown in Venice has revealed that the feminist group was founded by a man.
US Senate panel approves Syria military strikes

US Senate panel approves Syria military strikes Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has authorised the use of military force against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons.
Russian President Putin warns West on Syria action

Russian President Putin warns West on Syria action Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned America and its allies against taking one-sided action in Syria.
One woman per hour killed in India over dowry payments

One woman per hour killed in India over dowry payments Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

On average, one Indian woman every hour is killed in a dowry-related dispute, government data indicate.
Obama gets key support for Syria strike

Obama gets key support for Syria strike Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama won his first major victories on securing Congress support for strikes on Syria, with senior members on both sides of the House of Representatives saying they would back him.
Microsoft to buy Nokia devices unit

Microsoft to buy Nokia devices unit Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

Microsoft agrees to buy Nokia's mobile phone unit and gains access to its patents and mapping services for 5.4bn euros ($7.2bn). 
UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The number of refugees fleeing Syria's bloody civil war has surged past the 2 million mark, with almost 5,000 people crossing into that country's neighbors every day, according to a new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency issued Tuesday.
Diana Nyad near end of Cuba to Florida attempt

Diana Nyad near end of Cuba to Florida attempt Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is approaching Florida, on her fifth attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba without a shark cage.
Palestinian girl, 16, becomes youngest minister in the world

Palestinian girl, 16, becomes youngest minister in the world Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

Exactly the same day she turned 16 years old, a Palestinian girl called Bashaer Othman became the youngest minister in the world. On Thursday she directed the Local Administration Ministry in the West Bank, even if only for a day, when the minister responsible, Ehab Besaisso, visited her village.
World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria

World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Protesters worldwide are taking to the streets — and to social media — to express their varied views on a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria.
Indian teenager found guilty in Delhi gang-rape case

Indian teenager found guilty in Delhi gang-rape case Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

An Indian court found a teenager guilty on Saturday over the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, a crime that sparked revulsion and angry protests in the country, an official said.  
John Kerry makes forceful case for US military intervention in Syria

John Kerry makes forceful case for US military intervention in Syria Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the United States will not wait for UN weapons inspectors to finish their work before deciding whether or not to launch military strikes against Syria.
Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74

Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74 Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Irish writer and poet Seamus Heaney, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, died Friday at the age of 74, his family said.
North Korea withdraws invite for US envoy

North Korea withdraws invite for US envoy Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

The U.S. State Department says North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American.

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Barcelona terror attack

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

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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