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Chemical weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize

Chemical weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

The head of a watchdog group that is trying to rid the world of chemical weapons has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital.

World leaders gather in South Africa for Mandela memorial

World leaders gather in South Africa for Mandela memorial Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

Leaders from around the world will pay tribute at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid leader who died last week at the age of 95. 
Obama calls for peace as Hagel orders US support in Central African Republic mission

Obama calls for peace as Hagel orders US support in Central African Republic mission Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama has urged the people of the Central African Republic to remain calm amid mounting sectarian violence.
US Defence Chuck Hagel meets Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

US Defence Chuck Hagel meets Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Mon, 09 Dec, 2013

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Pakistan for talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and new army chief Raheel Sharif. 
Car bomb near cafe kills 11 in central Iraq

Car bomb near cafe kills 11 in central Iraq Mon, 09 Dec, 2013

A car bomb outside a northeastern Iraqi cafe has killed at least 11 people.
North Korea says Kim's uncle removed from power

North Korea says Kim's uncle removed from power Mon, 09 Dec, 2013

North Korea has dismissed Jang Song-thaek, the once powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un, for what it described as a string of criminal acts including corruption, womanising and drug-taking.
Thai PM dissolves Parliament, calls elections

Thai PM dissolves Parliament, calls elections Mon, 09 Dec, 2013

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved parliament and called an election, after sustained protests in the capital, Bangkok.
Mass protests in Ukrainian capital

Mass protests in Ukrainian capital Mon, 09 Dec, 2013

Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.
South Africa holds 'day of prayer' to honor Mandela

South Africa holds 'day of prayer' to honor Mandela Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

Sunday has been designated as a day of prayer and reflection in South Africa in honor of the late anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela who died Thursday at the age of 95.
French troops arrive in Central African Republic amid violence

French troops arrive in Central African Republic amid violence Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

French troops received a triumphant welcome Saturday on the streets of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, as warplanes and helicopters swooped low over the embattled city and residents cheered.
Dozens killed in north Kenya inter-ethnic fighting

Dozens killed in north Kenya inter-ethnic fighting Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

Kenyan officials and relief workers say fresh clashes erupted between rival ethnic groups in the country's north on Saturday, a day after the government moved to deploy troops to the troubled region.

Syrian Islamists seize Western-backed rebel bases: monitoring group

Syrian Islamists seize Western-backed rebel bases: monitoring group Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

Syrian rebels from an Islamist alliance formed last month have occupied bases and warehouses belonging to a Western-backed rebel group on the Turkish border, rebels and activists said on Saturday.
Greece approves more austerity cuts

Greece approves more austerity cuts Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

Greece's parliament has approved a budget plan filled with over 3 billion euros of austerity cuts with the hope that the debt-laden country will emerge from a six-year recession next year.

Yemen army sweeps capital after deadly attack Sat, 07 Dec, 2013

Yemeni security forces have launched a sweep in the capital to find the perpetrators of a deadly attack on the country's defence ministry, sparking clashes that left several armed men killed, officials said.
South Africa and world mourn Nelson Mandela

South Africa and world mourn Nelson Mandela Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

South Africans are mourning the death of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, the country's first black president, who died Thursday at the age of 95.
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