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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The U.S. State Department says North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American.
Indonesian supreme court upholds British Grandma's death sentence

Indonesian supreme court upholds British Grandma's death sentence Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Indonesia's highest court has upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, a court official said Friday.
Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic abuse

Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic abuse Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Saudi Arabia has adopted a law that criminalises domestic violence, usually targeting women and children, in a decision hailed by activists.
US still seeking international coalition against Syria

US still seeking international coalition against Syria Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

The United States is still seeking an "international coalition" in response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, despite a vote against military action by British MPs, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday. 
Wed gay couples win U.S. marriage tax benefits nationwide

Wed gay couples win U.S. marriage tax benefits nationwide Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

All married, same-sex couples in the U.S. will receive federal tax benefits previously given to just heterosexual couples, the Obama administration said on Thursday.
UK PM Cameron loses vote on military action over Syria

UK PM Cameron loses vote on military action over Syria Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron has lost his parliamentary vote calling for military action over Syria "in principle".
Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member Beltagi

Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member Beltagi Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Egyptian police arrested senior Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed al-Beltagi and a former Islamist government minister on Thursday, the interior ministry said.
UN says chemical inspection team to leave Syria Saturday

UN says chemical inspection team to leave Syria Saturday Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that U.N. experts seeking to collect evidence from an apparent chemical attack in Syria that killed hundreds of people will report to him as soon as they leave the country Saturday.
Life on Earth ‘may have begun on Mars’

Life on Earth ‘may have begun on Mars’ Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Life on Earth may have started on Mars and been blasted onto our planet by meteorites or volcanic eruptions, a major scientific conference has heard.
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