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Two suspected Boko Haram attacks kill 24 in Nigeria

Two suspected Boko Haram attacks kill 24 in Nigeria Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Two attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed 24 people in Nigeria's northeast in the latest violence believed to be in revenge against vigilantes, residents and officials said Tuesday.
Date set for Gaddafi's son trial

Date set for Gaddafi's son trial Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

The son and the spy chief of the dead Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been charged with murder in relation to Libya's 2011 civil war and will stand trial next month.
Russia, Iran warn US against Syria strike

Russia, Iran warn US against Syria strike Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Russia and Iran have given fresh warning to the United States and its allies against a military intervention in Syria.
Taliban shoot dead aid workers in Afghanistan

Taliban shoot dead aid workers in Afghanistan Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Afghan officials say insurgents have shot and killed 12 civilians, including six aid workers working on government projects, in two separate incidents. 
Teenager dies of bubonic plague after eating infected barbecued meat

Teenager dies of bubonic plague after eating infected barbecued meat Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

A Kyrgyzstan boy died from bubonic plague nine days after eating barbecued marmot, a health official said, giving assurances "there will be no plague epidemic."
US postpones meeting with Russia on Syrian crisis

US postpones meeting with Russia on Syrian crisis Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

The US State Department postponed a meeting scheduled tomorrow in The Hague between senior diplomats from the United States and Russia due to "ongoing consultations" over the chemical weapons attack in Syria. 
John Kerry says Syria's use of chemical weapons in attack 'undeniable'

John Kerry says Syria's use of chemical weapons in attack 'undeniable' Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry has described the use of chemical weapons in Syria as an unforgivable moral obscenity, saying that the Obama administration believed the Syrian regime was responsible for it. 
UN says it will contact Washington over NSA spying report

UN says it will contact Washington over NSA spying report Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The United Nations said on Monday it plans to contact the United States over a report that the U.S. National Security Agency bugged its New York headquarters and warned that countries are expected to respect the world body's diplomatic inviolability.
Yosemite wildfires threaten California towns

Yosemite wildfires threaten California towns Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

A massive wildfire in the western U.S. state of California is raging out of control and threatening one of the country's best known national parks.
Thousands protest against government in Bahrain

Thousands protest against government in Bahrain Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

Thousands of Bahrainis were allowed to march peacefully outside Manama calling for democratic reforms on Friday, 10 days after police cracked down on scattered protests organized by an online group inspired by recent demonstrations in Egypt.
UN visits alleged chemical victims despite sniper attack

UN visits alleged chemical victims despite sniper attack Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

U.N. inspectors have visited a Damascus suburb to meet victims of suspected chemical weapon attacks, after the Syrian government accepted international demands to grant access to the team.
Israelis kill three Palestinians in refugee camp clash

Israelis kill three Palestinians in refugee camp clash Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

Israeli soldiers have killed three Palestinians during clashes at a refugee camp in the West Bank.
Afghan president visits Pakistan seeking help with peace process

Afghan president visits Pakistan seeking help with peace process Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad to discuss how to push for direct talks between the Kabul government and Taliban insurgents. 
Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai's corruption trial ends

Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai's corruption trial ends Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

A prosecutor has urged a Chinese court to punish Bo Xilai, the disgraced politician, with a severe sentence because of his lack of remorse over alleged corruption and abuse of power.
German report says US spied on UN

German report says US spied on UN Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The German magazine Der Spiegel says the U.S. National Security Agency secretly monitored the U.N.'s internal video conferencing system by decrypting it last year.

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