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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.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe threatens US, UK firms over Western sanctions

Zimbabwe's Mugabe threatens US, UK firms over Western sanctions Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe threatened to target Western firms in a response to continued U.S. and U.K. sanctions against his country.
Syria will allow UN to inspect alleged chemical attack sites

Syria will allow UN to inspect alleged chemical attack sites Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Syria will allow UN inspectors to visit a site near Damascus where an alleged chemical weapons attack is said to have killed hundreds of people, state media report.
Egypt`s Hosni Mubarak appears in court for trial

Egypt`s Hosni Mubarak appears in court for trial Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appeared before another court for a session of his retrial on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising. 
Fifth suspect in Mumbai photographer gang-rape arrested

Fifth suspect in Mumbai photographer gang-rape arrested Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Indian police say they have arrested the last of five men wanted in connection with the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai.

Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus

Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

At least six people have been killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying members of Yemen's air force.
Egyptian court adjourns trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Egyptian court adjourns trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

The trial of the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie, and two of his deputies on charges of inciting deadly violence during the protests that preceded the army's overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi was adjourned Sunday minutes after it opened. 
FARC killed 13 Colombian soldiers

FARC killed 13 Colombian soldiers Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Thirteen soldiers were ambushed and killed by the FARC on Saturday in the oil-producing province of Arauca, the army said. 
MSF says 3,600 Syrians showed 'neurotoxic symptoms', 355 dead

MSF says 3,600 Syrians showed 'neurotoxic symptoms', 355 dead Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

Thousands of people suffered neurotoxic symptoms and 355 of them died following an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syrian capital Damascus, respected aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said.
Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip

Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

An Egyptian official says the country's border crossing with Gaza, which was closed after a deadly attack on policemen this week, has reopened.
US celebrates anniversary of Martin Luther King march

US celebrates anniversary of Martin Luther King march Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

Thousands of people have attended a rally in Washington to mark 50 years since Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech on civil rights.
US weighs possible military options in Syria

US weighs possible military options in Syria Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

US Defense Secretary Hagel says Obama asks for "military options" in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad; US naval power in Mediterranean gives president option to fire Tomahawk missiles at Syrian targets. 
California wildfire reaches Yosemite National Park

California wildfire reaches Yosemite National Park Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

The massive Rim Fire, which since Saturday has been quickly burning though eastern central California, reached a remote section of Yosemite National Park Friday, while firefighters battled to save the Sierra Nevada foothill towns of Pine Mountain Lake, Lake Mather and Groveland.
Bo Xilai's trial continues for 3rd day in China

Bo Xilai's trial continues for 3rd day in China Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

The trial of former political heavyweight Bo Xilai stretched into a third day Saturday, as observers reveled in the twists and turns of proceedings covering everything from corruption, to murder and alleged insanity.
Riot in Bolivian prison leaves at least 29 dead

Riot in Bolivian prison leaves at least 29 dead Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

At least 29 people have died and 50 wounded after a brutal fight in the high security Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the national police chief said.

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