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India's top court upholds anti-gay-sex law

India's top court upholds anti-gay-sex law Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

India's Supreme Court has upheld a law criminalising gay sex, setting aside a landmark lower court decision in 2009 which had overturned the colonial-era ban on homosexuality.
Ukrainian police storm protest camp in Kiev square

Ukrainian police storm protest camp in Kiev square Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

Hundreds of police have moved in on a large protest camp in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, clashing with protesters.
Hollande visits CAR after two French troops killed

Hollande visits CAR after two French troops killed Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

French President Francois Hollande arrived in the Central African Republic Tuesday, just hours after two French soldiers were killed in overnight fighting.
Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana

Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

Uruguay has become the first nation to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana after the country's Senate gave final approval to the legislation.
Somalia court sentences woman who reported rape

Somalia court sentences woman who reported rape Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

A Somali court has sentenced to jail a woman who said she was raped and two journalists who reported her story.
South Africans, world leaders pay tribute to Mandela at memorial service

South Africans, world leaders pay tribute to Mandela at memorial service Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

More than 60,000 people gathered in Johannesburg Tuesday for a memorial service to honor late South African President Nelson Mandela.
Antarctica sees coldest weather ever recorded on Earth

Antarctica sees coldest weather ever recorded on Earth Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

Temperatures in Antarctica hit a record low of minus 93 degrees Celsius in August 2010, according to scientists.
Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra insists she will not resign before polls

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra insists she will not resign before polls Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced that she will not resign ahead of snap elections, to be held February 2, despite opposition calls for her to step down.
French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

French soldiers killed in Central African Republic Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

France confirmed that two of its soldiers have been killed in the Central African Republic, where they have been working to end months of instability and violence.
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.
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.
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