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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election, after his opponent Soumalia Cisse conceded defeat late on Monday, avoiding a protracted legal battle over the outcome. 
Israel intercepts rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai

Israel intercepts rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Israel intercepted a rocket near Egypt's Sinai Peninsula early on Tuesday, exploding it in the air over the southern Israeli city of Eilat, a military official said.
Suspected Islamic militants kill 44 at Nigeria mosque

Suspected Islamic militants kill 44 at Nigeria mosque Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Security agents say suspected Islamic militants have gunned down 44 people praying at a mosque in northeast Nigeria. The killings took place during dawn prayers on Sunday morning, although news only emerged on Monday.
32 killed, 104 wounded in separate attacks in Iraq

32 killed, 104 wounded in separate attacks in Iraq Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Three blasts including a suicide bomb in a cafe killed 32 people in central and western Iraq on Monday evening, officials said.
US plans lower sentences for drug-users

US plans lower sentences for drug-users Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered changes across the Justice Department to eliminate what he called “draconian” mandatory minimum sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells election critics to 'go hang'

Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells election critics to 'go hang' Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in his Heroes' Day speech has made a scathing attack on those who challenged his disputed presidential elections victory.
Nazi-era war-crimes suspect Csatary dies aged 98

Nazi-era war-crimes suspect Csatary dies aged 98 Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

A former police officer indicted in Hungary on charges that he abused Jews and assisted in their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War Two has died.
Egyptian army prepares crackdown on pro-Morsi protests

Egyptian army prepares crackdown on pro-Morsi protests Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Egyptian security forces are preparing to besiege supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi who are gathered in Cairo protest camps.
Sudan floods kill 36, affect almost 150,000: UN

Sudan floods kill 36, affect almost 150,000: UN Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Heavy rains and floods in Sudan have killed at least 36 people and affected almost 150,000 in the past week.
Israel approves nearly 1,200 new settlement homes

Israel approves nearly 1,200 new settlement homes Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Israel has invited bids to build nearly 1,200 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem.
Australian election rivals Rudd and Abbott hold first debate

Australian election rivals Rudd and Abbott hold first debate Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has pledged to legislate for same sex marriage within 100 days of a re-electied government, while Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has pledged 'real change' in government during the first leaders debate of the election campaign.
Mali votes in presidential run-off

Mali votes in presidential run-off Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

People in Mali are voting in a presidential election run-off. Despite the rain that started earlier in the morning and turns quite heavy in some of the six districts of the capital.
Iraq car bombings leave 91 dead amid Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Iraq car bombings leave 91 dead amid Eid al-Fitr celebrations Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

A wave of car bombings, mainly targeting cafes and markets around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killed 91 people on Saturday as they were out celebrating the end of Ramadan. 
Six dead in Indonesian volcanic eruption

Six dead in Indonesian volcanic eruption Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Six people were killed by hot ash as Mt. Rokatenda on Palue island in East Nusa Tenggara province in central Indonesia erupted again on Saturday, officials have said.
Activists: 20 people killed in Syrian air raid

Activists: 20 people killed in Syrian air raid Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Air strikes by the Syrian military have killed at least 20 people in the northwestern province of Latakia overnight, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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