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Assad says Turkey will pay for supporting Syrian rebels

Assad says Turkey will pay for supporting Syrian rebels Sat, 05 Oct, 2013

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has said Turkey will pay a heavy price for backing rebels fighting against him, and accused it of harbouring "terrorists" who, he claimed, would soon turn on their hosts.
Children among five Afghans killed in NATO airstrike

Children among five Afghans killed in NATO airstrike Sat, 05 Oct, 2013

The civilians, aged between 12 and 20, were killed overnight on Friday while they were out hunting birds in the area of Saracha, a few kilometres from Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal told the AFP news agency.
Five killed as clashes rock Cairo

Five killed as clashes rock Cairo Sat, 05 Oct, 2013

At least five people died in clashes on Friday as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi mounted their boldest marches since troops crushed their protest camps demanding his reinstatement on August 14. 
Obama cancels Asia trip over U.S. government shutdown

Obama cancels Asia trip over U.S. government shutdown Fri, 04 Oct, 2013

U.S. President Obama has canceled a trip to Asia that was set to begin this weekend, because of the ongoing government shutdown in Washington, the White House announced late Thursday.
Italy mourns Lampedusa boat victims

Italy mourns Lampedusa boat victims Fri, 04 Oct, 2013

Italy on Friday mourned the 300 African asylum-seekers feared dead in the worst ever Mediterranean refugee disaster, as debate raged over Europe's flawed migration policy.
Shots fired at US Capitol, female suspect killed

Shots fired at US Capitol, female suspect killed Thu, 03 Oct, 2013

A woman suspected of being involved in a car chase across central Washington was shot and killed by police outside the U.S. Capitol building on Thursday, a U.S. official said.
130 dead in migrant boat disaster off Italian coast

130 dead in migrant boat disaster off Italian coast Thu, 03 Oct, 2013

At least 130 people died and scores were missing after a boat carrying African migrants, mostly from Eritrea sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, officials and rescuers said.

Russia's embassy in Libya attacked

Russia's embassy in Libya attacked Thu, 03 Oct, 2013

Gunmen stormed the Russian Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on Wednesday night, scrambling over the walls of the compound, tearing down the Russian flag and opening fire on cars and buildings, Russian and Libyan news agencies reported.
Italian PM Enrico Letta wins Senate confidence vote

Italian PM Enrico Letta wins Senate confidence vote Wed, 02 Oct, 2013

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote in his government by a wide margin Wednesday, after former premier Silvio Berlusconi performed a humiliating U-turn on plans to bring down the ruling grand coalition.
US expels 3 Venezuelan diplomats in tit-for-tat row

US expels 3 Venezuelan diplomats in tit-for-tat row Wed, 02 Oct, 2013

The US has expelled Venezuela's charge d'affaires in Washington and two other diplomats in reprisal for the expulsion of three American diplomats from Caracas, both countries said late on Tuesday.
Best-selling US author Tom Clancy dies at 66

Best-selling US author Tom Clancy dies at 66 Wed, 02 Oct, 2013

Tom Clancy, the bestselling U.S. author of popular spy and military-themed thrillers such as "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games," has died at the age of 66.
Obama shortens Asia trip, cancels stops in Malaysia, Philippines due to government shutdown

Obama shortens Asia trip, cancels stops in Malaysia, Philippines due to government shutdown Wed, 02 Oct, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama is canceling part of his planned trip to Asia this weekend because of the government shutdown, the White House announced on Wednesday.
Chemical weapons experts in Syria to start mission

Chemical weapons experts in Syria to start mission Tue, 01 Oct, 2013

A chemical weapons disarmament team has arrived in Damascus to begin evaluating the country's arsenal of the banned weapons.
US government shuts down, Obama blames Republicans

US government shuts down, Obama blames Republicans Tue, 01 Oct, 2013

US President Barack Obama has blamed Republicans in the House of Representatives for a partial government shutdown, saying they are carrying out an "ideological crusade" against his healthcare law.
Netanyahu urges US to keep Iran sanctions in place

Netanyahu urges US to keep Iran sanctions in place Mon, 30 Sep, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned President Obama not to be fooled by overtures from Iran that have led the administration to pursue talks aimed at halting Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions.
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