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Conservative leader Abbott wins landslide Australia election victory

Conservative leader Abbott wins landslide Australia election victory Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

Australia's conservative opposition won a resounding victory in national elections, handing the Labor party one of its worst-ever defeats and installing Tony Abbott as the nation's prime minister.
Maldives votes for new president

Maldives votes for new president Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

With over half the ballot boxes counted, former president Mohamed Nasheed is in the lead in the much anticipated Maldives presidential elections, 18 months after he was prematurely ousted in what he claims to be a 'coup.'
Obama returns to US to face Congress battle over Syria

Obama returns to US to face Congress battle over Syria Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Washington Friday night after discussing Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit. 
Australia votes with Abbott set for landslide win

Australia votes with Abbott set for landslide win Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Australians are voting Saturday in national elections that are expected to return conservatives to power and end the Labor Party's six-year government leadership.
Hitler's last bodyguard Rochus Misch dies aged 96

Hitler's last bodyguard Rochus Misch dies aged 96 Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

The last surviving bodyguard of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler has died in Germany at the age of 96. 
Syria rebels withdraw from Christian town

Syria rebels withdraw from Christian town Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Syrian rebel fighters withdrew on Thursday after briefly capturing a historic Christian town in the center of the country as part of a campaign to take control of strategic mountains near Damascus, opposition sources said. 
Cyprus parliament narrowly approves bailout condition

Cyprus parliament narrowly approves bailout condition Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

The Parliament of Cyprus on Friday approved key legislation bringing its cooperative banks under the direct supervision of the central bank, narrowly avoiding a rejection which would have placed a 10-billion-euro bailout program in jeopardy.
Obama, Putin meet at summit despite tensions over Syria

Obama, Putin meet at summit despite tensions over Syria Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

President Barack Obama met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the midst of their dispute over how to respond to chemical weapons use in Syria.
World powers remain divided over Syrian action at G20

World powers remain divided over Syrian action at G20 Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

G20 leaders remain divided over the Syrian conflict as they enter the final day of their Russian summit.
US Senate panel approves Syria military strikes

US Senate panel approves Syria military strikes Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has authorised the use of military force against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons.
New Malian president Keita takes office

New Malian president Keita takes office Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was sworn in on Wednesday as Mali's new president after winning a landslide victory in elections called to turn the page on months of political chaos and conflict.
US, world's credibility at stake in Syria response, Obama says

US, world's credibility at stake in Syria response, Obama says Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama has said the world had set a red line over the "abhorrent use of chemical weapons", and that the credibility of the US and international community was at stake over its response to Syria.
Egypt Brotherhood members sentenced to life

Egypt Brotherhood members sentenced to life Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced 11 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison after accusing them of "aggression" against the army in the city of Suez last month. 

Obama gets key support for Syria strike

Obama gets key support for Syria strike Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama won his first major victories on securing Congress support for strikes on Syria, with senior members on both sides of the House of Representatives saying they would back him.
UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The number of refugees fleeing Syria's bloody civil war has surged past the 2 million mark, with almost 5,000 people crossing into that country's neighbors every day, according to a new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency issued Tuesday.
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