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China sentences 3 to death over Xinjiang unrest

China sentences 3 to death over Xinjiang unrest Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

China has sentenced three men to death over a June attack in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang blamed on Islamic extremists in which 24 police and civilians were killed. 
Assad: We'll give up weapons because of Russia, not US

Assad: We'll give up weapons because of Russia, not US Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that Syria will put its chemical weapons arsenal under international control in response to a Russian proposal and not because of the threat of a U.S. military strike.
Japan hangs convicted murderer

Japan hangs convicted murderer Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

Japan hanged a 73-year-old man on Thursday, bringing to six the number of inmates executed since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe came to power in December.
Pakistan to release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar

Pakistan to release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

Pakistan to release top Afghan Taliban prisoner Baradar. The Pakistani government has said it will release the former second-in-command of the Taliban in another bid to further peace efforts with its Afghan neighbors.
200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars

200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return, the group behind an ambitious venture to colonise the inhospitable red planet says.
Syria says it accepts Russian chemical weapons proposal

Syria says it accepts Russian chemical weapons proposal Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

The Syrian government accepts a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control, according to Russia's Interfax news agency. 
Syria's President Assad denies responsibility for alleged chemical attack

Syria's President Assad denies responsibility for alleged chemical attack Mon, 09 Sep, 2013

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied that he was behind a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people and said evidence was not conclusive that there had been such an attack, CBS reported.
Putin ally Sobyanin wins Moscow mayor election

Putin ally Sobyanin wins Moscow mayor election Mon, 09 Sep, 2013

Kremlin ally Sergei Sobyanin has won a Moscow mayoral election, according to results released by electoral officials after a nearly complete vote count, but opposition leader Alexei Navalny claimed the results were falsified.
Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan

Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

An Indian woman author who wrote a popular memoir about her escape from the Taliban has been shot dead in Afghanistan's Paktika province by suspected Taliban militants, police said Thursday.
Iran vows to support Syria 'to the end,' but rules out sending arms, troops to Damascus

Iran vows to support Syria 'to the end,' but rules out sending arms, troops to Damascus Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

Allegations that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons last month are a "pretext" by the West to attack the country, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.
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.
Russian President Putin warns West on Syria action

Russian President Putin warns West on Syria action Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned America and its allies against taking one-sided action in Syria.
One woman per hour killed in India over dowry payments

One woman per hour killed in India over dowry payments Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

On average, one Indian woman every hour is killed in a dowry-related dispute, government data indicate.
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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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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