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Ukraine capital hit by fresh protest violence

Ukraine capital hit by fresh protest violence Sat, 11 Jan, 2014

Clashes have erupted between riot police and protesters in Kiev, with several people injured, including members of the Ukrainian parliament taking part in the demonstration.
US deployed military advisers to Somalia, officials say

US deployed military advisers to Somalia, officials say Sat, 11 Jan, 2014

The U.S. military says it has established a small unit of military advisors in Somalia, the first time troops have been deployed to the country since the early 1990s.
Iran says nuclear talks find solutions

Iran says nuclear talks find solutions Sat, 11 Jan, 2014

Iran's deputy chief nuclear negotiator says talks with world powers on Tehran's nuclear program have concluded with solutions on all points of disagreement.
Central African Republic's interim president Michel Djotodia resigns

Central African Republic's interim president Michel Djotodia resigns Fri, 10 Jan, 2014

Regional leaders say the Central African Republic's interim president has agreed to resign, after months of chaos and deadly sectarian violence in his country.
Iran's Khamenei says nuclear talks show US enmity

Iran's Khamenei says nuclear talks show US enmity Thu, 09 Jan, 2014

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that nuclear negotiations with world powers had revealed U.S. “enmity” towards the Islamic state.
Pakistan court orders Pervez Musharraf to attend future court hearings

Pakistan court orders Pervez Musharraf to attend future court hearings Thu, 09 Jan, 2014

A Pakistani court has ordered ex-President Pervez Musharraf to appear in court next week to face treason charges, despite an illness that kept him from showing up at a previous hearing.
S. Sudan talks stall again over political prisoners

S. Sudan talks stall again over political prisoners Thu, 09 Jan, 2014

Peace talks have stalled, a rebel commander is claiming big victories against the government, and Uganda is sending in more military troops and hardware. 
First H5N1 bird flu death in North America confirmed in Canada

First H5N1 bird flu death in North America confirmed in Canada Thu, 09 Jan, 2014

Canadian health authorities say the first avian flu death in North America, in the western plains province of Alberta, of a patient who had just returned from China. 
Morsi's trial delayed in Egypt due to bad weather

Morsi's trial delayed in Egypt due to bad weather Wed, 08 Jan, 2014

Deposed Egyptian president was due to stand trial for the incitement of violence relating to the deaths of protesters.
Syrian chemical weapons transfer begins

Syrian chemical weapons transfer begins Wed, 08 Jan, 2014

Syria has started moving chemical weapons materials out of the country in a crucial phase of an internationally backed disarmament programme that has been delayed by war and technical problems.
US sends troops and tanks to South Korea

US sends troops and tanks to South Korea Wed, 08 Jan, 2014

The Pentagon has announced the deployment of an additional 800 troops to South Korea, along with combat tanks and other military hardware, as Washington seeks to counter any regional threats from North Korea.
Former Miss Venezuela and British ex-husband shot dead by robbers

Former Miss Venezuela and British ex-husband shot dead by robbers Wed, 08 Jan, 2014

A former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband have been shot dead in front of their 5-year-old daughter as they resisted robbers by locking the doors of their broken-down car. 
Robert Gates says Barack Obama lost faith in US strategy in Afghanistan

Robert Gates says Barack Obama lost faith in US strategy in Afghanistan Wed, 08 Jan, 2014

A new book by former U.S. secretary of defense Robert Gates describes President Barack Obama as "a man of personal integrity" who nonetheless was skeptical of his own dministration's "surge" strategy in Afghanistan and openly distrustful of the military leadership.
US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as US Federal Reserve chief

US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as US Federal Reserve chief Tue, 07 Jan, 2014

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Janet Yellen as the new chair of the country's central bank, making her one of the most powerful figures in world economic circles.
Deadly car bombs strikes hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu

Deadly car bombs strikes hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu Thu, 02 Jan, 2014

Three car bombs have killed at least eight people outside a major hotel used by foreigners in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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