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Egypt court orders Hosni Mubarak release from jail

Egypt court orders Hosni Mubarak release from jail Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Egypt's former hardline President Hosni Mubarak was ordered released from prison on Wednesday, a move that could potentially stir further unrest in the country riven by political turmoil and violence.
Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead

Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Australian doctors at the MonashHeart Medical Center in Melbourne have brought back to life a woman Vanessa Tanasio, who was clinically dead for 42 minutes. 
Egyptian authorities arrest 2 Islamist figures

Egyptian authorities arrest 2 Islamist figures Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Egyptian authorities on Wednesday arrested two more Islamist figures: a top ally of the Muslim Brotherhood as he reportedly tried to flee to neighboring Libya disguised as a woman, and a spokesman for the Islamist group on his way to catch a flight out of the country.
Activists, rebels claim Syria chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds

Activists, rebels claim Syria chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Syrian activists accused forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday of using chemical agents during the heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas around Damascus. 
Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami

Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Tropical Storm Trami was centered 210 kilometers east of Taipei as of 11 a.m. Wednesday and was expected to dump at least 350 mm of rain in most parts of Taiwan between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident'

Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident' Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Japan has raised the severity of the latest leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, now describing it as a "serious radiation incident"
Israelis and Palestinians reportedly talk again

Israelis and Palestinians reportedly talk again Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Diplomatic sources reveal that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met secretly in Jerusalem, a week after US-brokered peace talks were relaunched in the Holy City. 
Egypt's ElBaradei faces court for 'betrayal of trust'

Egypt's ElBaradei faces court for 'betrayal of trust' Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Ex-Vice President ElBaradei was given a court date of September 19 to face a law suit filed in response to his sudden resignation, according to judicial sources on Tuesday.
US crime writer Elmore Leonard dead at 87

US crime writer Elmore Leonard dead at 87 Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Legendary American crime novelist Elmore Leonard, who wrote countless best sellers and had his work adapted for both the small and big screens, has died. He was 87.
Zimbabwe constitutional court rules election 'fair'

Zimbabwe constitutional court rules election 'fair' Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe's highest court has ruled the July 31 election was free and fair, a move that clears the way for President Robert Mugabe's inauguration on Thursday.
Ecuadorian president threatens to force papers to go digital

Ecuadorian president threatens to force papers to go digital Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Ecuador President Rafael Correa has suggested he might try to eliminate print newspapers in the country and force them to go all-digital as a way to save paper.
Syria Kurds, jihadists in fresh battles

Syria Kurds, jihadists in fresh battles Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Fresh fighting has broken out between Kurdish fighters and al-Qaida-linked rebels in northern Syria, where clashes between the two sides have forced tens of thousands of people to flee into neighboring Iraq.
British authorities say detention of reporter's partner 'legally sound'

British authorities say detention of reporter's partner 'legally sound' Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

London police said the detention of the Brazilian partner of a journalist who broke news on U.S. surveillance programs was “legally and procedurally sound,” as Brazil called it unjustified. 
Radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant has said that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there — its worst leak yet from one of the vessels. 
Heavy rains, floods batter Philippines

Heavy rains, floods batter Philippines Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Heavy monsoon rains are pounding the Philippine capital Manila and surrounding areas for a second straight day, flooding streets and shutting down financial markets and government offices.

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