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Dozens killed by car bombs across Iraqi capital

Dozens killed by car bombs across Iraqi capital Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

At least 56 people were killed and more than 170 others were wounded Tuesday when nine car bombs exploded in largely Shiite areas in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, police said. 
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.
Explosion near Turkish-Syrian border kills six

Explosion near Turkish-Syrian border kills six Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

An explosion on the border between Turkey's southern province of Hatay and Syria killed six people on Tuesday, Turkish media said, but there were conflicting reports about the cause and exact location of the blast.
Ex-spy chief's daughter kidnapped in Libya

Ex-spy chief's daughter kidnapped in Libya Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

Gunmen kidnapped the daughter of Libya's former spy chief Abdullah Senussi as she left a Tripoli jail after serving out a prison sentence, Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani said on Tuesday.
Microsoft to buy Nokia devices unit

Microsoft to buy Nokia devices unit Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

Microsoft agrees to buy Nokia's mobile phone unit and gains access to its patents and mapping services for 5.4bn euros ($7.2bn). 
Basketball star visits North Korea

Basketball star visits North Korea Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman landed Tuesday in North Korea for what he called a trip to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a good time and bridge some cultural gaps — but not to be a diplomat. 
Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks

Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The Japanese government on Tuesday said it would spend the equivalent of $470 million to try to tackle the toxic water crisis at the country's crippled nuclear power plant. 
China fires official in oil giant corruption probe

China fires official in oil giant corruption probe Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The Communist Party in China has fired the head of a body that oversees major state-owned companies and who is being investigated for corruption probably linked to the country's biggest oil company.
France accuses Syria of 'massive use of chemical agents'

France accuses Syria of 'massive use of chemical agents' Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

A French intelligence report on Monday alleged that the Syrian regime launched an attack on Aug. 21 that involved a "massive use of chemical agents" and could carry out similar strikes in the future. 
Vodafone agrees $130bn sales of Verizon Wireless stake

Vodafone agrees $130bn sales of Verizon Wireless stake Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

Vodafone has confirmed it has sold its 45% share in Verizon Wireless to US operator Verizon for $130bn.
Brazil summons US ambassador over spying allegations

Brazil summons US ambassador over spying allegations Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

The US ambassador to Brazil was summoned by authorities Monday over new allegations that the US National Security Agency spied on President Dilma Rousseff, an official said.
US reportedly spied on Brazil, Mexico presidents

US reportedly spied on Brazil, Mexico presidents Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

The US National Security Agency spied on communications between the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, accessing the Mexico leader's emails before he was elected, Brazil's Globo television reported.
Diana Nyad near end of Cuba to Florida attempt

Diana Nyad near end of Cuba to Florida attempt Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is approaching Florida, on her fifth attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba without a shark cage.
Palestinian girl, 16, becomes youngest minister in the world

Palestinian girl, 16, becomes youngest minister in the world Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

Exactly the same day she turned 16 years old, a Palestinian girl called Bashaer Othman became the youngest minister in the world. On Thursday she directed the Local Administration Ministry in the West Bank, even if only for a day, when the minister responsible, Ehab Besaisso, visited her village.
Afghan Taliban attack US base near Pakistan border

Afghan Taliban attack US base near Pakistan border Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

A group of suicide bombers attacked a U.S. base in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday morning, leading to multiple explosions, a gunfight and the closure of a key road used by NATO supply trucks, officials said.

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