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Eight arrested in Britain over alleged Barclays theft

Eight arrested in Britain over alleged Barclays theft Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

British police say they have arrested eight men on suspicion of stealing 1.3 million pounds ($2 million) from a Barclays Bank branch by tapping into its computers. 
Super typhoon Usagi threatens Taiwan, Northern Philippines, China

Super typhoon Usagi threatens Taiwan, Northern Philippines, China Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

The Philippines, Taiwan and southern China are preparing for the arrival of a rapidly intensifying super typhoon.
JPMorgan to pay $920m fine in 'London whale' case

JPMorgan to pay $920m fine in 'London whale' case Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

The biggest U.S. bank, JPMorgan Chase, has agreed to pay $920 million in fines to American and British regulators for its "unsafe and unsound" monitoring of complex securities trading in its London office.
Russia's Putin may run for re-election in 2018

Russia's Putin may run for re-election in 2018 Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had not ruled out running for a fourth term in an election due in 2018. Putin, 60, made the remark in response to a question at a gathering with Russia experts and journalists.
South African police 'lied about killing 34 miners' during pay strikes

South African police 'lied about killing 34 miners' during pay strikes Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

An inquiry has found shocking evidence that South African police have lied and falsified documents to cover up the truth about their killing of 34 protestors at the Marikana platinum mine last year.

Obama touts gains in exports amid slowing growth Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

President Barack Obama says the United States sells more goods overseas than ever before and will continue to pass that record again this year.
Egypt security forces storm Kerdassah, police officer killed

Egypt security forces storm Kerdassah, police officer killed Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

A senior police officer was killed when Egyptian security forces stormed a village outside Cairo Thursday in the latest crackdown on militants, while unexploded bombs on the tracks briefly halted Cairo's metro.
US boxing legend Ken Norton dies at 70

US boxing legend Ken Norton dies at 70 Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

Ken Norton, the former heavyweight boxing champion who broke Muhammad Ali's jaw in a 1973 bout, died on Wednesday at an Arizona hospital at age 70, his manager said.
Protesters, police clash in anti-fascist protests around Greece

Protesters, police clash in anti-fascist protests around Greece Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Violent clashes broke out in several Greek cities Wednesday after a musician described as an anti-fascist activist was stabbed to death by a man who said he belonged to the far-right Golden Dawn party.
Russia says it has proof rebels behind deadly chemical attack in Syria

Russia says it has proof rebels behind deadly chemical attack in Syria Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Russia claims to have received evidence from the Syrian regime implicating rebels in a deadly poison gas attack, as divisions re-emerged between Moscow and the West after a landmark deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons.
Iran releases human rights lawyer, other prisoners

Iran releases human rights lawyer, other prisoners Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Iran has released several political prisoners this week, among them a prominent human rights lawyer, in the first sign that the moderate new government could ease the repressive policies of the past few years.
The immorality of Australia's prostitution laws

The immorality of Australia's prostitution laws Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Australia's handling of prostitution is often cited as a success model, particularly the framework adopted by the State of Victoria.
At least 16 dead in Venezuela prison clash

At least 16 dead in Venezuela prison clash Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

At least 16 people were killed in violent clashes between inmates at a Venezuelan prison, authorities and a non-governmental organization said on Tuesday. 
Woman survives 15 days trapped in well in China

Woman survives 15 days trapped in well in China Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

A Chinese woman has been found alive after becoming trapped at the bottom of an abandoned well for 15 days, living off raw corn cobs and rainwater, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday. 
Tony Abbott sworn in as Australia's new PM, orders scrapping of carbon tax

Tony Abbott sworn in as Australia's new PM, orders scrapping of carbon tax Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia's new prime minister on Wednesday, officially ending six years of Labor rule, with the conservative vowing to get straight down to business. 

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Barcelona terror attack

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

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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