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Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

Nelson Mandela dies at age 95 Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection. He was 95.
Israel announces new settlement plans in East Jerusalem

Israel announces new settlement plans in East Jerusalem Thu, 31 Oct, 2013

Israel has announced plans to build new homes in East Jerusalem, angering Palestinians. 

Lebanese and Turkish hostages freed after rare Syrian co-operation

Lebanese and Turkish hostages freed after rare Syrian co-operation Sun, 20 Oct, 2013

Two kidnapped Turkish pilots arrived in Istanbul after leaving Lebanon on Saturday and nine Lebanese hostages freed from Syria landed in Beirut, completing a hostage exchange after months of uncertainty.
Brahimi pushes for Syria peace talks on Cairo visit

Brahimi pushes for Syria peace talks on Cairo visit Sun, 20 Oct, 2013

The U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria is in Cairo as part of a regional tour aimed at garnering support for a peace conference in Geneva next month.
Ex Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi gets political ban

Ex Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi gets political ban Sun, 20 Oct, 2013

An Italian court has ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, convicted of tax fraud, should be barred from holding public office for two years.
Maldives police stop presidential election

Maldives police stop presidential election Sat, 19 Oct, 2013

Police in the Maldives have forced the postponement of the re-run of the presidential poll, declaring the vote illegal and blocking ballot papers from leaving the offices of the Elections Commission.
Al-Shabaab suicide bomber attacks restaurant in Somalia

Al-Shabaab suicide bomber attacks restaurant in Somalia Sat, 19 Oct, 2013

The Shabab militant group in Somalia claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Saturday that killed at least 13 people at a restaurant popular with Ethiopian and Somali troops in the town of Baladweyne in central Somalia.
Battles rage around Syria chemical weapons sites

Battles rage around Syria chemical weapons sites Fri, 11 Oct, 2013

International inspectors in Syria have visited three of the 20 sites linked to the country's chemical weapons programme, as anti-government activist groups claim regime warplanes have hit several cities in their continuing campaign.
Fire at Japan hospital kills 10, injures several more

Fire at Japan hospital kills 10, injures several more Fri, 11 Oct, 2013

A fire broke out at a Japanese hospital early Friday, killing 10 people, the police said.
Malawi president dissolves cabinet in response to graft scandal

Malawi president dissolves cabinet in response to graft scandal Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Malawi President Joyce Banda dissolved the cabinet on Thursday after police arrested several junior officials in her government in recent weeks on suspicion of stealing state funds. 
42 executed in Iraq over terror charges

42 executed in Iraq over terror charges Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Iraq has hanged 42 prisoners convicted of terrorism-related charges, including a woman, the Justice Ministry said Thursday, in Baghdad's latest use of capital punishment despite international appeals to have it abolished.
Pakistan rearrests ex-president Musharraf over Red Mosque deaths

Pakistan rearrests ex-president Musharraf over Red Mosque deaths Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Pakistani police have re-arrested former president Pervez Musharraf over the raid of an Islamabad mosque in 2007. 
Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013 Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Alice Munro won Nobel Prize 2013 in literature and became the first Canadian woman to take the Nobel Prize since its launch in 1901.
Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai wins EU's Sakharov rights prize

Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai wins EU's Sakharov rights prize Thu, 10 Oct, 2013


Pakistan's teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for fighting for girls' rights to education, on Thursday was awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan freed after kidnap

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan freed after kidnap Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been released hours after being seized by militiamen, the government says.
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