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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. 
New IOC President goes to work

New IOC President goes to work Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Thomas Bach has spent his first day at IOC headquarters as the new president, reviewing preparations for the Sochi Olympics with predecessor Jacques Rogge and meeting with staff. 
Austria gunman kills 4 in ongoing standoff

Austria gunman kills 4 in ongoing standoff Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

A gunman in Austria killed four people, including three police officers, and was firing sporadically Tuesday at police after barricading himself in a farm building, police officials said.
Car bomb hits Syria-Turkey border crossing

Car bomb hits Syria-Turkey border crossing Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

At least one person was killed Tuesday when a large bomb went off on the Syrian side of the country's border with Turkey, reports said.
US Navy gunman had serious mental health issues

US Navy gunman had serious mental health issues Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Washington authorities questioned on Tuesday how a U.S. military veteran with a history of violence and mental problems could have gotten clearance to enter a Navy base where he killed 12 people before police shot him dead.
Bangladesh court imposes death sentence on Islamic leader for war crime

Bangladesh court imposes death sentence on Islamic leader for war crime Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has sentenced a leader of an opposition political party to death for committing crimes against humanity during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
South Korean troops shoot, kill man trying to cross to North Korea

South Korean troops shoot, kill man trying to cross to North Korea Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

A South Korean man who was shot dead while trying to swim across a border river had sought refugee protection in Japan before making a rare attempt to defect to the North, a senior military official said Tuesday.
Obama clears way for chemical weapons aid to Syria

Obama clears way for chemical weapons aid to Syria Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday signed a presidential determination allowing non-lethal assistance — including special equipment to help neutralize chemical weapons — to be sent to Syria.
Costa Concordia ship's hull pulled off Italian reef

Costa Concordia ship's hull pulled off Italian reef Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

The Costa Concordia's hull was removed Monday from the Italian reef it had been stuck to since it capsized last January.
EU pledges 650 million euros to back Somalia reconstruction plan

EU pledges 650 million euros to back Somalia reconstruction plan Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

The European Union pledged an additional 650 million euros ($862 million) in aid for Somalia on Monday to back a three-year reconstruction plan aimed at building on fragile security gains in the country. 
Miss World organiser lashes out at government

Miss World organiser lashes out at government Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

The billionaire media mogul who brought Miss World to Indonesia lashed out at the government on Monday for bowing to Muslim hardline pressure by moving the entire beauty pageant to Bali.
13 dead in US naval base shooting

13 dead in US naval base shooting Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

At least 13 people including a gunman have been killed and a police officer wounded in a mass shooting at a US Navy yard in Washington, DC, just three kilometres from the Capitol Building, and police are hunting for one other possible suspect.
France, Britain, US want 'strong' UN Syria resolution

France, Britain, US want 'strong' UN Syria resolution Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

The foreign ministers of the United States, France and Britain on Monday said they would push for a "strong and robust" UN resolution to implement a US-Russian accord on dismantling Syria's chemical weapons
Afghanistan's top female police officer dies after shooting

Afghanistan's top female police officer dies after shooting Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

Afghan officials say a top policewoman in the country's south has died from gunshot wounds inflicted by unknown attackers, months after her predecessor was slain.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

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The European Commission's Strategy for the Western Balkans

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