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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.
Obama nominates Janet Yellen as Fed chief

Obama nominates Janet Yellen as Fed chief Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

US President Barack Obama has officially nominated Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank.
3 US scientists win 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry

3 US scientists win 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

Three U.S. scientists won the Nobel Prize for chemistry on Wednesday for pioneering work on computer programs that simulate complex chemical processes and have accelerated progress in areas from drugs to solar energy.
Pakistan's former President Musharraf gets bail

Pakistan's former President Musharraf gets bail Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

Pakistan's top court on Wednesday granted bail to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the death of a rebel leader, his lawyers said, bringing closer his possible release after nearly six months of house arrest. 
EU announces 30 million to help refugees in Italy

EU announces 30 million to help refugees in Italy Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

The head of the European Commission announced Wednesday during a visit to Lampedusa that Italy would receive an additional 30 million euros ($40 million) in EU funds to help receive and settle refugees, after the sinking of a migrant boat off the Sicilian island killed at least 275 people.
Bangladesh garment factory fire kills at least 10

Bangladesh garment factory fire kills at least 10 Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

As many as 10 people are dead after a fire at a garment factory on Tuesday evening in the Bangladeshi town of Gazipur, 25 miles north of the capital Dhaka, emergency officials said. 
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