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Putin writes to Americans on US strike against Syria

Putin writes to Americans on US strike against Syria Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday against a U.S. strike on Syria, saying such action risked escalating the conflict beyond that country and unleashing terrorist attacks.
Japan hangs convicted murderer

Japan hangs convicted murderer Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

Japan hanged a 73-year-old man on Thursday, bringing to six the number of inmates executed since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe came to power in December.
North Korea may be restarting plutonium reactor

North Korea may be restarting plutonium reactor Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

North Korea may have restarted a nuclear reactor capable of producing enough plutonium to make one atomic bomb every year, a U.S. research institute said.
Iraq officials say blasts at Shiite mosque kill 39

Iraq officials say blasts at Shiite mosque kill 39 Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

A suicide bombing against a Shiite mosque as worshippers streamed out was the bloodiest of attacks across Iraq that left at least 39 people dead on Wednesday, officials said.
AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body in monkeys

AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body in monkeys Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Researchers in the US have reported significant progress in their development of a vaccine against HIV.
Syria hopes rise as Russia hands weapons plan to US

Syria hopes rise as Russia hands weapons plan to US Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Russia has now handed over to the US its plans for making Syria's chemical weapons safe, Russian media say.
Suicide bombings kill 11 Egyptian troops in Sinai

Suicide bombings kill 11 Egyptian troops in Sinai Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Twin car bomb blasts on Wednesday targeting Egypt's army killed at least eleven soldiers in the restive Sinai peninsula, where the military is battling Islamist militants, officials said. 
Afghanistan wins South Asian soccer title

Afghanistan wins South Asian soccer title Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Afghanistan have won their first international trophy in football, beating India 2-0 in the South Asian Football Federation Championship.
America marks the 12th anniversary of 9/11

America marks the 12th anniversary of 9/11 Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Americans on Wednesday marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in somber fashion, with ceremonies of remembrance in New York and Washington.
UN: Food waste costing global economy $750bn a year

UN: Food waste costing global economy $750bn a year Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

One third of the food produced worldwide is wasted, costing the global economy around $750 billion (570 billion euros) a year, a new report by the UN food agency said Wednesday. 
North and South Korea agree to reopen joint Kaesong industrial park

North and South Korea agree to reopen joint Kaesong industrial park Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

North and South Korea agreed Wednesday to reopen their Kaesong joint industrial park next week, five months after it was shut during soaring military tensions. Following a marathon negotiation session that went through the night, the two sides set a date of Sept. 16 for restarting the shuttered complex, the South's Unification Ministry said. 
Thousands clash with police in Turkey after protester dies

Thousands clash with police in Turkey after protester dies Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

Turkish police fired tear gas and plastic bullets at thousands of people who gathered in Istanbul Tuesday to protest the death of a 22-year-old demonstrator in southern Turkey.
Apple unveils new iPhones at cheaper price

Apple unveils new iPhones at cheaper price Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

Apple has unveiled two new iPhones, including a cheaper plastic version in bright colours and an updated high-end device with a fingerprint scanner.
Pakistan to release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar

Pakistan to release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

Pakistan to release top Afghan Taliban prisoner Baradar. The Pakistani government has said it will release the former second-in-command of the Taliban in another bid to further peace efforts with its Afghan neighbors.
200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars

200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return, the group behind an ambitious venture to colonise the inhospitable red planet says.

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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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