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Clashes in Central African Republic kill at least 10 Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

A clash in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, caused dozens of casualties including 10 people killed between the Seleka coalition and supporters of toppled president Francois Bozize, local sources reported on Wednesday.

Facebook aims to get the world online Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Facebook wants to get more of the world's 7 billion people online through a partnership with Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson and other large mobile technology companies.
Jazz legend Marian McPartland dies at age 95

Jazz legend Marian McPartland dies at age 95 Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Marian McPartland, a world-renowned jazz pianist and host of an internationally syndicated National Public Radio show for more than 40 years, has died at age 95. 
Pakistan accuses Indian troops of killing soldier

Pakistan accuses Indian troops of killing soldier Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Pakistan accuses Indian forces of killing an army officer and seriously wounding another along their de-facto border dividing the disputed Kashmir. 
US soldier Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

US soldier Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

A military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks. Manning was sentenced Wednesday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.
Egypt court orders Hosni Mubarak release from jail

Egypt court orders Hosni Mubarak release from jail Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Egypt's former hardline President Hosni Mubarak was ordered released from prison on Wednesday, a move that could potentially stir further unrest in the country riven by political turmoil and violence.
Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead

Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Australian doctors at the MonashHeart Medical Center in Melbourne have brought back to life a woman Vanessa Tanasio, who was clinically dead for 42 minutes. 
Egyptian authorities arrest 2 Islamist figures

Egyptian authorities arrest 2 Islamist figures Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Egyptian authorities on Wednesday arrested two more Islamist figures: a top ally of the Muslim Brotherhood as he reportedly tried to flee to neighboring Libya disguised as a woman, and a spokesman for the Islamist group on his way to catch a flight out of the country.
Activists, rebels claim Syria chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds

Activists, rebels claim Syria chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Syrian activists accused forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday of using chemical agents during the heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas around Damascus. 
Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami

Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Tropical Storm Trami was centered 210 kilometers east of Taipei as of 11 a.m. Wednesday and was expected to dump at least 350 mm of rain in most parts of Taiwan between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident'

Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident' Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Japan has raised the severity of the latest leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, now describing it as a "serious radiation incident"
Israelis and Palestinians reportedly talk again

Israelis and Palestinians reportedly talk again Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Diplomatic sources reveal that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met secretly in Jerusalem, a week after US-brokered peace talks were relaunched in the Holy City. 
Egypt's ElBaradei faces court for 'betrayal of trust'

Egypt's ElBaradei faces court for 'betrayal of trust' Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Ex-Vice President ElBaradei was given a court date of September 19 to face a law suit filed in response to his sudden resignation, according to judicial sources on Tuesday.
US crime writer Elmore Leonard dead at 87

US crime writer Elmore Leonard dead at 87 Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Legendary American crime novelist Elmore Leonard, who wrote countless best sellers and had his work adapted for both the small and big screens, has died. He was 87.
Zimbabwe constitutional court rules election 'fair'

Zimbabwe constitutional court rules election 'fair' Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe's highest court has ruled the July 31 election was free and fair, a move that clears the way for President Robert Mugabe's inauguration on Thursday.

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Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

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UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

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