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Syria chemical weapons talks 'constructive,' Kerry says

Syria chemical weapons talks 'constructive,' Kerry says Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov say talks in Geneva on ending Syria's chemical weapons program could help revive efforts toward a political transition to end the civil war.
Three dead, thousands evacuated in Colorado flooding

Three dead, thousands evacuated in Colorado flooding Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Flooding in the western U.S. state of Colorado worsened Friday, with thousands of people in and around the city of Boulder forced to evacuate. 
Indian court sentences four men to death in fatal Delhi gang rape case

Indian court sentences four men to death in fatal Delhi gang rape case Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Four men were sentenced to death on Friday for fatally raping a young woman on a bus last December in an attack that triggered angry protests and widespread calls for the execution of her attackers.
Dozens feared dead in psychiatric hospital fire in Russia

Dozens feared dead in psychiatric hospital fire in Russia Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Up to 37 psychiatric patients and nursing staff are feared dead following a blaze at a mental hospital in north-west Russia this morning.
Twitter begins plans for Stock Market listing

Twitter begins plans for Stock Market listing Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Twitter has announced it has filed paperwork with US regulators ahead of a planned stock market flotation.
China sentences 3 to death over Xinjiang unrest

China sentences 3 to death over Xinjiang unrest Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

China has sentenced three men to death over a June attack in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang blamed on Islamic extremists in which 24 police and civilians were killed. 
Taliban attack US consulate in Afghanistan

Taliban attack US consulate in Afghanistan Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Militants launched an assault on the heavily guarded U.S. consulate in Herat, a city in western Afghanistan near the Iranian border.
NASA says Voyager 1 space probe has left Solar System

NASA says Voyager 1 space probe has left Solar System Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

NASA's Voyager 1 space probe has left the solar system, making it the first human-made object to journey into interstellar space. 
Fighting spreads as rebels besiege Philippine city

Fighting spreads as rebels besiege Philippine city Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

Philippine troops battled Muslim rebels on two fronts Thursday, after the insurgents attacked a second town near the southern port where they are holding scores of residents hostage.
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.

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