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Taliban attack kills 17 people in Afghanistan

Taliban attack kills 17 people in Afghanistan Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Taliban militants attacked a road construction company in Afghan western province of Herat, 640 km west of Kabul, leaving 17 people dead Saturday, officials said Saturday.
82 child soldiers rescued in southeastern Congo, UN says

82 child soldiers rescued in southeastern Congo, UN says Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that 82 children - some as young as eight - have been rescued from an armed group and are being reunited with their families.
26 dead as Philippines ferry carrying 870 sinks

26 dead as Philippines ferry carrying 870 sinks Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

At least 26 people are now confirmed dead after a ferry with nearly 870 people on board sank near the central Philippine port city of Cebu.
Egypt's 'day of rage' leaves 95 people killed, hundreds injured

Egypt's 'day of rage' leaves 95 people killed, hundreds injured Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Scores of people have been killed in Egypt as a "day of rage" called by opponents of the country's military-backed leadership turned to bloodshed with security forces opening fire to foil what they described as a "brutal terrorist plot".
Saudi man beheaded for torturing his wife to death

Saudi man beheaded for torturing his wife to death Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Saudi Arabian authorities have beheaded a man convicted of beating and torturing his wife to death, in the first execution since the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, state media said.
Vietnam frees student activist in rare appeal ruling

Vietnam frees student activist in rare appeal ruling Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

A Vietnam appeals court on Friday halved the eight-year jail term of a dissident and cut the six-year term of another to three years of house arrest, sources familiar with the verdict said, in a rare step welcomed by human rights activists.
6.5-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

6.5-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has jolted New Zealand's capital, halting air and rail services, but there have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Nigeria says army killed Boko Haram's second-in-command

Nigeria says army killed Boko Haram's second-in-command Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

The Nigerian military has killed the second-in-command of Islamic terror group Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in the oil-rich nation for years. 
US scientists discover new mammal species

US scientists discover new mammal species Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

US scientists announced Thursday the rare discovery of a new carnivorous mammal that lives in the trees of the Andes mountains in South America.
Iraq car bombs kill at least 23 across Baghdad

Iraq car bombs kill at least 23 across Baghdad Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Multiple car bombs have exploded in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens of others.
China braces for Typhoon Utor

China braces for Typhoon Utor Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Southern China is bracing itself for the arrival of Typhoon Utor - which has already hit the Philippines and Hong Kong.
Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit as PM Abe sends offering

Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit as PM Abe sends offering Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial shrine dedicated to Japan's war dead Thursday, the anniversary of the nation's surrender in World War II.
Eurozone climbs out of longest ever recession

Eurozone climbs out of longest ever recession Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Europe's economy is showing signs of recovery for the first time since 2011, ending for now the Eurozone's longest recorded recession, according to figures released Wednesday by the European Commission. 
Two Koreas agree to re-open joint industrial park

Two Koreas agree to re-open joint industrial park Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

North and South Korea have agreed to reopen a jointly operated industrial park that was closed in April, a joint statement said.
Opposition plans mass protests in Bahrain

Opposition plans mass protests in Bahrain Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Anti-government activists in Bahrain are calling for protests Wednesday to push for greater democracy, despite a new ban on large demonstrations in the country.

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