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Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan

Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

An Indian woman author who wrote a popular memoir about her escape from the Taliban has been shot dead in Afghanistan's Paktika province by suspected Taliban militants, police said Thursday.
Iran vows to support Syria 'to the end,' but rules out sending arms, troops to Damascus

Iran vows to support Syria 'to the end,' but rules out sending arms, troops to Damascus Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

Allegations that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons last month are a "pretext" by the West to attack the country, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.
Kenya parliament holds emergency debate on ICC pull-out

Kenya parliament holds emergency debate on ICC pull-out Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

Kenya's parliament began action Thursday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, just before the country's president and deputy president face trial at The Hague for allegedly inciting postelection violence.

Nordic countries pledge $750 million to the Global Fund Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria strongly welcomed a pledge of US$750 million by Nordic countries, a highly significant contribution to defeating these three infectious diseases.
Syria's war overshadows economic battles as Obama, world leaders meet for G20 summit

Syria's war overshadows economic battles as Obama, world leaders meet for G20 summit Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

The rift over Syria could overshadow a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and developing economies in St. Petersburg at which global leaders want to forge a united front on growth, trade, banking transparency and fighting tax evasion.
Egypt's interior minister survives assassination attempt

Egypt's interior minister survives assassination attempt Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

Egypt's interior minister survived an assassination attempt on Thursday when a car bomb exploded near his convoy, the security forces say.
IMF approves $6.7 bn loan for Pakistan

IMF approves $6.7 bn loan for Pakistan Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

The International Monetary Fund's board approved a $6.7 billion loan package for Pakistan on Wednesday to help the nation revive its ailing economy. 
Chinese official jailed for smiling at accident

Chinese official jailed for smiling at accident Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

A work safety official in China, seen "smiling" at the scene of a multiple-fatality accident, Thursday was sentenced to 14 years in prison for bribe-taking.
U.S. soldier Manning seeks presidential pardon in WikiLeaks case

U.S. soldier Manning seeks presidential pardon in WikiLeaks case Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

The U.S. soldier convicted of providing secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of classified materials in the nation's history has asked for a presidential pardon, supporters said on Wednesday. 
Femen presents documentary on topless movement at Venice

Femen presents documentary on topless movement at Venice Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

A new documentary about the Femen topless activists shown in Venice has revealed that the feminist group was founded by a man.
New Malian president Keita takes office

New Malian president Keita takes office Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was sworn in on Wednesday as Mali's new president after winning a landslide victory in elections called to turn the page on months of political chaos and conflict.
US, world's credibility at stake in Syria response, Obama says

US, world's credibility at stake in Syria response, Obama says Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama has said the world had set a red line over the "abhorrent use of chemical weapons", and that the credibility of the US and international community was at stake over its response to Syria.
Russian President Putin warns West on Syria action

Russian President Putin warns West on Syria action Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned America and its allies against taking one-sided action in Syria.
Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in jail cell

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in jail cell Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

Ariel Castro, sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for abducting and raping three Cleveland women over a decade, has died of an apparent suicide, officials said.
Egypt Brotherhood members sentenced to life

Egypt Brotherhood members sentenced to life Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced 11 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison after accusing them of "aggression" against the army in the city of Suez last month. 

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