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Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic abuse

Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic abuse Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Saudi Arabia has adopted a law that criminalises domestic violence, usually targeting women and children, in a decision hailed by activists.
EU and eurozone jobless rate remain steady

EU and eurozone jobless rate remain steady Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

The unemployment rate for the eurozone stood at 12.1 percent in July, the same as the previous month and also the highest since such statistics were first publicised in 1995, European Union (EU) statistics office said Friday.
Rwanda accuses DR Congo of bombing its territory

Rwanda accuses DR Congo of bombing its territory Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Rwanda accused the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday of shelling Rwandan territory and killing a woman, saying such "provocation" could no longer be tolerated.
US still seeking international coalition against Syria

US still seeking international coalition against Syria Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

The United States is still seeking an "international coalition" in response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, despite a vote against military action by British MPs, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday. 
Wed gay couples win U.S. marriage tax benefits nationwide

Wed gay couples win U.S. marriage tax benefits nationwide Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

All married, same-sex couples in the U.S. will receive federal tax benefits previously given to just heterosexual couples, the Obama administration said on Thursday.
UN meets to discuss resolution on Syria action

UN meets to discuss resolution on Syria action Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

The permanent members of the United Nations Security Council made no comment after meeting to discuss a British resolution calling for international military action in Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack.
NFL, ex-players agree to $765M settlement in concussions suit

NFL, ex-players agree to $765M settlement in concussions suit Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

The U.S. National Football League has agreed to a $765 million settlement with thousands of former players who sued the league for negligence involving concussion injuries.
Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member Beltagi

Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member Beltagi Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Egyptian police arrested senior Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed al-Beltagi and a former Islamist government minister on Thursday, the interior ministry said.
Australia police arrest five over people-smuggling

Australia police arrest five over people-smuggling Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Australian police have arrested five men they say facilitated dozens of dangerous sea voyages for asylum seekers, in a nationwide raid authorities say could help reduce people smuggling into Australia. 
Pakistan retrial for doctor who helped find bin Laden

Pakistan retrial for doctor who helped find bin Laden Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

The Pakistani doctor jailed for 33 years after helping the CIA find Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had his sentence overturned on Thursday and faces a retrial, officials said.
41 killed in major Kenyan road accident

41 killed in major Kenyan road accident Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

At least 41 people have been killed and 33 others injured in a bus crash west of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police and Kenyan Red Cross officials say. 
U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in Q2

U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in Q2 Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

The US economy grew much faster than originally estimated in the second quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, boosting the case for the Federal Reserve to begin cutting back stimulus.
Indian police arrest key terror suspect

Indian police arrest key terror suspect Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Indian intelligence agencies have arrested one of the leaders of a domestic terror group blamed for a series of bombings in the nation's cities, a top government official said Thursday.
Colombia says ready to negotiate peace with ELN rebels

Colombia says ready to negotiate peace with ELN rebels Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Colombia said it was ready to start negotiating with its second-largest rebel army, potentially broadening a peace process aimed at ending Latin America's oldest insurgency.
Life on Earth ‘may have begun on Mars’

Life on Earth ‘may have begun on Mars’ Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Life on Earth may have started on Mars and been blasted onto our planet by meteorites or volcanic eruptions, a major scientific conference has heard.

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