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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.
US court martial sentences Fort Hood shooter to death

US court martial sentences Fort Hood shooter to death Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

A US military jury has sentenced former army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan to death by lethal injection for killing 13 people in a 2009 shooting ramA US military jury has sentenced former army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan to death by lethal injection for killing 13 people in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.page at Fort Hood, Texas.
US marks 50 years since Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech

US marks 50 years since Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama has linked the ongoing struggle for economic equality in America with the goals of the 1963 March on Washington, in a speech marking its 50th anniversary.
UN helicopters attack M23 rebels in eastern Congo

UN helicopters attack M23 rebels in eastern Congo Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

United Nations helicopters have fired on rebels fighting Congolese troops just outside the city of Goma, ratcheting up the UN's role in the Democratic Republic of Congo's current conflict, officials said.
Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast

Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

A virus that is similar to measles in humans is suspected of killing hundreds of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins since July, US officials said Tuesday. 
UN inspectors resume Syria chemical weapons probe

UN inspectors resume Syria chemical weapons probe Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

Two days after their convoy was shot at by unidentified snipers, UN arms inspectors resumed their probe into Syria chemical weapons attack on Wednesday.
Attacks kill at least 51 people in Iraq

Attacks kill at least 51 people in Iraq Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

At least 51 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bombings and attacks in and around Baghdad.
New York Times, Twitter hacked by a group called 'Syrian Electronic Army'

New York Times, Twitter hacked by a group called 'Syrian Electronic Army' Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

Media companies including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post lost control of some of their websites after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian internet company that manages many major site addresses.
Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate

Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Fears of an escalating conflict in Syria rippled across financial markets on Tuesday, sinking stocks, lifting gold and pushing the price of oil to the highest in a year and a half. 
Two suspected Boko Haram attacks kill 24 in Nigeria

Two suspected Boko Haram attacks kill 24 in Nigeria Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Two attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed 24 people in Nigeria's northeast in the latest violence believed to be in revenge against vigilantes, residents and officials said Tuesday.
Date set for Gaddafi's son trial

Date set for Gaddafi's son trial Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

The son and the spy chief of the dead Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been charged with murder in relation to Libya's 2011 civil war and will stand trial next month.
Gunmen assassinate top security official in Russia's Caucasus

Gunmen assassinate top security official in Russia's Caucasus Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Unidentified gunmen have killed a top security official in Russia's restive North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia.
Taliban shoot dead aid workers in Afghanistan

Taliban shoot dead aid workers in Afghanistan Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Afghan officials say insurgents have shot and killed 12 civilians, including six aid workers working on government projects, in two separate incidents. 
Teenager dies of bubonic plague after eating infected barbecued meat

Teenager dies of bubonic plague after eating infected barbecued meat Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

A Kyrgyzstan boy died from bubonic plague nine days after eating barbecued marmot, a health official said, giving assurances "there will be no plague epidemic."
Brazil's foreign minister resigns amid row with Bolivia

Brazil's foreign minister resigns amid row with Bolivia Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Brazil's foreign minister resigned Monday over rising tensions with La Paz after Brazilian diplomats spirited away a Bolivian opposition senator wanted for corruption.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

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Barcelona terror attack

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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