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Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban fighters

Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban fighters Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

Pakistan on Saturday announced the release of seven senior Afghan Taliban figures to help the peace process in war-torn neighbour Afghanistan, the foreign ministry said.
NASA sends unmanned rocket to the moon

NASA sends unmanned rocket to the moon Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

An unmanned Minotaur 5 rocket blasted off from the Virginia coast on Friday to send a small NASA science satellite on its way to the moon, officials said.
Obama returns to US to face Congress battle over Syria

Obama returns to US to face Congress battle over Syria Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Washington Friday night after discussing Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit. 
Australia votes with Abbott set for landslide win

Australia votes with Abbott set for landslide win Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Australians are voting Saturday in national elections that are expected to return conservatives to power and end the Labor Party's six-year government leadership.
Hitler's last bodyguard Rochus Misch dies aged 96

Hitler's last bodyguard Rochus Misch dies aged 96 Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

The last surviving bodyguard of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler has died in Germany at the age of 96. 
Syria rebels withdraw from Christian town

Syria rebels withdraw from Christian town Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Syrian rebel fighters withdrew on Thursday after briefly capturing a historic Christian town in the center of the country as part of a campaign to take control of strategic mountains near Damascus, opposition sources said. 
Cyprus parliament narrowly approves bailout condition

Cyprus parliament narrowly approves bailout condition Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

The Parliament of Cyprus on Friday approved key legislation bringing its cooperative banks under the direct supervision of the central bank, narrowly avoiding a rejection which would have placed a 10-billion-euro bailout program in jeopardy.
Employers add 169,000 jobs; US unemployment rate drops to 7.3 pct.

Employers add 169,000 jobs; US unemployment rate drops to 7.3 pct. Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

US employers added 169,000 jobs in August and many fewer in July than previously thought. 
Google asks federal judge to dismiss Gmail scanning lawsuit

Google asks federal judge to dismiss Gmail scanning lawsuit Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Google's attorneys say their practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice. 
World powers remain divided over Syrian action at G20

World powers remain divided over Syrian action at G20 Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

G20 leaders remain divided over the Syrian conflict as they enter the final day of their Russian summit.
Thai rubber farmers, police clash as crisis deepens

Thai rubber farmers, police clash as crisis deepens Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Rubber farmers clashed with security forces in southern Thailand as protesters torched cars and police fired tear gas in the latest unrest to shake the politically turbulent kingdom, officials said Friday.

Suspected US drone strike kills 7 militants in Pakistan Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Pakistan intelligence officials say a pair of missiles launched by a U.S. drone hit a militant hideout near the Afghan border and killed seven suspected militants. 
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.
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