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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.
Indian submarine sinks with 18 on board

Indian submarine sinks with 18 on board Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

The Indian defense minister says there were fatalities when a diesel-powered navy submarine caught fire and sank early Wednesday, trapping as many as 18 sailors.
Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Utor

Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Utor Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

A typhoon lashed Hong Kong with wind and rain, closing down the bustling Asian financial center Wednesday before sweeping toward mainland China.
US sues to stop US Airways, American Airlines merger

US sues to stop US Airways, American Airlines merger Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced it has filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines. 

Czech cabinet resigns after political deadlock

Czech cabinet resigns after political deadlock Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

The Czech cabinet led by Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok on Tuesday submitted its resignation to President Milos Zeman after it failed to win a vote of confidence in parliament last Wednesday.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election, after his opponent Soumalia Cisse conceded defeat late on Monday, avoiding a protracted legal battle over the outcome. 
New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China

New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

A Chinese man infected with the deadly H7N9 avian influenza died of multiple organ failure, taking the number of deaths due to the new type of bird flu to 44 in the country. 
China sentences two to death over Xinjiang unrest

China sentences two to death over Xinjiang unrest Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

A court in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Monday sentenced two men to death and another three to prison for taking part in a violent attack that happened on April 23. 
Top Shining Path rebels believed killed in Peru

Top Shining Path rebels believed killed in Peru Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Three senior leaders of the Shining Path guerrilla group were killed in a clash with Peru's security forces, President Ollanta Humala said Monday. 
Israel names 26 Palestinian prisoners for release before peace talks

Israel names 26 Palestinian prisoners for release before peace talks Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

The Israeli government has published the names of twenty-six Palestinian prisoners to be released on Tuesday as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that led to a relaunch of Mideast peace negotiations.
Boston gangster 'Whitey' Bulger found guilty of gangland killings

Boston gangster 'Whitey' Bulger found guilty of gangland killings Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

A federal jury in Boston reached a verdict Monday in the 32-count indictment against reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Massachusetts. 

BlackBerry may put itself up for sale Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker. 
Dutch Prince Friso dies after months in coma caused by ski accident

Dutch Prince Friso dies after months in coma caused by ski accident Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Dutch Prince Johan Friso, who went into a coma following a skiing accident in February, 2012, has died, the government said on Monday.
Hundreds flee as Indonesian volcano erupts

Hundreds flee as Indonesian volcano erupts Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

More than 500 residents were evacuated after a volcano in central Indonesia erupted over the weekend, spewing hot ash and lava that killed five people, officials said Monday.

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Barcelona terror attack

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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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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