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Russia says it has proof rebels behind deadly chemical attack in Syria

Russia says it has proof rebels behind deadly chemical attack in Syria Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Russia claims to have received evidence from the Syrian regime implicating rebels in a deadly poison gas attack, as divisions re-emerged between Moscow and the West after a landmark deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons.
Iran releases human rights lawyer, other prisoners

Iran releases human rights lawyer, other prisoners Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Iran has released several political prisoners this week, among them a prominent human rights lawyer, in the first sign that the moderate new government could ease the repressive policies of the past few years.
The immorality of Australia's prostitution laws

The immorality of Australia's prostitution laws Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Australia's handling of prostitution is often cited as a success model, particularly the framework adopted by the State of Victoria.
At least 16 dead in Venezuela prison clash

At least 16 dead in Venezuela prison clash Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

At least 16 people were killed in violent clashes between inmates at a Venezuelan prison, authorities and a non-governmental organization said on Tuesday. 
Woman survives 15 days trapped in well in China

Woman survives 15 days trapped in well in China Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

A Chinese woman has been found alive after becoming trapped at the bottom of an abandoned well for 15 days, living off raw corn cobs and rainwater, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday. 
Tony Abbott sworn in as Australia's new PM, orders scrapping of carbon tax

Tony Abbott sworn in as Australia's new PM, orders scrapping of carbon tax Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia's new prime minister on Wednesday, officially ending six years of Labor rule, with the conservative vowing to get straight down to business. 
New IOC President goes to work

New IOC President goes to work Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Thomas Bach has spent his first day at IOC headquarters as the new president, reviewing preparations for the Sochi Olympics with predecessor Jacques Rogge and meeting with staff. 
Austria gunman kills 4 in ongoing standoff

Austria gunman kills 4 in ongoing standoff Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

A gunman in Austria killed four people, including three police officers, and was firing sporadically Tuesday at police after barricading himself in a farm building, police officials said.
Car bomb hits Syria-Turkey border crossing

Car bomb hits Syria-Turkey border crossing Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

At least one person was killed Tuesday when a large bomb went off on the Syrian side of the country's border with Turkey, reports said.
US Navy gunman had serious mental health issues

US Navy gunman had serious mental health issues Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Washington authorities questioned on Tuesday how a U.S. military veteran with a history of violence and mental problems could have gotten clearance to enter a Navy base where he killed 12 people before police shot him dead.
Bangladesh court imposes death sentence on Islamic leader for war crime

Bangladesh court imposes death sentence on Islamic leader for war crime Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has sentenced a leader of an opposition political party to death for committing crimes against humanity during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
South Korean troops shoot, kill man trying to cross to North Korea

South Korean troops shoot, kill man trying to cross to North Korea Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

A South Korean man who was shot dead while trying to swim across a border river had sought refugee protection in Japan before making a rare attempt to defect to the North, a senior military official said Tuesday.
Obama clears way for chemical weapons aid to Syria

Obama clears way for chemical weapons aid to Syria Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday signed a presidential determination allowing non-lethal assistance — including special equipment to help neutralize chemical weapons — to be sent to Syria.
Costa Concordia ship's hull pulled off Italian reef

Costa Concordia ship's hull pulled off Italian reef Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

The Costa Concordia's hull was removed Monday from the Italian reef it had been stuck to since it capsized last January.
EU pledges 650 million euros to back Somalia reconstruction plan

EU pledges 650 million euros to back Somalia reconstruction plan Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

The European Union pledged an additional 650 million euros ($862 million) in aid for Somalia on Monday to back a three-year reconstruction plan aimed at building on fragile security gains in the country. 
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