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Diana Nyad near end of Cuba to Florida attempt

Diana Nyad near end of Cuba to Florida attempt Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is approaching Florida, on her fifth attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba without a shark cage.
Palestinian girl, 16, becomes youngest minister in the world

Palestinian girl, 16, becomes youngest minister in the world Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

Exactly the same day she turned 16 years old, a Palestinian girl called Bashaer Othman became the youngest minister in the world. On Thursday she directed the Local Administration Ministry in the West Bank, even if only for a day, when the minister responsible, Ehab Besaisso, visited her village.
Afghan Taliban attack US base near Pakistan border

Afghan Taliban attack US base near Pakistan border Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

A group of suicide bombers attacked a U.S. base in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday morning, leading to multiple explosions, a gunfight and the closure of a key road used by NATO supply trucks, officials said.
Egypt to put ex-president Mohammed Morsi on trial

Egypt to put ex-president Mohammed Morsi on trial Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Egypt's public prosecutor on Sunday ordered former President Morsi to stand trial on charges of committing and inciting violence.
British broadcaster David Frost dies aged 74

British broadcaster David Frost dies aged 74 Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Veteran British journalist and broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his TV interviews with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74. 
Iranian dissidents killed in Iraq camp, UN demands inquiry

Iranian dissidents killed in Iraq camp, UN demands inquiry Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

At least 47 Iranian opposition members are believed to have been killed in "Ashraf City," also known as Camp Ashraf, after the refugee camp was stormed by Iraqi security forces Sunday.
Radiation readings spike at Fukushima nuclear plant

Radiation readings spike at Fukushima nuclear plant Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Radiation at a tank holding contaminated water at a crippled Japanese nuclear power plant has increased by a factor of 18, the plant's supervisor announced Sunday.
Syrian opposition 'disappointed' by delay in US intervention

Syrian opposition 'disappointed' by delay in US intervention Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Syria's opposition expressed disappointment Sunday that President Barack Obama had put on hold military action against the Damascus regime, but said it was confident US lawmakers would green-light a strike.
Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital, condition still critical

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital, condition still critical Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital and returned to his Johannesburg home on Sunday, the South African presidency said.
Nigeria Islamists Kill 24 Vigilantes in Ambush

Nigeria Islamists Kill 24 Vigilantes in Ambush Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

At least 24 members of a vigilante group in northeastern Nigeria have been killed in an ambush during a botched attempt to arrest Boko Haram members, security officials said. 
World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria

World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Protesters worldwide are taking to the streets — and to social media — to express their varied views on a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria.
Yemeni PM survives assassination attempt

Yemeni PM survives assassination attempt Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa has escaped an assassination attempt when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his motorcade in Sanaa, officials say.
Great canyon discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Great canyon discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Scientists have discovered a hidden canyon in Greenland that is 750 kilometers long and as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States.
Obama says US should strike Syria, will seek congressional vote

Obama says US should strike Syria, will seek congressional vote Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. 
Indian teenager found guilty in Delhi gang-rape case

Indian teenager found guilty in Delhi gang-rape case Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

An Indian court found a teenager guilty on Saturday over the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, a crime that sparked revulsion and angry protests in the country, an official said.  
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