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Riot in Bolivian prison leaves at least 29 dead

Riot in Bolivian prison leaves at least 29 dead Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

At least 29 people have died and 50 wounded after a brutal fight in the high security Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the national police chief said.
Colombian rebels suspend peace talks after referendum proposal

Colombian rebels suspend peace talks after referendum proposal Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

Colombia's largest guerrilla army FARC is suspending peace talks with the government due to President Juan Manuel Santos' refusal to call an assembly to modify the constitution.
U.S. soldier sentenced to life in prison over Afghan killings

U.S. soldier sentenced to life in prison over Afghan killings Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales has just received his sentencing for his massacre of 16 Afghan civilians last year. 
US Army Maj. Nidal Hasan found guilty in 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage

US Army Maj. Nidal Hasan found guilty in 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

A United States Army psychiatrist has been found guilty of all 45 charges against him, including premeditated murder, for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. 
Russia urges Syria to cooperate with chemical weapons probe

Russia urges Syria to cooperate with chemical weapons probe Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

Russia has said it had told Syria to cooperate with UN experts investigating reports of a deadly chemical weapons attack that is believed to have killed hundreds, and called on rebels to allow access to the area.
Blasts kill 42 outside two mosques in Lebanon's Tripoli

Blasts kill 42 outside two mosques in Lebanon's Tripoli Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

Two car-bomb blasts in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli killed at least 42 people Friday, and the Lebanese Red Cross says more than 500 people were wounded.
Female photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai

Female photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

A young woman photojournalist was gang raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in India's business hub of Mumbai, police said Friday. 
Egypt braces as Muslim Brotherhood urges 'Friday of Martyrs'

Egypt braces as Muslim Brotherhood urges 'Friday of Martyrs' Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

Egypt braced for further unrest on Friday with supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi calling for mass protests against the army takeover. 
Trial resumes for ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai

Trial resumes for ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

The trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai has resumed a day after he fiercely denied charges of bribery.

Syrian child refugees fleeing civil war reach 1 million, UN says

Syrian child refugees fleeing civil war reach 1 million, UN says Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

The United Nations' children and refugee agencies say the number of children who have fled the violence in Syria reached one million Friday, with another two million displaced within Syrian borders.
Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Lebanon into country

Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Lebanon into country Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Four rockets were fired toward northern Israel from southern Lebanon on Thursday for the first time in nearly two years, according to the Israeli military. 
Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman, be called Chelsea

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman, be called Chelsea Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier sentenced to 35 years in military prison for the biggest breach of classified documents in the nation's history, said on Thursday he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.
US admits NSA illegally collected thousands of emails

US admits NSA illegally collected thousands of emails Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

The National Security Agency may have unintentionally collected as many as 56,000 emails of Americans per year between 2008 and 2011 in a program that a secret U.S. court subsequently said may have violated U.S. law and the Constitution, according to documents released on Wednesday.
France says force needed if Syrian chemical attack proved true

France says force needed if Syrian chemical attack proved true Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

France says the international community must respond with force if opposition allegations that Syrian forces used chemical weapons in an attack near Damascus prove true.
Thai court sentences Iranians for bombing

Thai court sentences Iranians for bombing Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Thailand has sentenced two Iranian men to prison for involvement in a foiled bombing plot.
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