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Syria hopes rise as Russia hands weapons plan to US

Syria hopes rise as Russia hands weapons plan to US Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Russia has now handed over to the US its plans for making Syria's chemical weapons safe, Russian media say.
Suicide bombings kill 11 Egyptian troops in Sinai

Suicide bombings kill 11 Egyptian troops in Sinai Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Twin car bomb blasts on Wednesday targeting Egypt's army killed at least eleven soldiers in the restive Sinai peninsula, where the military is battling Islamist militants, officials said. 
Afghanistan wins South Asian soccer title

Afghanistan wins South Asian soccer title Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Afghanistan have won their first international trophy in football, beating India 2-0 in the South Asian Football Federation Championship.
America marks the 12th anniversary of 9/11

America marks the 12th anniversary of 9/11 Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Americans on Wednesday marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in somber fashion, with ceremonies of remembrance in New York and Washington.
UN: Food waste costing global economy $750bn a year

UN: Food waste costing global economy $750bn a year Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

One third of the food produced worldwide is wasted, costing the global economy around $750 billion (570 billion euros) a year, a new report by the UN food agency said Wednesday. 
North and South Korea agree to reopen joint Kaesong industrial park

North and South Korea agree to reopen joint Kaesong industrial park Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

North and South Korea agreed Wednesday to reopen their Kaesong joint industrial park next week, five months after it was shut during soaring military tensions. Following a marathon negotiation session that went through the night, the two sides set a date of Sept. 16 for restarting the shuttered complex, the South's Unification Ministry said. 
Thousands clash with police in Turkey after protester dies

Thousands clash with police in Turkey after protester dies Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

Turkish police fired tear gas and plastic bullets at thousands of people who gathered in Istanbul Tuesday to protest the death of a 22-year-old demonstrator in southern Turkey.
Apple unveils new iPhones at cheaper price

Apple unveils new iPhones at cheaper price Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

Apple has unveiled two new iPhones, including a cheaper plastic version in bright colours and an updated high-end device with a fingerprint scanner.
Pakistan to release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar

Pakistan to release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

Pakistan to release top Afghan Taliban prisoner Baradar. The Pakistani government has said it will release the former second-in-command of the Taliban in another bid to further peace efforts with its Afghan neighbors.
200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars

200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return, the group behind an ambitious venture to colonise the inhospitable red planet says.
Four found guilty in Indian gang-rape case

Four found guilty in Indian gang-rape case Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

An Indian court found four men guilty of the fatal gang rape of a student on a moving bus in New Delhi in a case that caused national outrage and drew attention to a surge in violence against women in the country. 

At least 43 dead in Guatemala bus crash Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

At least 43 people have been killed and 40 others injured after a bus carrying scores of passengers plunged down a steep cliff in western Guatemala.
Nadal wins 13th Grand Slam title, beats Djokovic in U.S. Open final

Nadal wins 13th Grand Slam title, beats Djokovic in U.S. Open final Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

Spain's Rafael Nadal has won 2013 U.S. Open tennis championship in New York, defeating number one seeded Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Monday night.
Norway's right wing wins election

Norway's right wing wins election Mon, 09 Sep, 2013

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged defeat in parliamentary elections on Monday and said he would resign after presenting the budget on October 14.
Kenyan deputy president Ruto to appear at the Hague

Kenyan deputy president Ruto to appear at the Hague Mon, 09 Sep, 2013

The trial of Kenya's deputy president starts on Tuesday, at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
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