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United Nations reports 'dramatic' progress in fight against AIDS

United Nations reports 'dramatic' progress in fight against AIDS Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Transmissions of the human immunodeficiency virus have dramatically decreased over the last decade, but there are still widespread challenges to further reducing that number, according to the United Nations' annual report on HIV and AIDS released Monday.
UN holds first high-level meeting on the disabled

UN holds first high-level meeting on the disabled Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a historic U.N. meeting of world leaders Monday "to break barriers and open doors" for the more than 1 billion disabled people around the world.
Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities

Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
Assad dismisses West over draft UN resolution

Assad dismisses West over draft UN resolution Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denounced the United States, France and Britain for submitting a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council to place Syrian chemical weapons under international control, saying they were fighting an "imaginary enemy".
25 dead as Typhoon Usagi hits southern China

25 dead as Typhoon Usagi hits southern China Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

At least 25 people in southern China have been killed in what has been described as the most powerful storm on earth this year.
'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy for Best TV Drama Series

'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy for Best TV Drama Series Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Television drama “Breaking Bad” won the top Primetime Emmy award for the first time on Sunday, just as the gritty tale of a chemistry teacher turned meth cook and drug kingpin winds down to widespread acclaim.
Kenya forces rescue 'most' hostages in mall terror siege

Kenya forces rescue 'most' hostages in mall terror siege Sun, 22 Sep, 2013

Kenyan security forces are claiming to have rescued most of the hostages being held by al-Shabab fighters in an upscale shopping mall in the capital Nairobi.
Angela Merkel wins third term as German chancellor

Angela Merkel wins third term as German chancellor Sun, 22 Sep, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a third term in elections, but her conservatives may be forced to govern in a "grand coalition" with the centre-left Social Democrats (SDP), exit polls say.
Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills over 75

Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills over 75 Sun, 22 Sep, 2013

At least 75 people were killed and 130 others injured when a twin suicide bomb attack hit a Christian church in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Sunday, hospital sources said.
China sentences Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption

China sentences Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sun, 22 Sep, 2013

A Chinese court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison on Sunday after finding the once powerful Communist Party insider guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
At least 59 dead in mall attack in Kenya's capital

At least 59 dead in mall attack in Kenya's capital Sat, 21 Sep, 2013

At least 59 people were killed Saturday after masked gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. 
Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15

Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15 Sat, 21 Sep, 2013

Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed at least 15 people overnight in a Sunni Muslim village north-west of the city of Hama, activists said on Saturday.

Suicide bombers kill four police in Iraq Sat, 21 Sep, 2013

Iraqi authorities say suicide bombers have attacked a police headquarters north of Baghdad, killing at least four officers.
Pakistan releases senior Taliban commander Mullah Baradar

Pakistan releases senior Taliban commander Mullah Baradar Sat, 21 Sep, 2013

Pakistan Saturday released senior Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to help push the peace process in Afghanistan, Pakistan's foreign ministry said.
Israeli forces rough up EU diplomat in the West Bank

Israeli forces rough up EU diplomat in the West Bank Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

Israeli soldiers have manhandled a group of European diplomats and seized trucks carrying tents in the West Bank.
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