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Egyptian interim PM proposes Muslim Brotherhood's dissolution amid turmoil

Egyptian interim PM proposes Muslim Brotherhood's dissolution amid turmoil Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Egypt's current Prime Minister, Hazem el-Beblawi, proposed on Saturday that the Muslim Brotherhood be dissolved. The idea is being mulled, according to a government spokesman. 

Obama declares health insurance a 'right' Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. is "well on the way" to implementing the Affordable Care Act - also known as "Obamacare" - providing low-cost heath insurance for millions of Americans.
Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages

Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Syrian rebels have killed at least 11 people, including civilians, in an attack on a checkpoint west of the city of Homs.
Mubarak''s re-trial adjourned due to security

Mubarak''s re-trial adjourned due to security Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the deaths of protesters was adjourned on Saturday until August 25, after a brief session. 
Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages

Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Syrian rebels have killed at least 11 people, including civilians, in an attack on a checkpoint west of the city of Homs.
Taliban attack kills 17 people in Afghanistan

Taliban attack kills 17 people in Afghanistan Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Taliban militants attacked a road construction company in Afghan western province of Herat, 640 km west of Kabul, leaving 17 people dead Saturday, officials said Saturday.
82 child soldiers rescued in southeastern Congo, UN says

82 child soldiers rescued in southeastern Congo, UN says Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that 82 children - some as young as eight - have been rescued from an armed group and are being reunited with their families.
26 dead as Philippines ferry carrying 870 sinks

26 dead as Philippines ferry carrying 870 sinks Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

At least 26 people are now confirmed dead after a ferry with nearly 870 people on board sank near the central Philippine port city of Cebu.
Egypt's 'day of rage' leaves 95 people killed, hundreds injured

Egypt's 'day of rage' leaves 95 people killed, hundreds injured Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Scores of people have been killed in Egypt as a "day of rage" called by opponents of the country's military-backed leadership turned to bloodshed with security forces opening fire to foil what they described as a "brutal terrorist plot".
Saudi man beheaded for torturing his wife to death

Saudi man beheaded for torturing his wife to death Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Saudi Arabian authorities have beheaded a man convicted of beating and torturing his wife to death, in the first execution since the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, state media said.
Vietnam frees student activist in rare appeal ruling

Vietnam frees student activist in rare appeal ruling Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

A Vietnam appeals court on Friday halved the eight-year jail term of a dissident and cut the six-year term of another to three years of house arrest, sources familiar with the verdict said, in a rare step welcomed by human rights activists.
6.5-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

6.5-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has jolted New Zealand's capital, halting air and rail services, but there have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Nigeria says army killed Boko Haram's second-in-command

Nigeria says army killed Boko Haram's second-in-command Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

The Nigerian military has killed the second-in-command of Islamic terror group Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in the oil-rich nation for years. 
US scientists discover new mammal species

US scientists discover new mammal species Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

US scientists announced Thursday the rare discovery of a new carnivorous mammal that lives in the trees of the Andes mountains in South America.
Iraq car bombs kill at least 23 across Baghdad

Iraq car bombs kill at least 23 across Baghdad Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Multiple car bombs have exploded in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens of others.
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