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October 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON: Vietnam has freed a leading dissident whose case was raised by US President Barack Obama, and he was... More ››

October 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON: Any Iraqi request for more American military advisers or trainers to help the country’s security forces fight Islamic... More ››

October 22, 2014
Surete du Quebec officer investigates an overturned vehicle in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

QUEBEC: Canadian police said on Tuesday they had arrested a suspected militant as he was leaving the country, took... More ››

October 22, 2014
Children from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar town, make way towards Syrian border, on outskirts of Sinjar mountain

NEW YORK: The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq’s Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General... More ››

October 22, 2014
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KINGSTON: Jamaican police are not doing enough to protect gay and transgender people who “live in constant fear,” as... More ››

October 22, 2014
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DUBAI: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed Western powers on Tuesday for the rise of Islamic State (IS)... More ››

October 21, 2014
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PRETORIA: South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing... More ››

October 21, 2014
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SYDNEY: A teenager who ran away from Australia to join jihadists in Iraq and Syria has reappeared months later... More ››

October 21, 2014
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TOKYO: A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting... More ››

October 21, 2014
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SYDNEY: Australian police said on Tuesday they were dropping a long-running war crimes investigation into the deaths of five... More ››

October 21, 2014
Indonesia's new President Widodo shouts "Merdeka" or Freedom at the end of his speech, during his inauguration in Jakarta

JAKARTA: New Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday he was re-evaluating some of his choices for cabinet jobs... More ››

October 21, 2014
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ACAPULCO: Mexico’s government announced a $110,000 reward for information on the disappearance of 43 students in a case of alleged... More ››

October 21, 2014
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BEIJING: The world’s top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said Tuesday,... More ››

October 21, 2014
Afghan National Army soldiers (ANA) arrive at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul

KABUL: A remote-controlled bomb hit a bus carrying Afghan army personnel in the capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, killing four... More ››

October 21, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial “dog patting” event aimed at removing... More ››

October 21, 2014
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TUNIS: Tunisians vote Sunday to elect their first parliament since the country’s 2011 revolution, in a rare glimmer of... More ››

October 21, 2014
blademan

PRETORIA: South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday learns his sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s... More ››

October 21, 2014
Surete du Quebec officer investigates an overturned vehicle in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

OTTAWA: A Canadian man who was killed by police on Monday after trying to run over two soldiers in... More ››

October 21, 2014
army

WASHINGTON: For Donna Harding, joining the Australian army was a bid to try to suppress what she had known... More ››

October 21, 2014
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met pro-democracy protesters’ demands it... More ››

October 21, 2014
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We are uncovering the fact that children experience extreme violence in everyday life, everywhere. More ››

October 21, 2014
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A 2011 law in France bans anyone from wearing clothing that conceals their face in a public space. More ››

October 21, 2014
sudan

NEW YORK: Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan’s civil war have become... More ››

October 21, 2014
nigeria

CALABAR: Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on Monday in a “spectacular success” in the battle to contain the spread of... More ››

October 21, 2014
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WARSAW: Poland’s parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland’s... More ››

October 21, 2014
A Palestinian youth stands outside a house which Jewish settlers moved into, in Silwan, Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: Israeli guards quietly occupied two purchased residential buildings in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem on Monday, expanding... More ››

October 21, 2014
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Joko Widodo took over as president of the world’s third-largest democracy on Monday with supporters’ hopes high,... More ››

October 20, 2014
china

BEIJING: China’s ruling Communist Party will likely never open all the files on its recent painful past, including the... More ››

October 20, 2014
seoul

SEOUL: The families of 16 people who died after falling through a ventilation shaft at a South Korean open-air... More ››

October 20, 2014
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TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered his biggest setback since taking office in 2012 on Monday as his... More ››

October 20, 2014
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JAKARTA: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia for Joko Widodo’s presidential inauguration on Monday, seeking more... More ››

October 20, 2014
Joko Widodo

Widodo, a former furniture exporter, shot to prominence when he was elected governor of the capital Jakarta in 2012... More ››

October 20, 2014
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SEOUL: Migrant farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a “shameful” work permit system... More ››

October 20, 2014
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No-one should be treated like a second-class citizen, not least in the parliament. More ››

October 20, 2014
EU

LONDON: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will on Monday issue a plea to Britain not to isolate itself... More ››

October 20, 2014
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STOCKHOLM: The Swedish military on Sunday presented photographic evidence of a mysterious “foreign vessel” off the coast of Stockholm... More ››

October 20, 2014
Lufthansa aircrafts stand on the tarmac during a strike at Frankfurt airport

FRANKFURT/BERLIN: A German pilots’ union called for an eighth strike at Lufthansa on Monday and Tuesday adding to travelers’... More ››

October 20, 2014
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MURSITPINAR: The Islamic State group took heavy losses Sunday in the Syrian battleground of Kobane as Iraqi forces fought... More ››

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BAHRAIN-OPPOSITION

MANAMA: rominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab went on trial on Sunday over remarks published on his Twitter account... More ››

October 20, 2014
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Oehlers' family was "angry and frustrated because it's taking so long" to find her. More ››

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