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  • NATO considers Turkey missile deployment

    News - Europe
    NATO has said that it will consider a request from member-state Turkey to deploy Patriot missiles in order to help protect the country's troubled border with Syria. ...
  • DR Congo soldiers surrender to rebels

    News - Africa
    Hundreds of government soldiers and police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have surrendered to rebels at a stadium in Goma, the main city in the eastern North Kivu province. ...
  • Church of England says no to women bishops

    News - Europe
    The Church of England has voted against allowing women to become bishops, guaranteeing more internal strife over an issue that has for years divided the church for the world's 80 million Anglicans. ...
  • Blast hits diplomatic area of Afghan capital

    News - Central/S. Asia
    A large blast that was most likely a suicide bomb attack ripped through the heavily barricaded diplomatic area of the Afghan capital Kabul, a police official said, and there were an unknown number of casualties. ...
  • Police in Pakistan say teen bomb plot foiled

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Police in Pakistan say they have foiled a bomb attack by arresting a 13-year-old boy shortly before he could explode the suicide vest he was wearing. ...
  • Deaths in Yemen military plane crash

    News - Middle East
    A military plane has crashed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, killing 10 people including the pilot, Yemen's defence ministry and an airport source said. ...
  • Gaza ceasefire goes into effect

    News - Middle East
    A ceasefire has gone into effect in and around the Gaza Strip, after Israel and Hamas agreed to cease hostilities. ...
  • Elmo puppeteer resigns over sex allegations

    News - Americas
    Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind the "Sesame Street" character Elmo, has resigned following new allegations that he had sex with an underage boy, adding to an ongoing controversy involving one of America's most popular children's brands. ...
  • Juba accuses Sudan of delaying oil exports

    News - Africa
    South Sudan's president has said that resumption of the country's oil output was delayed after Sudan made new demands related to rebel fighting in Sudanese territory. ...
  • Europa match in Israel postponed

    News - Sports
    Athletic Bilbao's Europa League match away to Hapoel Kiryat Shmona in Israel on Thursday has been postponed for security reasons, UEFA said on Wednesday. ...
  • Many injured in Tel Aviv bus explosion

    News - Middle East
    At least 21 people have been injured in an explosion on a bus in Israel's commercial capital, Tel Aviv, in what police described as a "terrorist attack". ...
  • Gaza violence continues amid push for truce

    News - Middle East
    Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip have continued, as diplomatic efforts are under way to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Palestinian enclave. ...
  • India hangs lone surviving Mumbai attacker

    News - Central/S. Asia
    India executed Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of a fighter squad that killed 166 people in a rampage through the financial capital Mumbai in 2008, hanging him just days before the fourth anniversary of the attack. ...
  • Police chief killed in Libya's Benghazi

    News - Africa
    A top security official in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi was killed in front of his home overnight, security officials have said, in the latest violence to plague the city. ...
  • Former PM of Croatia jailed for corruption

    News - Europe
    The former Croatian prime minister has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. ...
  • UN resolutions on Israel

    blogs - admin
    Note that this is only a subset of UN Resolutions which Israel remains in violation of to this day; e.g. those regarding Gaza and Lebanon ...
  • Israel urges Gazans to evacuate their homes

    News - Middle East
    Israel has been dropping leaflets on the Gaza Strip, urging residents to leave their homes immediately if they want to stay safe. ...
  • UK recognises Syria opposition coalition

    News - Europe
    Britain has formally recognised the newly formed Syrian National Council opposition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people, as violence continued to rage across the county. ...
  • Two arrested over Facebook comments in India

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Two women have been arrested in India over a comment posted on Facebook, sparking criticism from media and analysts who are accusing the government for attacking freedom of expression. ...
  • French rightists split over leadership race

    News - Europe
    The race to lead France's conservative opposition descended into chaos, with both contenders alleging fraud in a vote that highlighted a deep split between rightists and centrists since the party lost power in May. ...
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