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Assad has one week to hand over chemical weapons, warns John Kerry

Assad has one week to hand over chemical weapons, warns John Kerry

Sep 09, – US Secretary of State John Kerry has declared that the only thing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could do to avoid a US military strike would be to hand over his entire arsenal of chemical weapons within the next week. Renewing his country’s allegations that the dictator bombed his own people with weapons […]

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympic Games after winning IOC vote

Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympic Games after winning IOC vote

Sep 08, – Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.  The Japanese capital won a final round of voting by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires to beat Istanbul by 60 votes to 36. Madrid had earlier been eliminated in a first-round ballot. […]

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Australian voters head to polls to elect ruling government

Australian voters head to polls to elect ruling government

Sep 07, – Australians are voting in a general election, with opposition leader Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition aiming to bring to an end six years of Labor government. Opinion polls suggest Kevin Rudd, who returned as prime minister three months ago, is trailing his opponent. The rivals are split on how to tackle Australia’s budget […]

September 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Graphic Warnings Ineffective On Young Smokers

Graphic Warnings Ineffective On Young Smokers

Sep 05, – Picture warnings on cigarette packets depicting the dangers of smoking make little impact on teenage smokers, a study suggests. The UK introduced the images, which depict things such as diseased lungs and heart surgery, in 2008. But the Stirling University study, which involved 2,800 children, found the images have had almost no […]

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UK has new Syria chemical evidence – David Cameron

UK has new Syria chemical evidence – David Cameron

Sep 05, – The UK has fresh evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Damascus, David Cameron has told the BBC as he arrives in Russia for the G20 summit. Scientists at the Porton Down laboratories have been “examining samples” from Syria’s capital, he said. Mr Cameron denied claims he had “no hand to […]

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Indian spiritual guru Asaram bapu sent to 14-days judicial custody

Indian spiritual guru Asaram bapu sent to 14-days judicial custody

Sep 02, – A court in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city sent spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, arrested for alleged sexual assault on a minor, to 14 days’ judicial custody on Monday, a police official said. “Asaram has been sent to judicial custody till September 15,” a police official told IANS over phone from Jodhpur. He will be […]

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Pakistani police charge Pervez Musharraf in murder of cleric

Pakistani police charge Pervez Musharraf in murder of cleric

Sep 02, – Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been handed fresh murder charges over the death of a radical cleric in 2007. He already faces seperate murder trials, most notibly relating to an ex-prime minister. Police registered the new murder charges on Monday against Musharraf, who has found himself tangled in several legal […]

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Afghans find dumped bodies of 7 abducted soldiers

Afghans find dumped bodies of 7 abducted soldiers

Sep 01, KABUL, Afghanistan — The badly beaten, bullet-riddled bodies of seven Afghan soldiers were found dumped in an eastern province Sunday, apparent victims of insurgents, authorities said. The discovery comes as the Taliban have stepped up their attacks in Afghanistan and U.S.-led foreign forces are reducing their presence in the country. The handover of […]

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Syrian opposition thinks US Congress will OK military strike

Syrian opposition thinks US Congress will OK military strike

Sep 01, – Syria’s main opposition bloc said on Sunday it was “disappointed” with US President Barack Obama’s decision to seek approval from Congress for action against the regime, but said it believed lawmakers would OK a strike. “We had a feeling of disappointment. We were expecting things to be quicker, that a strike would […]

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Indian spiritual leader Asaram bapu arrested on rape charge

Indian spiritual leader Asaram bapu arrested on rape charge

Sep 01 Jaipur India — A controversial spiritual guru was arrested early Sunday on a rape charge filed by a teenage girl in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, police said. Asaram Bapu was arrested at a spiritual retreat in central India and flown to the city of Jodhpur, where police say he is wanted […]

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