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Australia wildfires destroy homes in New South Wales

Australia wildfires destroy homes in New South Wales

Oct 18, SYDNEY — Nearly 100 wildfires raged across Australia’s most populous state on Friday, killing one person, destroying dozens of houses and forcing hundreds of evacuations as the nation’s annual fire season got off to an unusually early start. Milder conditions were helping firefighters after Thursday’s unseasonably hot temperatures and strong winds fanned flames […]

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Tensions rise as Saudis fear US ‘going soft’

Tensions rise as Saudis fear US ‘going soft’

Oct 16, – The Arab Spring is causing tensions in one of the Middle East’s most enduring alliances – between the United States and Saudi Arabia. And the cracks are beginning to show over Syria, Egypt and Iran. It’s not often that not making a speech is taken as an affront. But when Prince Saud […]

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World ‘still has 870 million undernourished people’

World ‘still has 870 million undernourished people’

Oct 14, – The Global Hunger Index has been presented for the eighth time. It shows that despite some advances in endangered regions, one in eight people in the world still doesn’t have enough to eat. Presenting the Global Hunger Index (GHI) in Berlin on Monday, the president of German aid organization Welthungerhilfe said the […]

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Stabbing death ignites street riots in Moscow

Stabbing death ignites street riots in Moscow

Oct 14, MOSCOW — The stabbing death of an ethnic Russian man has ignited anger in Moscow against people from the Caucasus, with demonstrators breaking into a shopping center and storming a vegetable warehouse Sunday evening. Police detained hundreds of people. The man was believed to have been killed by a native of the North […]

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Cyclone Phailin in India weakens after causing damage

Cyclone Phailin in India weakens after causing damage

Oct 13, BEHRAMPUR, India — India began sorting through miles of wreckage Sunday after Cyclone Phailin roared ashore, flooding towns and villages and destroying tens of thousands of thatch homes, but officials said the country had been spared the widespread loss of life that many had feared. About 18 hours after the storm — the […]

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Hillary backs Saudi women defying driving ban

Hillary backs Saudi women defying driving ban

Oct 12, – London: Hillary Rodham Clinton has supported Saudi women who last week defied their kingdom’s ban on female driving. The former US secretary of state told an event in London: “I’m all for it. It is an issue that is symbolic.” She added that the ban is “hard to even rationalise” in today’s […]

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Iraq Suicide Blasts Kill 33, Including Children at Elementary School

Iraq Suicide Blasts Kill 33, Including Children at Elementary School

Oct 07, BAGHDAD — Deadly attacks in Iraq killed at least 33 people on Sunday, including a dozen children slain when a suicide bomber detonated the explosives-laden car he was driving near their elementary school in the north of the country, officials said. The attacks are the latest in a relentless wave of killing that […]

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German ambassador escapes Yemen kidnap attempt, bodyguard shot dead

German ambassador escapes Yemen kidnap attempt, bodyguard shot dead

Oct 06, – Gunmen have shot dead a German employed as a bodyguard at his country’s embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. The man was killed by attackers in an apparent unsuccessful kidnap attempt on the German ambassador. Germany’s ambassador to Yemen appeared to have escaped a kidnapping attempt in the capital, Sanaa, on Sunday […]

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Anger grows over Italy’s Lampedusa shipwreck tragedy

Anger grows over Italy’s Lampedusa shipwreck tragedy

Oct 06, – France has called for an urgent meeting of EU countries following a shipwreck tragedy off the Italian island of Lampedusa, in which hundreds are feared dead. Italy’s coastguard has denied it was too slow to help. On Saturday, French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called for an EU meeting over the deaths of […]

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I’ve made mistakes, Assad tells German magazine

I’ve made mistakes, Assad tells German magazine

Oct 05, BERLIN — Syria’s President Bashar Assad has conceded making mistakes and says no side in his country’s civil war is entirely free of blame, according to an interview to be published Sunday by German magazine Der Spiegel. The respected Hamburg-based weekly reported that Assad acknowledged “personal mistakes by individuals,” though the advance version […]

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