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Myanmar fighting kills 'dozens'  
Friday, 13 February 2015 - 12:38
Nearly 50 soldiers have been killed in three days of fighting between government troops and Kokang ethnic rebels in Myanmar.The Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said airstrikes had been used in the response to the flare-up in...
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Corporal punishment ISIS-style  
Friday, 13 February 2015 - 8:50
Boy flogged 60 times in town square for calling terror group the wrong namePunisher relentlessly whips the boy, who appears to be pleading for mercy'Deash' is used by enemies of ISIS and has negative undertones in ArabicClip of the...
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Facebook rolls out feature for users when they die  
Friday, 13 February 2015 - 8:36
Facebook has added a new setting that gives users the option of having their account permanently deleted when they die.Or, if they wish, they can choose to appoint a friend or family member to take control of some aspects of the account...
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EU warns Russia over Ukraine agreement  
Friday, 13 February 2015 - 8:11
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the Ukraine war is not fully implemented.She said EU leaders had asked officials to prepare further sanctions in case an...
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Russia conditions unacceptable - Poroshenko  
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 18:36
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that Russian conditions in ongoing negotiations in Belarus over the conflict in Ukraine, are "unacceptable".He was speaking to reporters during a break in marathon talks involving Russian...
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EU leaders to urge stricter border checks in counter-terror drive  
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 10:47
European Union leaders are set to call for stricter checks on travellers entering the passport-free Schengen area and increased information-sharing as part of a revamped counter-terrorism strategy following the Paris attacks.Spain...
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Mediterranean tragedy: 300 killed as migrant boat capsizes  
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 11:53
The UN’s refugee agency says that more than 300 migrants are dead after the motorboats theywere traveling on sank in the Mediterranean Sea.UNHCR’s spokeswoman in Italy, Carlotta Sami, said on Twitter that nine were saved...
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"IS will lose" - President Obama  
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 8:03
President Barack Obama has said Islamic State militants "will lose" as he asks Congress to formally authorise military force against them.He warned against dragging the US into another prolonged ground war and called on lawmakers to...
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Obama and Xi discuss cyber issues, prepare for US visit  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 18:43
U.S. President Barack Obama called for "swift work" by Beijing to narrow differences on cyber issues, as the two sides started planning for Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington in September.The world's two biggest economies...
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'Genetically Male' Woman Gives Birth To Twins  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 14:10
"It's a medical miracle," says a fertility specialist after an intersex woman who has never menstruated delivers healthy twins.A woman who discovered she had 95% male chromosomes has given birth to twins.A fertility specialist declared...
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China assisted building Nuclear Plants in Pakistan  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 14:07
Addressing a press conference in Beijing, Wang Xiaotao, the vice-minister of the National Development and reform Commission of China (NDRC), openly confirmed that China has given full assistance in building six nuclear power plants...
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Sri Lanka's Duty on War Crimes - New York Times  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 14:05
It was just one month before that Sri Lanka surprised the world by electing opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena as president, rejecting the authoritarianism, corruption and dynastic politics of the administration of the incumbent,...
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Ukraine conflict: Obama warns Putin ahead of peace talks  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 14:11
US President Barack Obama has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia will face greater costs if it continues its "aggressive actions" in Ukraine.Obama urged his Russian counterpart to seize the opportunity of fresh talks...
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Kejriwal gets Z-plus security  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 12:24
Arvind Kejriwal has been provided with Z-plus security following Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) landslide victory in the assembly polls in Delhi.The AAP supremo has always been against taking any kind of security, but he has been given...
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Obama warns Putin ahead of peace talks  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 10:20
US President Barack Obama has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia will face greater costs if it continues its "aggressive actions" in Ukraine.Obama urged his Russian counterpart to seize the opportunity of fresh talks...
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Be Diplomatic with SL- PM Modhi  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 10:05
The Indo-Sri Lanka Fishermen Negotiation Committee urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of 87 Indian fishing boats in the custody of Sri LankaIn a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Committee President S Devadoss...
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Battle of 'Blue & Green Brigade'  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 10:03
Minister Sajith Premadsa in Parliament on Tuesday commented on “Nil Balakaya” and stated that it was a crowd that was designed to highlight one young MP i.e. Parliamentarin Namal Rajapakse.Minister Sajith commented on replying...
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ISIS beheads man for 'witchery'  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 9:47
Picture depicts Islamic State (IS) radicals openly decapitating a man in the city of ISIS stronghold Raqqa appeared on internet.Raqqa is an ISIS hub in Syria. According to reports of ISIS the man was guilty of 'witchery'.
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Kayla Mueller dead  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 7:15
The US has confirmed the death of aid worker Kayla Mueller, the last American hostage known to be held by Islamic State militants in Syria.Her family said they were "heartbroken" to learn the news, and released a letter written during...
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Blasts in Alexandria injures 10  
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 18:39
Suspected Islamist militants bombed 3 police stations in Egypt's second city Alexandria today, wounding 10 people, and also targeted two other locations.Nobody was injured in the two other blasts in the eastern part of the city.The...
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Mango Party wins Delhi Election  
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 12:19
India's capital New Delhi is expecting the highly-anticipated results of state assembly elections later today.Exit polls predict a win for the Aam Aadmi Party, led by anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal.The former Delhi chief...
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Arvind Kejriwal next Delhi CM ?  
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 11:26
The mood is upbeat in Aam Aadmi Party with the exit polls saying that it will win the polls to 70-member assembly. Bharatiya Janata Party workers appeared apprehensive due to exit poll results predicting a defeat but party leaders...
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Facebook dilemma  
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 9:23
According to the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center or SLCERT that a web linkage which is causing inconvenience to Facebook is in circulation on the social media website.SLCERT says that once this link is...
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Obama readying request to use force against Islamic State  
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 8:36
The White House will ask Congress for new authority to use force against Islamic State fighters, paving the way for lawmakers' first vote on the scope of a campaign that is already six months old.The United States is leading an international...
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Egypt suspends football league after deadly clashes  
Monday, 09 February 2015 - 12:01
The Egyptian authorities have suspended football league matches indefinitely after clashes at a stadium in Cairo left at least 22 people dead.People were crushed after police fired tear gas at supporters of Zamalek who were trying...
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Tonny Abbott survives the challenge  
Monday, 09 February 2015 - 8:44
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged an end to dis-unity after surviving a party confidence vote on his leadership.Liberal Party MPs voted by 61 to 39 not to open up his position to challengers.The leadership test, initiated...
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G20, EU leaders to focus on Greece  
Sunday, 08 February 2015 - 17:50
Meetings of G20 finance ministers and EU leaders top and tail this week with Greece's fate uppermost in policymakers' minds and global turbulence caused by diverging monetary policies and cheap oil coming a close second.The central...
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TransAsia to cancel more flights  
Sunday, 08 February 2015 - 17:45
Taiwan's TransAsia Airlines said it would cancel 52 flights early next week, in addition to the 90 already cancelled after one of its aircraft crashed into a river in Taipei last week, killing at least 40 of the 58 people on board.On...
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New cruise missile from North Korea  
Saturday, 07 February 2015 - 19:08
North Korea has test-fired a new anti-ship cruise missile, demonstrating the increased capability of the secretive state's outdated navy.The images were released in the lead-up to U.S.-South Korean military exercises this spring.North...
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Leaders to put peace plan to Ukraine  
Saturday, 07 February 2015 - 12:59
The leaders of Russia, France and Germany have agreed in Moscow to work on a peace blueprint they will put to Ukraine's president today.Russian President Vladimir Putin, France's Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel...
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Yemen rebels announce takeover  
Saturday, 07 February 2015 - 8:29
Yemen's Shia Houthi rebel movement has announced it is taking over the government and dissolving parliament.In a televised statement, the group said a five-member council would act as the president for an interim period.The group took...
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Taiwan plane crash engines 'lost power'; reveals black box data  
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 19:06
Black box data from the TransAsia Airlines turbo-prop plane that crashed in Taiwan has revealed that power was cut to both engines.Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council said the engines failed to produce enough thrust for two minutes after...
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Jordan Blitz Islamic State  
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 8:49
Jordan says its warplanes have carried out their first air strikes on Islamic State targets since the militants released a video showing the killing of a captured Jordanian pilot.On their way back, the planes flew over the village...
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Boko Haram massacre proceeds  
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 19:55
Boko Haram fighters have killed more than 100 people in the north Cameroon town of Fotokol, murdering residents inside their homes and a mosque.The attack comes, a day after Chad sent troops across the border to flush the armed group...
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John Kerry visits Ukraine  
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 11:26
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to hold talks in Ukraine, as Washington mulls whether to start sending weapons to help Kiev fight pro-Russian rebels.Ashton Carter, the White House's choice for defence secretary, earlier said he...
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