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Tighter security for flights to US 
Thursday, 03 July 2014 - 10:05
Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat".The UK transport department confirmed airport security was being stepped up.Neither...
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Palestinians await funeral of teenager killed in Israel 
Thursday, 03 July 2014 - 10:13
Palestinians are preparing to hold the funeral of a teenager abducted and murdered in Israel.The killing of 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdair on Wednesday was condemned by both Israeli and Palestinian leaders.The murder sparked fierce...
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Iraq Prime Minister offers amnesty to turn tide of offensive 
Thursday, 03 July 2014 - 8:06
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki offered a general amnesty in a rare conciliatory move to undercut support for militants whose offensive has overrun swathes of territory and threatens to tear Iraq apart.The offer comes after a farcical...
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Iraq running out of time for political unity 
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 - 20:06
The US and UN have sharply criticised Iraqi leaders, warning time is running out after chaos in parliament despite calls for unity in the face of a Sunni militant offensive.Political rifts were plainly on display at the opening of...
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EU preparing new Russia sanctions, but no decision yet 
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 - 12:09
The European Union is preparing new sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine but no decision has been taken yet.Ambassadors from the 28-nation bloc met in Brussels and decided that "the preparation of sanctions will be...
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Pakistan troops disrupted Waziristan terror bases - army 
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 - 8:27
Pakistan's army says it has severely disrupted militant bases in the North Waziristan tribal region.A spokesman said a huge bomb-making factory was found in Miranshah town.A ground offensive began on Monday after two weeks of air strikes...
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Obama sends more troops to Baghdad as Iraq battles to stop offensive 
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 17:19
US President Barack Obama has deployed 200 more troops to Baghdad to protect the US embassy as Iraq's parliament was set to convene today, to seek a solution to the country's sectarian crisis.Obama said in a letter to Congress released...
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Any Israeli attack will open 'the gates of hell', warns Hamas 
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 12:10
The Islamist movement Hamas warned.Any Israeli action to punish Hamas for the alleged murder of three teenagers whose bodies were found yesterday would open "the gates of hell,"The warning came shortly after Israel confirmed finding...
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Public asked to spot clever birds 
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 11:13
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is asking the public to take part in a national survey of bird intelligence.From 1 July, the charity is asking people to submit video clips or descriptions of the behaviour or rooks - some of...
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Indonesia surpasses Brazil in deforestation rate 
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 11:28
A new study has shown that Indonesia lost about 60,000 sq km of virgin forest - an area close to the size of Ireland - over a period of 12 years.The rate of deforestation has increased so much that Indonesia has for the first time...
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Satellite to seek 'missing carbon' 
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 11:27
The US space agency (Nasa) will make a second attempt on Tuesday to put a high-resolution carbon dioxide observatory in orbit.The first satellite was destroyed on launch in 2009.Since then, scientists and engineers have built a near...
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Abducted Israeli teens found dead near Hebron 
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 10:54
Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted earlier this month in the West Bank have been found dead.An Israeli military spokesman said their bodies were found in a pit near the town of Halhul, north of Hebron.Both aged 16, and 19 were...
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Isis rebels declare 'Islamic state' in Iraq and Syria 
Monday, 30 June 2014 - 18:36
Jihadist militant group Isis has said it is establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.It also proclaimed the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as caliph and "leader for Muslims...
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Europe warns Putin on eve of Ukraine truce deadline. 
Monday, 30 June 2014 - 12:02
The leaders of Germany and France warned Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday, that Russia could be hit with punishing sanctions within days unless he forced Ukrainian rebels Moscow is accused of backing, to suspend their deadly...
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Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat 
Monday, 30 June 2014 - 11:34
About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat which was stopped between Sicily and the North African coast.The rescuers made the gruesome discovery when they boarded a fishing boat carrying around 590 refugees and migrants to evacuate...
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Nigeria: 'Boko Haram' attack villages near Chibok 
Monday, 30 June 2014 - 8:45
Four villages in north-eastern Nigeria have been attacked by suspected Boko Haram militants who targeted at least one church.Some unconfirmed reports say 40 civilians and 6 insurgents were killed as militants and vigilantes clashed.It...
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Scores trapped' in India collapse 
Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 20:05
More than 100 people are still feared trapped after a building collapsed in southern India.At least nine people died and several were hurt when the 12-storey building under construction toppled in Chennai in heavy rain.Hours earlier,...
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NASA completes successful test of saucer-shaped craft to be used to land on Mars 
Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 11:43
A US space agency experiment to test future Mars landing technologies proved largely successful.A flying saucer-shaped vehicle was sent high into the atmosphere via a balloon to trial a new type of parachute and an inflatable Kevlar...
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Nigeria violence: Several dead in Bauchi blast 
Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 9:30
At least 10 people have been killed and 14 injured in an explosion in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi.The blast, which took place on Friday evening occurred in a building, widely known as a brothel.The cause of the blast is not...
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Ukraine extends truce for east 
Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 8:08
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has extended a week-long ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists in the east for another three days.He said he was hoping for progress on his peace plan.Some rebel leaders in the Donetsk and Luhansk...
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Kerry in Syria opposition talks as US moves to arm rebels 
Friday, 27 June 2014 - 18:27
The US top diplomat headed for talks with the Syrian opposition and its key backer Saudi Arabia today after the White House asked lawmakers for 500 million dollars to train and equip vetted rebels.The move would mark a significant...
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New missing Malaysian plane MH370 search area announced 
Friday, 27 June 2014 - 10:55
A new search area for the missing Malaysian plane has been announced by the Australian government after further analysis of satellite data.Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss confirmed that the search will now shift south to focus on...
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Obama seeks $500m for Syria rebels 
Friday, 27 June 2014 - 8:48
President Barack Obama has asked the US Congress to approve 500 million dollars to train and equip what he described as "moderate" Syrian opposition forces.The White House said the funds would help Syrians defend against forces aligned...
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Iraq confirms Syrian air strikes against Isis militants 
Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 21:04
The prime minister of Iraq has confirmed to BBC News, that Syria carried out air strikes on militants inside Iraqi territory this week.Nouri Maliki said Syrian fighter jets had bombed militant positions around the border town of Qaim...
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Iraq Prime Minister warns against exploiting militant offensive 
Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 13:04
Iraqi premier Nuri al-Maliki warned rivals against exploiting a Sunni militant onslaught for political gain and insisted that any new government must be based on an election he won.His remarks came as US military advisers began meeting...
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Deadly blast rocks Nigerian capital 
Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 7:55
A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, has killed at least 21 people and injured 52 more.The blast, near the popular Banex plaza shopping complex in Wuse district, could be heard from miles away and...
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Iraq Prime Minister Nouri Maliki rejects calls for unity government 
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 20:01
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has rejected calls for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by jihadist-led Sunni rebels.He warned such calls represented a "coup against the constitution and an attempt to...
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Ukraine army helicopter shot down despite ceasefire 
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 12:27
The Ukrainian military says one of its helicopters has been shot down by pro-Russian rebels in the east, killing all 9 people on board.It says the Mi-8 helicopter was hit by a rocket shortly after take-off outside the rebel-held city...
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India train accident kills four. 
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 11:25
Foriegn media stated that Several coaches of a passenger train have derailed in India's Bihar state, killing at least four people and injuring 10 othersThe Rajdhani Express was travelling from New Delhi to Dibrugarh in north-eastern...
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US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops 
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 8:54
The Pentagon has says, the first US troops deployed to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency have arrived and begun work.Nearly half the 300 special operations soldiers promised by US President Barack...
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Ukraine crisis: Obama presses Putin to stem flow of arms 
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 16:39
US President Barack Obama has urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to stop the flow of weapons into Ukraine and halt support for separatists.The White House said that in the phone call Obama warned of further sanctions if Moscow...
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Kerry backs Iraq against "existential" militant threat 
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 12:47
US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged "intense" support for Iraq against the "existential threat" of a major militant offensive pushing toward Baghdad from the north and west.Kerry's surprise visit came as Sunni insurgents led by...
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Strong earthquake near New Zealand 
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 12:36
A strong earthquake has been felt proximity to the Raul Islands located near New Zealand. Foreign Media stated that a Tsunami warning was issued following the 7.2 magnitude quake which stuck the Island. The damages caused by this quakes...
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The sentimental letter of a little girl which quaked Google. 
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 9:55
It has been reported that a little girl has sent a letter to the management board of the Google company requstingfor a holiday of her father to celebrate the most anticipated Fathers days and her dads birthday.The company has taken...
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Ukraine separatists 'to join truce', rebel leader says 
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 9:20
Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine say they will observe a ceasefire until Friday morning, responding to the Ukrainian forces' unilateral ceasefire.The rebel announcement was made in Donetsk by Alexander Borodai, a leader of the...
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Sudesh Peris of Sri lanka won the Silver medal for Weight Lifting in the 62 kilo gram category at the 20th Commonwealth games held in Glasgow.Sudesh lifted a total weight of 273kg.Weight Lifter Sudesh led the Sri Lankan ...
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