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Iraqi fighters lift spirits in Syria siege town  
Sunday, 02 November 2014 - 18:35
Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared to join the fight against militants for the Syrian border town of Kobane, lifting the spirits of Kurdish defenders in the highly symbolic battle.The roughly 150 Iraqi fighters, many chanting "Kobane!",...
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Ebola-hit Sierra Leone hits out at Canada over visa block  
Sunday, 02 November 2014 - 11:21
Sierra Leone accused Canada of discrimination yesterday over its decision to suspend visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations.Immigration Canada announced on Friday that it would not process applications from individuals...
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Power partly restored in Bangladesh after nationwide blackout  
Sunday, 02 November 2014 - 9:49
Power was restored in most parts of Bangladesh late yesterday, some 12 hours after a massive nationwide electricity blackout hit the country, plunging Dhaka and other cities into total darkness.Authorities said local engineers managed...
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6.9 quake hits Pacific near Fiji: no tsunami expected  
Sunday, 02 November 2014 - 9:51
A magnitude-6.9 earthquake shook the Pacific Ocean near Fiji shortly before 8 a.m. local time Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but no tsunami is expected.The quake — centered about 88 miles northeast of the island...
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US prepares to send military advisers to western Iraq  
Saturday, 01 November 2014 - 20:01
US officers are drafting plans to deploy American military advisers to Iraq's western Anbar province and to help arm Sunni tribes to fight Islamic State militants.However, it was reported that before any advisers head to the volatile...
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Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash kills one  
Saturday, 01 November 2014 - 8:40
At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert.The craft was flying a manned test when it experienced what the company described as "a serious...
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US urges restraint after Israel vows to reopen Al-Aqsa mosque  
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 20:41
The United States urged all sides in Jerusalem to exercise restraint amid spiralling tensions in the holy city, and said it was working with Israelis, Palestinian and Jordanians to try to restore calm.Secretary of State John Kerry...
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Israel promises to reopen Jerusalem holy site amid tension.  
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 11:29
Israel says it will reopen a key holy site in Jerusalem today, after closing it due to unrest in the city.Earlier, a spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas described the closure of the disputed site as a "declaration of war".The...
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Apple CEO comes out as a 'Proud Gay'  
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 11:13
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook said Thursday that he was “proud to be gay,” a declaration that puts an openly gay man at the helm of the world’s most valuable company.Rumored for years, the news surprised few...
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India's Gujarat state braces for Cyclone Nilofar  
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 8:36
Authorities in India have begun evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast.Cyclone Nilofar, categorised as "severe" by weather forecasters, is expected to hit Gujarat state on Saturday...
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Iraq IS: Scores found dead in mass graves in Anbar  
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 8:28
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants have been found in mass graves in western Iraq.The graves that were found in the province of Anbar may contain between 80 and 220 bodies.Many of...
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World's Most Heaviest Woman.  
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 15:38
After reaching 700 pounds, Pauline Potter has officially entered the record books as the world's most heaviest woman. But the 47-year-old from Sacramento, CA now says she wants to lose weight so she can enjoy every day life again....
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Egypt demolishes Sinai homes for Gaza border buffer  
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 12:31
Egypt has begun demolishing homes along its border with the Gaza Strip as part of a planned 500 meter buffer zone that is intended to prevent weapons smuggling.Residents living along the border with the Palestinian territory have been...
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Ebola cases jump to over 13,700, maximum from West African countries  
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 11:28
Number of people infected with the Ebola virus since the epidemic began in March has reached a whopping 13,703 confirmed the World Health Organization (WHO).Of that number, 13,676 of the cases were reported from three West African...
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White House Computers Breached By Hackers  
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 16:02
Hackers suspected to be working for the Russian government have breached part of the White House computer network, according to reports.The building's unclassified network was compromised during the attack two to three weeks ago, the...
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Unmanned US rocket explodes during launch  
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 10:49
An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.Antares, a 14-storey rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp, combusted seconds after leaving the seaside...
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Ukraine crisis: Russia must not back separatist vote - US  
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 7:56
US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Russia that it will break international agreements if it recognises an election planned by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.The self-declared republics of Donetsk and Luhansk plan to...
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Missing Mexico students: New 'mass grave' probed  
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 16:21
Mexican authorities searching for 43 students who disappeared after clashing with police last month are investigating a suspected mass grave.Mexico's attorney general said the testimony of two arrested members of a drug gang had led...
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Ebola outbreak: US advises against quarantine  
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 13:10
US health officials will actively monitor health workers who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa, under new rules.Updated guidelines issued yesterday will require most medics to be checked for symptoms for 21 days but will not...
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'Sweeping change' narrows gender gap  
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 8:41
The World Economic Forum says increased access for women to politics and the workforce has narrowed the global gender gap in the past 10 years.The WEF's annual gender survey confirmed "sweeping changes" in many countries, with 105...
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China Considers Ending Death Penalty for Nine Crimes  
Monday, 27 October 2014 - 18:34
Chinese state media say lawmakers are considering scrapping the death penalty for nine crimes, including illegal fund raising.The official Xinhua News Agency said the proposal was submitted to the standing committee of the National...
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Here's Why Mark Zuckerberg Studies Chinese Every Day-Video    
Monday, 27 October 2014 - 14:09
Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Wednesday.To the delight and amazement of the crowd, he spoke in Mandarin Chinese."I'm very glad to be in Beijing," he said to the group. "I love this city. My Chinese...
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Qatar officials dismiss IS funding claims  
Monday, 27 October 2014 - 11:30
Senior officials from Qatar have strongly denied claims the country is supporting terrorist groups in Syria such as Islamic State.They said Qatar had only provided support to moderate militants, in co-ordination with the CIA and other...
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Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president.  
Monday, 27 October 2014 - 8:38
Left-leaning Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing more than 51% of votes in a closely-fought election.An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the...
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Islamic State: Militants 'pushed back' in Iraq  
Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 12:16
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say, they have recaptured the town of Zumar from Islamic State militants.Further south, Iraqi security forces are reported to have ejected IS from Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad, in a battle to secure a...
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President Sisi says jihadists threaten Egypt's existence.  
Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 7:20
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the country is facing a threat to its existence from jihadists after the military suffered the biggest loss of life in decades in attacks in Sinai.At least 31 soldiers were killed in two...
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Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000: World Health Organisation  
Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 12:04
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of people believed sickened by Ebola has risen above 10,000.The UN health agency said on Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141. Of...
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S Korea police deployed near border before leaflet launch  
Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 12:55
Hundreds of South Korean police were deployed near the border with North Korea today, before the proposed launch of propaganda leaflets by activists, following threats of violent retaliation from Pyongyang.The deployment of more than...
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Ebola crisis: 'Many exposed' to infected Mali girl  
Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 11:03
The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl.The World Health Organization said the toddler had traveled hundreds of kilometers by bus from Guinea through Mali showing symptoms...
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29 killed as Sinai attacks target security forces in Egypt  
Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 7:24
A suspected jihadist car bomb has killed at least 26 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint in Sinai.The attack took place near El Arish, the main town in the north of the restive peninsula. 3 more died in a shooting in the town itself.The...
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Queen Of Twitter: Monarch Posts First Message  
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 17:33
The Queen has sent her first tweet during a visit to the Science Museum in London.Her Majesty formally opened the museum's new Information Age Galleries by touching a tablet screen to send her message around the world.The 88-year-old...
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Israeli police on alert after Jerusalem clashes  
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 17:21
Israel deployed police in force in Jerusalem today, for weekly Muslim prayers and restricted access to a flashpoint mosque, after a deadly attack by a Palestinian sent tensions soaring.Clashes broke out for a second night after the...
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More than 1,700 bombs dropped in US-led air war on IS  
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 12:49
US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against the IS group and dropped more than 1,700 bombs.The flights for "Operation Inherent Resolve" include thousands of mid-air fuelling runs, surveillance sorties...
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Ebola outbreak: New York doctor Craig Spencer tests positive.-Video    
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 21:29
A New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.Dr Craig Spencer, who treated Ebola patients while working for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), came down with...
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Ottawa shootings: Video of Zehaf-Bibeau attack released-Video    
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 10:22
Police in Canada have released video showing how a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament on Wednesday.Minutes before, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, had shot dead a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial near parliament.Zehaf-Bibeau was...
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 19:14
Three Eastern Provincial Councilors of the government coalition, All Ceylon Makkal Congress led by Minister Richard Badiudeen have withdrawn from the ruling UPFA.All Ceylon Makkal Congress General Secretary Y.L.S. Hameed said ...
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