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Protesters storm Pakistan state TV  
Monday, 01 September 2014 - 13:21
Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces removed anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad.Troops were sent in to regain control from demonstrators who had forced their way into...
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US launches air strikes on IS rebels near dam, Amerli: Pentagon  
Monday, 01 September 2014 - 11:36
The Pentagon says that the US military launched new strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam and Amerli."The strike near Amerli damaged an ISIL tank and the...
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Mexican woman becomes oldest person who ever lived at 127  
Monday, 01 September 2014 - 9:42
A Mexican woman has become the oldest human to have ever lived after reaching the grand old age of 127 - but she lost her birth certificate four decades ago, it was claimed today.Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was said to have been born...
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Israel to take over West Bank land  
Monday, 01 September 2014 - 8:18
Israel has announced plans to expropriate 400 hectares of Palestinian land in the West Bank.The decision to appropriate land south of Bethlehem is believed to be the largest seizure by Israel in 30 years.The military-run local administration...
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China rules out open Hong Kong chief executive poll.  
Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 18:26
Chinese authorities have ruled out open nominations for elections to choose Hong Kong's leader.Authorities said two to three candidates will be nominated by a "broadly representative" committee.The decision is expected to limit the...
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Kerry urges global 'coalition' to fight IS jihadists  
Saturday, 30 August 2014 - 16:51
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters' "genocidal agenda" after President Barack Obama admitted he had no strategy to tackle the group.Kerry's call followed a decision by...
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Ukraine 'slipping out of control', warns Germany  
Saturday, 30 August 2014 - 13:03
Germany warned that the crisis in eastern Ukraine is "slipping out of control" and needs to be reined in to avoid direct military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia.Foreign Minister Frank-Walter spoke as the EU is poised to consider...
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Test Ebola drug 100% effective, says researchers.  
Saturday, 30 August 2014 - 8:37
The only clinical trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.The researchers said it was a "very important step forward".Yet the limited supplies...
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Nato accuses Russia of violating Ukraine sovereignty  
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 20:45
Nato has accused Russia of a "blatant violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty, saying it is engaged in direct military operations to support rebels.Secretary-General Anders Rasmussen said that "despite hollow denials", it was now clear...
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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff  
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 13:26
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two disasters this year.The reduction in staff numbers represents around 30% of its workforce of 20,000.The airline will become completely state owned,...
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Obama accuses Russia, says no US military action in Ukraine  
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 12:58
US President Barack Obama said it was "plain for the world to see" that Russian forces were fighting in Ukraine, but ruled out any US military action to resolve the escalating conflict.Obama, who is due in Wales next week for a NATO...
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That's a big bundle of joy! Chinese mother gives birth to a 14lb baby boy  
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 12:41
A mother in mainland China gave birth last weekend to a baby boy weighing a massive 14lbs.The woman, known only as Mrs Tian gave birth at the Chongji Maternity Hospital in Yecheng city, Shanxi province according to local news reports....
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India's Narendra Modi launches bank accounts for all.-Video    
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 11:06
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.Nearly 40% of Indians have little access to financial services and are often at the mercy...
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Islamic State militants 'behead Kurdish man' in Iraq  
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 8:14
Islamic State has released a video appearing to show the beheading of a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting the group in northern Iraq.The video, entitled a Message in Blood, shows several men in orange jumpsuits said to be...
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Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years  
Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 20:10
Japanese health officials said today, that 3 young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years.The 3 are suspected of having contracted the disease when they were bitten by mosquitos...
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Girl survives amidst burial in Uttar Pradesh  
Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 13:01
A seven-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly buried alive by relatives in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has been rescued by a villager.Police say relatives first tried to strangle her and then left her to die in a shallow grave....
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New Taliban group vows attacks in Pakistan  
Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 12:01
A new bloc of the Pakistani Taliban has vowed to carry on the movement's campaign of bombings and shootings, in the militants' first video message since a major army assault on their strongholds.Senior commanders announced the creation...
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Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting  
Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 8:42
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from Russia's President Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops have launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.Ukraine said Russian forces had crossed the border...
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Syria conflict: Chlorine gas used eight times, says UN  
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 16:52
The United Nations has accused the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report on war crimes there.The UN also says Islamic State militants carried out frequent public executions that civilians,...
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Japan landslides death toll hits 70  
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 12:41
A week after huge landslides swamped the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the confirmed death toll from the tragedy hit 70, with 18 people still missing.Few hopes remain for those unaccounted for, although the fluctuating number - which...
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Colombia frees hired killer 'Popeye'  
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 10:40
One of Colombia's most notorious hired killers has been released from prison after serving 22 years of a 30-year sentence.John Jairo, nicknamed Popeye, was the top hit man of late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar.He confessed to...
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Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko and Putin hold direct talks  
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 9:02
The Ukrainian and Russian presidents have held their first direct talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, but there appears to be no breakthrough.Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko said a "roadmap" would be prepared as soon as possible...
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Israel and Palestinians agree long-term truce-Video    
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 7:55
A long-term ceasefire has been agreed between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.The truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people - mostly Palestinians - dead, was brokered by Egypt.Hamas...
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Leaders to hold Ukraine-Russia talks  
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 11:14
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to take part in talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at a summit in Minsk, capital of Belarus. The meeting comes amid rising tension between the two countries over Ukraine's...
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UN envoy says 'war' on Ebola could take six more months  
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 6:54
The UN's Ebola envoy said yesterday, that the fight against the epidemic was a "war" which could take 6 more months, as its global health body claimed the disease was affecting an "unprecedented" number of medical staff.David Nabarro,...
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Boko Haram declares 'Islamic state' in northern Nigeria  
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 20:15
Militant group Boko Haram has said it has set up an Islamic state in the towns and villages it has seized in north-eastern Nigeria.Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was speaking in a video released to congratulate his fighters for...
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French Prime Minister resigns amid economy row    
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 17:02
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has submitted the government's resignation to President Francois Hollande and has been asked to form a new cabinet.The government was badly shaken by criticism over its handling of the economy by...
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Brazil prisoners decapitated in Cascavel jail riot  
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 13:28
Police in Brazil say rioters in a jail in the southern city of Cascavel have killed four fellow inmates and injured several others.Two of the victims were decapitated and others were pushed from the roof of the building, two of whom...
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6 Magnitude earth quake in US: 7 magnitude earth quake in Peru  
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 12:21
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6 has shaken northern California, causing injuries and damage to buildings.The USGS said it struck four miles north-west of the town of American Canyon, at a depth of 6.7 miles.At least 87 people have...
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Actor and director Richard Attenborough dies aged 90  
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 10:28
Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, his son has said.Lord Attenborough was one of Britain's leading actors, before becoming a highly successful director.In a career that spanned six decades,...
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Syria conflict: Islamic State seizes Tabqa airbase  
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 7:50
Fighters from Islamic State have taken control of a key Syrian government airbase.The Tabqa airbase was the last remaining stronghold of Bashar al-Assad's government in Raqqa province.State TV confirmed that government forces had "evacuated"...
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UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic  
Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 20:46
The United Nations vowed yesterday, to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight a deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.Liberia has been particularly...
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UN warns of possible Iraq massacre  
Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 8:52
The UN has called for action to prevent what it says may be a possible massacre in the northern Iraqi town of Amerli.Special representative Nickolay Mladenov says he is "seriously alarmed" by reports regarding the conditions in which...
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Two Pakistani civilians die in Indian border fire  
Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 16:50
Pakistani officials today accused Indian troops of killing two civilians in "unprovoked firing" across the border in its eastern province of Punjab.India and Pakistan often accuse each other of violating a 2003 ceasefire agreement....
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Americans recover from Ebola-Video    
Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 11:44
Two US humanitarian workers who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia have been released from Emory University hospital in Atlanta after receiving an experimental drug treatment which has yet to go through full clinical and human...
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Sunday, 21 September 2014 - 18:30
The preferential votes obtained by Uva Provincial election candidates were released this afternoon.Accordingly UPFA Chief Ministerial candidate Shashindra Rajapaksa has topped the preferential vote list of the Moneragala district ...
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