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Australian PM backs Aboriginal recognition Australian PM backs Aboriginal recognition

   Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that he was ready to "sweat blood"…


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Beijing:  Chinese state-run media Friday triumphantly declared the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement…


Sri Lankan Military Plane Crash Near Colombo Kills Four Sri Lankan Military Plane Crash Near Colombo Kills Four

Colombo, Sri Lanka:  A Sri Lankan military transport aircraft crashed near the capital Colombo…


Shots near Israeli Embassy in Athens: Police Shots near Israeli Embassy in Athens: Police

Athens, Greece:  Police in Greece early on Friday were investigating reports of gunfire outside…


China admits Stealth Fighter not a match to US F-35 China admits Stealth Fighter not a match to US F-35

Beijing, China:  China has denied its new stealth fighter J-31 could take down the US F-35 Joint…


British Mother Jailed for Terror Posts on Social Media British Mother Jailed for Terror Posts on Social Media

London:  A court in London sentenced a woman for a five years and three months jail term for posting…


Miss world showdown in London in shadow of murder Miss world showdown in London in shadow of murder

London:  Beauty queens from across the globe have descended on London for Sunday's Miss World…


Alternative Nobel: Fidel Castro wins China’s Confucius Peace Prize Alternative Nobel: Fidel Castro wins China’s Confucius Peace Prize

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is this year’s winner of the Confucius Peace Prize, China’s…


Spanish King Praises Unity on Visit to Catalonia After Vote Spanish King Praises Unity on Visit to Catalonia After Vote

Barcelona, Spain:  Spain's King Felipe VI Thursday praised the merits of unity in his first…


Sri Lankan Airforce Plane Crashes Near Colombo Sri Lankan Airforce Plane Crashes Near Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka:  A Sri Lankan military plane crashed near the capital Colombo on Friday killing…


Brothers Convicted For Intentionally Destroying Potatoes Brothers Convicted For Intentionally Destroying Potatoes

North Dakota:  Two North Dakota brothers have been convicted of intentionally destroying potatoes…


Strongest Storm in Years Batters California Strongest Storm in Years Batters California

San Francisco, California:  About 150,000 people were left struggling for power on Thursday as…


US House passes $1.1tn budget bill to avert shutdown

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The US House of Representatives has passed a $1.1tn budget hours before government was due to shut down…


Malala Yousafzai Sees Herself As Pakistani Prime Minister In 20 Years Malala Yousafzai Sees Herself As Pakistani Prime Minister In 20 Years

Oslo:  Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said today that she could see herself…


Indian Agra Muslim fear conversions to Hinduism Indian Agra Muslim fear conversions to Hinduism

Nearly a dozen Indian Muslim families have fled their homes in Agra after 57 families were reportedly…


Man Jailed for Attack on British Politician George Galloway Man Jailed for Attack on British Politician George Galloway

London:  A man who attacked British pro-Palestinian lawmaker George Galloway in a London street…


United Nations Declares June 21 as \'International Day of Yoga\' United Nations Declares June 21 as \'International Day of Yoga\'

New York:  The United Nations General Assembly today adopted an India-led resolution declaring…


Twin blasts kill at least 40 in Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday Twin blasts kill at least 40 in Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday

Jos, Nigeria:  Two bombs exploded near a bus station in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday…


Arizona drops murder charges against Debra Milke Arizona drops murder charges against Debra Milke

Charges have been dropped against a US woman who spent more than two decades on death row after being…


Malala Weeps at Sight of Bloodied School Uniform in Oslo Malala Weeps at Sight of Bloodied School Uniform in Oslo

Oslo:  Pakistan's teen Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai burst into tears Thursday at the sight…


7 Dead as Two Suicide Attacks Rock Kabul 7 Dead as Two Suicide Attacks Rock Kabul

Kabul:  Two Taliban suicide attacks hit Kabul on Thursday, one targeting a play at a French-financed…


Al Jazeera correspondent dies in Syria Al Jazeera correspondent dies in Syria

Al Jazeera Media Network has announced the death of its Arabic correspondent in Syria, Mahran Al Deeri,…


Jihadist violence \'killed 5,000 in November Jihadist violence \'killed 5,000 in November

More than 5,000 people worldwide died in November as a result of jihadist violence, a BBC study has…


President George W Bush \'knew everything\' about CIA interrogation President George W Bush \'knew everything\' about CIA interrogation

Former US President George W Bush was "fully informed" about CIA interrogation techniques…


Russian Baltic military actions \'unprecedented\' - Poland Russian Baltic military actions \'unprecedented\' - Poland

Poland says the level of Russian naval and air force activity in the Baltic Sea region has been "unprecedented"…


Russia-India: Putin agrees to build 10 nuclear reactors Russia-India: Putin agrees to build 10 nuclear reactors

Russia will help India build at least 10 more nuclear reactors, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi…


Hong Kong protests: Arrests as Admiralty site is cleared Hong Kong protests: Arrests as Admiralty site is cleared

Hong Kong police are arresting pro-democracy activists and clearing the main protest camp at Admiralty,…


Six Afghan soldiers killed in Kabul suicide bombing Six Afghan soldiers killed in Kabul suicide bombing

At least six Afghan soldiers have been killed by a suicide bomber on the outskirts of the capital Kabul,…


Google to shut Spanish news service Google to shut Spanish news service

Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual…


China police investigate \'vanished\' Vietnamese brides China police investigate \'vanished\' Vietnamese brides

Chinese authorities are investigating the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese brides in the northern…


Putin, Shunned by West, Visits India, a Friend Whose Interests May Lie Elsewhere: Foreign Media Putin, Shunned by West, Visits India, a Friend Whose Interests May Lie Elsewhere: Foreign Media

President Vladimir V. Putin flew into New Delhi on Wednesday in need of a friend. China is a friend,…


Putin arrives in India, Modi looks to productive visit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday night welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin on his arrival…


Unchecked Superbugs Could Kill 10 Million A Year, Cost $100 Trillion Unchecked Superbugs Could Kill 10 Million A Year, Cost $100 Trillion

London:  Drug-resistant superbugs could kill an extra 10 million people a year and cost up to $100…


Miliband: Cutting deficit is ‘part of Labour’s mission’

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Ed Miliband is to rule out any uncosted spending commitments in Labour’s election manifesto, as…


Hong Kong authorities begin protest site clearance

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Hong Kong authorities have begun clearing barricades at the main protest camp in the city centre, after…


US Congress passes bill to impose Venezuela sanctions US Congress passes bill to impose Venezuela sanctions

The United States Congress has passed a bill which would impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials found…


India Very Important Player in Climate Talks: US India Very Important Player in Climate Talks: US

Lima:  Terming India as a "very important player" in the climate change negotiations,…


US judge finds Indian man incompetent for murder trial

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A 77-year-old Indian-origin man charged with murder was found incompetent to stand trial in the US state…

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