Scuffles as Egyptians challenge Islamist president PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 August 2012 13:38
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Opponents of Egypt's president scuffled with his supporters on Friday during a demonstration that was billed as a test of Mohamed Mursi's popularity on the street but which managed to muster only modest numbers against his rule.
Norway jails "sane" Breivik for maximum 21 years PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 August 2012 13:36
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Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was jailed for a maximum term on Friday when judges declared him sane enough to answer for the murder of 77 people last year, drawing a smirk of triumph from the self-styled warrior against Islam.
Ecuador's Correa see no end to Assange impasse with UK PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 August 2012 15:50
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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa doubts Britain and Sweden will change their tough stance on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, especially since they are negotiating with a small, poor country like his.
Military hits town near Damascus, 100 killed in Syria PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 August 2012 15:49
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Troops and tanks swept into a restive town near Damascus on Thursday in an assault aimed at crushing opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, whose struggle to keep power has dragged Syria into an increasingly bloody civil war.
Death toll from Lebanon fighting climbs to 10 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:11
The death toll from fighting between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in Tripoli climbed to at least 10 overnight, medical sources said on Wednesday, in clashes that the city's residents described as some of the heaviest since Lebanon's civil war.
Syrian army batters parts of Damascus, 47 killed PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:08
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Syrian army shells crashed into southern Damascus on Wednesday and helicopters fired rockets and machineguns during an assault to shore up President Bashar al-Assad's grip on the capital 17 months into a popular uprising, opposition activists said.
Russia warns West over Syria after Obama threats PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:44
Russia warned the West on Tuesday against unilateral action on Syria, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama threatened "enormous consequences" if his Syrian counterpart used chemical or biological arms or even moved them in a menacing way.
Top U.S. general's aircraft damaged by rockets in Afghanistan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:43
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Insurgents fired two rockets at the main NATO airbase in Afghanistan, damaging an aircraft used by U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey, a NATO spokesman said on Tuesday. The general was not on board at the time.
Japan says disputed islands should not hurt key China ties PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 August 2012 09:37
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Japan urged China on Monday to protect its citizens after anti-Japanese protests rocked Chinese cities on the weekend, and stressed that a feud over disputed islands in the East China Sea should not damage ties between Asia's two biggest economies.
China's Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 August 2012 09:36
China sentenced the wife of fallen Politburo member Bo Xilai to death on Monday but suspended her execution, setting the stage for a possible final purge of Bo himself in a scandal that has shaken Beijing ahead of a leadership transition.
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