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Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill nearly 50

Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill nearly 50

Activists say that Syrian government airstrikes have killed nearly 50 people in a rebel-held city this week. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that it counted 48 killed in two days of strikes on the city of Tal ...
  • Fijians vote eight years after coup

    Voters in Fiji headed to the polls on Wednesday for the first time in eight years, following a decision by the South Pacific island nation's military junta that the time was right for a transition back to democratic rule.
  • Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote

    Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed.
  • UN says $1.0 billion needed to fight Ebola

    Nearly $1.0 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, more than doubling the estimate it made less than a month ago.

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UN says $1.0 billion needed to fight Ebola 25 killed in clashes in northern Yemen 45 dead after Nigeria building collapse U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation Ebola spread is exponential in Liberia, thousands of cases expected soon: WHO 120m girls sexually abused says UN

Middle East

Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill nearly 50 US launches first airstrikes on Islamic State in Iraq World leaders pledge to help Iraq fight ISIL 25 killed in clashes in northern Yemen Islamic State terrorist purportedly beheads British hostage David Haines Iraq PM says he will protect civilians after U.S.-Iraq air strikes against IS

Europe

Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup 6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Ukraine PM slams Putin, ceasefire again under strain in east Ukraine

Asia - Pacific

Fijians vote eight years after coup About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry Vietnam building deterrent against China in disputed seas with submarines 120m girls sexually abused says UN HK activists say Beijing 'brutally strangled' democracy, vow action Fukushima workers sue Tepco over unpaid wages, reliance on contractors

US & Canada

U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation Ex-US envoy 'laundered money in Austria' Serena Williams wins 3rd US Open in row, 18th Slam

Latin America & Caribbean

Hurricane Odile thrashes Mexico beach resorts 'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital Hurricane Norbert heads up Mexico's Pacific coast

South Asia

India's spacecraft 'on target' to reach Mars Afghan rape gang sentenced to death after national outrage 120m girls sexually abused says UN

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Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them temporary and limit ... US launches first airstrikes on Islamic State in Iraq India's spacecraft 'on target' to reach Mars Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup World leaders pledge to help Iraq fight ISIL Hurricane Odile thrashes Mexico beach resorts

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Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.The 17-minute video, made public on ...

Iranians 'released' from jail for making 'Happy' fan video

Police in Iran have released six people who were arrested for posting a video online of them dancing to US pop-star Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy ...

Thailand army declares martial law

Source: Reuters and agencies / IBTimesThailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests wh ...

Turkish mine explosion leaves scores dead

At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish provi ...

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