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Fatah and Hamas agree unity government deal

Fatah and Hamas agree unity government deal

The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to implement a unity pact, both sides announced in a joint news conference.
  • Russia threatens response if interests attacked in Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told state television that Russia would retaliate if its legitimate interests or Russians are attacked. He said Moscow's response would be the same as it was in South Ossetia in 2008, which led to a brief war wi ...
  • Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

    Violence erupted in a Rio de Janeiro favela as angry residents set fires and showered a busy avenue in the city's main tourist area with homemade explosives and glass bottles following the death of a 25-year-old man.
  • Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 150

    The toll in last week's South Korean ferry capsize off the country's southwestern coast reached 150 Wednesday as divers searched intensively inside the submerged hull.

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Militants kill second Somali lawmaker, threaten more attacks Rebels kill hundreds of civilians in South Sudan massacre, says UN Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb in Mogadishu Algeria's ailing president Bouteflika wins 4th term Algerians vote for new president Suspected Islamic gunmen kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

Middle East

Fatah and Hamas agree unity government deal Syria announces presidential election for June 3 Dozens killed in series of blasts in Iraq 80% of Syrian chemical weapons shipped out: monitors Iran says reactor redesign ends dispute over plutonium production 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

Europe

Russia threatens response if interests attacked in Ukraine Ukraine orders new 'anti-terror' operation US sending troops to Eastern Europe Russia expels Canadian diplomat as tensions rise Gunbattle in eastern Ukraine leaves four dead No obstacles to normalizing Russian-West relations - Putin

Asia - Pacific

Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 150 South Korea ferry disaster death toll passes 100 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine Suspected communist guerrillas kill Philippine mayor South Korean president says ferry crew's actions 'tantamount to murder' Angry relatives clash with police as Korean ferry death toll rises

US & Canada

US sending troops to Eastern Europe Russia expels Canadian diplomat as tensions rise American wins Boston Marathon for first time since 1985

Latin America & Caribbean

Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

South Asia

At least twelve dead in Mount Everest avalanche Pakistani Taliban end truce with government but vow to continue peace talks India top court recognises transgenders as 'third gender'

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Ukraine orders new 'anti-terror' operation

Ukraine's acting president has ordered security forces to resume “anti-terror” operations in the east after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunf ... US sending troops to Eastern Europe Militants kill second Somali lawmaker, threaten more attacks Russia expels Canadian diplomat as tensions rise South Korea ferry disaster death toll passes 100 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

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Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

A woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged ...

Pro-Russian protesters declare Donetsk republic

Pro-Russian protesters occupying a government building in eastern Ukraine have declared the creation of a separatist republic.The rebels have called f ...

Deadly flash floods hit Solomon Islands

Flash flooding has killed at least sixteen people and left 49,000 homeless in the Solomon Islands' capital Honiara, with another 40 missing ...

Magnitude-8.2 quake strikes northern Chile

A magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast on Tuesday night, causing landslides and setting off a small tsunami that forced an evacu ...

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