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Palestine sets deadline on Israeli occupation

Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:00 PM

Jordan has submitted a draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands captured in 1967 to the UN Security Council for a possible vote.

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Hamas to be removed from EU terror list

Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:00 PM

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas must come off the EU's blacklist of terrorist organisations. It's a ruling from the General Court of the European Union, the EU's second highest court.

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Malala joins condemnation of Taliban attack

Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:00 PM

The words of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala which mixed with children, parents and politicians as the world reacted in shock to the Taliban attack.

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EU Commission speaks on ambitious investment plan

Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:00 PM

As EU leaders descend on Brussels for the final major summit of the year, a new investment plan to ignite the blocs ailing economy is set to top their agenda's.

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Guinness World Records posts tribute clip to Burj Khalifa

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:06 PM

The Guinness World Records has published a video about Dubai's Burj Khalifa as a tribute to its 60th anniversary. The world's tallest tower is 828m and designed by Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill (SOM). Since its opening in 2010, the building towers over the Downtown Dubai area.

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UK wage inequality women paid less than men

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:06 PM

Politicians in the UK are to vote on a law which will force companies to publish what they pay men and women. It's designed to reduce wage inequality that still exists in one of Europe's richest economies.

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Australians launch anti-islamophobia campaign

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:06 PM

There are concerns regarding a backlash against Australian muslim communities following the siege of a Sydney cafe because the gunman was a muslim. But a social media campaign under the hashtag "#illridewithyou" is helping to ease those fears.

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Final protest site dismantled in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:21 PM

Demonstrators from the last remaining pro-democracy site in Hong Kong were removed by police, their protest barriers dismantled.

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Beijing: Sprinter races metro between stations

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:21 PM

A 26-year-old Chinese athlete, Pan Hailong, who specialises in the 400-metre sprint, recently raced against a Beijing subway train, trying to beat it to the next station on foot.

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France joins Uber bashing

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:21 PM

In yet another legal hurdle for the controversial car service company, France says it will ban UberPop from next month.

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Belgium unions protest against austerity cuts

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:21 PM

A nationwide strike in Belgium has brought parts of the country to a standstill. Thousands of trade unionists are taking part in the 24 hour stoppage, which has caused the cancellation of flights and rail services. Workers are angry over cuts to public services and raising of the pension age.

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Raids across Turkey target media outlets

Monday, 15 December 2014 1:28 PM

More than 30 media workers have been arrested during raids on organisations across Turkey.

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Upsurge in Afghanistan violence

Monday, 15 December 2014 1:28 PM

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gives an angry speech against the Taliban and says he plans to revive a security body to tackle the upsurge in violence.

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Nations agree climate plan

Monday, 15 December 2014 1:28 PM

UN conference approves building blocks of a Paris Climate Deal in 2015 amid warnings far tougher action will be needed.

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Hostages held in Sydney cafe siege

Monday, 15 December 2014 1:27 PM

Australian police have cordoned off one of Sydney's main business areas, with local media reporting that at least 13 hostages were being held in a cafe.


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