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Rebels sign agreement with Yemeni government to end clashes

Monday, 22 September 2014 4:01 PM

Shia rebels and the Yemeni government have signed an agreement aimed at halting violent clashes that have left more than 140 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes.

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Over 100,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey to escape ISIL

Monday, 22 September 2014 4:01 PM

More than 100,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees have fled to Turkey since Friday, September 19, 2014, to escape the advance of Islamic State militants.

Culture & Society»

Global rallies urge action on climate change

Monday, 22 September 2014 4:01 PM

Thousands of people have rallied in New York City in an international day of action on climate change, in what what organisers call the largest protest of its kind. Over 300,000 people marched through Manhattan, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, former US Vice President Al Gore, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Afghan presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal

Monday, 22 September 2014 4:01 PM

The two contenders for Afghanistan's presidency sign a deal for a power-sharing government at the presidential palace in Kabul.

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Yemen TV building on fire as clashes intensify in capital

Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:30 PM

Fire bursts from Yemen's state-run television building as a three-day mortar attack by Shi'ite rebels intensifies.

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France's Sarkozy announces political comeback

Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:30 PM

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to politics, declaring he would seek the leadership of the opposition

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Cameron "delighted" with Scottish independence vote

Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:30 PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the question of Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" after 55 percent of Scots voted for remaining with the United Kingdom.

IPO»

Alibaba makes market history

Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:30 PM

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba ranks as the biggest IPO ever in its debut on the NYSE.

Transport»

Air France pilots' strike set to break 16-year record

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:45 PM

Pilots at national carrier Air France have ignored calls from the prime minister to end their strike, which goes into a fourth day on Thursday, September 18, 2014, and may well last the whole week, as unions promised.

Healthcare»

UK starts trial on Ebola vaccine

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:45 PM

A safety trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine in the United Kingdom has begun, bringing some hope for a cure as the outbreak continues to spread in Africa.

Politics & Economics»

Quarter of Yemenis suffer from hunger

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:37 PM

Despite the fall in the number of people suffering from hunger, the progress to cut hunger is particularly slow in Yemen, one of the world's poorest countries, where one quarter of the population does not have enough food.

Politics & Economics»

US could deploy ground forces in ISIL fight

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:37 PM

American ground troops could be deployed against Islamic State and the Levante (ISIL) fighters in Iraq, according to the most senior US military officer.

Healthcare»

WHO: Ebola crisis "unparalleled in modern times"

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:54 AM

World health officials say the number of people infected by the deadly Ebola virus has doubled in a matter of weeks.

Politics & Economics»

Neighbours meet to discuss way forward for Libya

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:54 AM

As fighting and anarchy continue throughout Libya, representatives from Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Chad, Niger, and Sudan met in the city of Tobruk on the Libyan coast close to the border with Egypt to discuss how to reach political stability and security.

Politics & Economics»

Cameron appeals to Scots to keep Britain united

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:54 AM

During his last visit to Scotland before this week's historic referendum, British Prime Minister David Cameron warns Scots that a vote to leave the UK would be irreversible.


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