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Obama pays tribute to 'Watergate' editor Ben Bradlee

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:24 PM

Barack Obama has paid a warm tribute to Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the president-toppling Watergate scandal, who has died aged 93.

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Uruguay accepts first group of Syrian refugees

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:24 PM

One of the most recent nations to accept its first group of Syrian refugees is Uruguay in South America, where they have been enthusiastically welcomed by the country's president and local people. The government says it will house, educate and help them find work before a second group of refugees arrives next February.

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Governments increase spending on surveillance

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 PM

National budgets for internal security are seeing a massive hike around the world, as governments increase spending over fears of internal threats. Cyber surveillance, border security and protection of infrastructure are big priorities; with Asia, Africa and the Middle East seeing huge increases in their domestic security budgets.

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Germany's pilot strike grounds 1,500 flights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 PM

The German airline Lufthansa has been hit by another 24 hour strike. It's the latest in a series of walkouts over retirement benefits. A German court has refused to declare the strikes illegal even though the transport minister says they're killing the economy.

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UN estimates 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:43 PM

The UN's humanitarian chief, Baroness Amos, said on Sunday, October 19, 2014, that the real number of Syrian refugees in Turkey is far higher than estimated.

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Toll rises as clashes continue in Libyan city

Monday, 20 October 2014 12:10 PM

Intense fighting in Libya has killed more than a hundred people in the past ten days.

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Turkey remains reluctant on fight against ISIL

Monday, 20 October 2014 12:10 PM

Turkey remains reluctant to take a more active role in the US-led coalition against ISIL.

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ISIL pushed out of Kobane hilltop by Kurds

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:18 PM

Fighter jets from the US and its allies have launched a new round of attacks on the ISIL.

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Western powers condemn ongoing violence in Libya

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:18 PM

Forces loyal to retired general Khalifa Haftar have launched new attacks against militias in the city of Benghazi and also in the town of Kikla in the country's west.

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Iraqi forces tighten security around Kirkuk

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:18 PM

ISIL threatens to close in on Kirkuk, an oil rich city in Iraq, causing Iraqi forces to tighten security around the city in fear of being attacked.

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Rare glimpse inside North Korea security zone

Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:41 PM

North and South Korea held their first high-level military talks in seven years on Wednesday.

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Turkey's ISIL dilemma

Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:41 PM

Ankara is under mounting internal and external pressure to act as the battle for Kobane continues.

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Ban Ki-moon promises aid to rebuild Gaza

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:46 PM

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has concluded his two-day trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a visit to Gaza to see the wrecked UN facilities there and conduct a general inspection of the damage.

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Bring back our girls campaign, six months on

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:46 PM

Protesters call on the Nigerian government to do more to bring back more than 200 girls who still remain captured by Boko Haram. They are angry about the government's failure to ensure their release.

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British MPs back recognition of Palestine

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:46 PM

Britain's Parliament is calling on the UK government to recognise Palestine as a state. Politicians on Monday passed a vote that is non-binding and will not change government policy. But it could have symbolic value for Palestinians in the pursuit of a country of their own


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