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North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un prepares his widely-feared special forces unit for war.
In a late night session, the Cyprus parliament has backed the first three of eight measures advanced by the government.
With the Syrian conflict spilling over into its neighbouring countries, the Lebanese government has folded under pressure.
US President Barack Obama is set to face scrutiny over his strategy on Syria during an overnight stay in Jordan.
Pope Francis has called for the Roman Catholic Church to "intensify" its dialogue with Islam and with non-believers.
A Swiss court has sentenced a man who posed as a healer to 12 years and nine months in jail for deliberately infecting 16 people with HIV.
Two US service members die after Marine opens fire before killing himself
Tensions continue to boil as 10 people are killed in sectarian violence
NY mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled legislation to force shopkeepers to cover cigarettes with a curtain or use some other method to keep tobacco out of view.
Residents of the country's "richest village" bid farewell to the man who made Huaxi a socialist paradise.
Flags flew at half-mast across Bangladesh as the country mourned its president Zillur Rahman, following his death in a Singapore hospital at the age of 84.
The United Nations launched a campaign to lift a deadly taboo on talking about toilets and to turn the world into an "open defecation-free zone."
More than 20 people were injured when a tornado tore through communities in Australia, with witnesses saying it felt like a bomb going off.
Police foiled a Hollywood-style heist, arresting five men they say camped out in vacant office space above a bank branch.
The most superior, pro-regime Sunni cleric and 42 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in Damascus.
The Statue of Liberty will reopen by July once repairs to extensive damage inflicted on the New York landmark by Hurricane Sandy are completed.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is being investigated for allegedly accepting envelopes stuffed with cash from L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt to finance his campaign.
Experts warn that demand for exotic pets is pushing some species closer to extinction.
The judges also handed down a five year term for an actor who possessed illegal weapons bought from the bombings orchestrators
Indian lawmakers have toughened up on sex crimes since the beginning of a series of rape incidents in the country.
The European Central Bank has set out a deadline to sign off on a bailout by saying it would only provide emergency funding for Cyprus's banks until Monday.
Islamist group "proud" to be holding seven French hostages
Violence spiked ahead of the ten year anniversary of the US invasion as 120 people died in the past week according to news reports
Obama says he has come to listen to both sides on how to resume peace talks would like to send you push notifications.
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