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Bangladesh's high court banned Jamaat-e-Islami today from contesting January's general election.
Japanese Deputy PM Taro Aso back-pedalled furiously today as he denied that he was inspired by nazi governance.
by Ben Chacko China announced an urban infrastructure drive on Wednesday night, pledging upgrades to sewage systems, central heating renovations to boost energy efficiency and better recycling facilities.
Uruguay took a major step on Wednesday night towards becoming the first country in the world to put its government at the centre of a legal marijuana industry.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Mugabe rigged elections, claims PM

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai derided the country's general election as "farce" today.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Snowden granted year's asylum by Russians

US snooping whistleblower Edward Snowden has left Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and gained temporary asylum in Russia.
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rocketed by 23 per cent in the first six months of 2013, the UN said today.
Cuban Vice-President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura praised Ecuadorian leader Rafael Correa and Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro today for their fight against US imperialism.
Cambodia's opposition party challenged official election results today and claim it was the winner.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Protests erupt as sentencing begins

Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning's sentencing hearing opened today as he faces up to 136 years behind bars.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Troops plan attack on massacre village

Syrian government troops launched a bid today to recapture a northern village where rebels massacred soldiers when they took it last week.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Ex-PM 'on verge of win'

Mali's government said today that former prime minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was on course to win the country's presidential elections.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Police told to shut down Cairo camps

Egypt's military-backed government ordered police today to end sit-ins by supporters of toppled president Mohammed Morsi.
Taliban fighters overwhelmed Pakistani prison guards on Monday night and sprung more than 250 people from a north-western jail.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

Tunisian unions tell government to go

Trade unions called on Tunisia's Islamist government to step down today so that the country's dire security situation can be cleared up.
Fast food workers in seven US cities held raucous protests on Monday evening to demand pay rises and the right to unionise.
Wikileaks whistleblower Private Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy in a US military courtroom today but still faces punishment totalling up to 136 years in jail.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

Rich 'at risk' Greeks charged for guards

Greeks earning more than €100,000 (£85,000) will have to bung police thousands of euros a month if they want protection from potential politically motivated attacks.
A string of explosions on Monday night in a Christian area of Kano, Nigeria, has killed at least 24 people.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

EU's top diplomat Ashton meets ousted Morsi

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said today that deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi is doing well.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:00

Dozens killed by multiple car bombings

More than a dozen car bombs wreaked devastation across Iraq today, killing at least 60 people.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood vowed to march on the military intelligence headquarters in Cairo today evening to call for the reinstatement of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:00

Journalists 'could have been spied on'

New Zealand became the latest battlefield in the US National Security Agency's controversial global surveillance programme today after its prime minister admitted it was "possible" journalists had been spied on.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:00

Apple plants 'violating law'

Taiwanese firm Pegatron was accused today of "at least 86" labour violations at factories in mainland China manufacturing products for technology giant Apple.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:00

Middle East peace talks begin

Palestinian and Israeli teams flew to Washington today for another round of Middle East peace talks.
Loyalist killer Michael Stone must serve his full 30-year sentence before being considered for parole, judges ruled today.
by Our Foreign Desk Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi defiantly remained at their Cairo sit-in today despite a weekend of violence that left 72 people dead according to the official count.
Monday, 29 July 2013 00:00

Protests and jail break rock Libya

by Our Foreign Desk Libya was plunged further into chaos over the weekend with violent demonstations and a mass jail break showing the parlous state of the country's security.
Monday, 29 July 2013 00:00

Train driver formally accused

by Our Foreign Desk The driver of a train that flew off the rails near the Galician town of Santiago de Compostela killing 79 people was formally accused of reckless homicide at the weekend.
Monday, 29 July 2013 00:00

Ministers back release of Palestinians

Israel's cabinet provisionally approved the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners today following a fiery meeting.

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