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Eighty people died after a train hurtled off the tracks while speeding round a bend on Wednesday night near a Christian festival city in north-west Spain.
US spooks received the green light on Wednesday night to continue their controversial mass surveillance.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Ex-Party star on graft charge

China charged former communist high-flier Bo Xiliai with bribery, corruption and abuse of power today.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Nationalist party chief shot dead

Thousands of people protested on the streets of Tunis today after the leader of an Arab nationalist political party was murdered.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Mothers appeal for action

The mothers of four Arab Iranians sentenced to death for allegedly making propaganda against the regime and provoking the enmity of God appealed today for global action to get them released.
Colombia saw its first legal same-sex union on Wednesday, though experts warned it wasn't the equivalent of a marriage.
A Federal judge stopped various bids challenging Detroit's bankruptcy on Wednesday, deciding that his courtroom would be the only place for legal action in the largest-such filing in US history.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Caricom launches reparations bid

Caribbean: The 14 members of regional group Caricom announced today that they had enlisted the help of British law firm Leigh Day & Co to seek reparations for slavery from former colonial powers Britain, France and the Netherlands.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

DPRK puts US spy ship on display

North Korea: A US spy ship captured during the cold war is set to go on display along the Pothong river tomorrow for Victory Day celebrations, marking the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean war.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Hamas shuts media outlets

Gaza: Hamas shut down media outlets al Arabiya and Maan today for spreading "fabricated rumours" that "harm the Palestinian national interest."
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Panel set up for constitutional study

Myanmar: Parliament established a 109-member committee including MPs from all parties today to review the country's constitution.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Rabbi shot in hate crime

Russia: Rabbi Ovadia Isakov was shot and gravely wounded in predominantly Muslim province Dagestan today in what officials described as a hate crime.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Assange reveals his Senate candidates

Australia: Julian Assange announced his WikiLeaks Party's candidates today for Senate elections due this year.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Syrian death toll at 100,000

UN: Secretary-general Ban Ki Moon said today that the death toll in the two-and-a-half-year-long Syrian civil war has topped 100,000.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Police arrest 22 at gay pride event

Montenegro: Police said today that they'd arrested 22 people over clashes that erupted during the Balkan country's first-ever gay pride event.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Delayed election finally held

Togo: The country went to the polls today in twice-delayed legislative elections.
Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Police break out besieged politicians

Bulgarian police battled with protesters today morning to free MPs trapped in parliament for more than eight hours.
Hundreds of health workers marched through Athens today during a 24-hour general strike against hospital closures and mass layoffs.
Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Canada toughens rail laws

Canada strengthened its rail safety laws on Tuesday in the wake of the Lac-Megantic oil train derailment and explosions that killed 47 people.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on a collision course with her junior coalition partner today as a row over the so-called solidarity surcharge deepened.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will stay in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport for the time being despite requesting temporary asylum in Russia, his lawyer said today.
Greek fascists abandoned their plans for a racist charity handout today after the Athens mayor ensured they weren't welcome in his city.
Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Refugee boat sinks on way to Australia

Rescuers were searching today for asylum-seekers still missing a day after their boat sank near Indonesia on the way to Australia.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:00

Bloodshed continues as six die in Cairo

Pre-dawn clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi left six people dead today.
Brazilian police patiently waited for the papal media circus to roll by on Monday night before moving to bash protesters' heads in.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:00

Rudd's immigration plan falters

People smugglers continued to set sail for Australia today despite PM Kevin Rudd's plan to ship them off to Papua New Guinea.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:00

Farm boss in court over teen attack

A South African farm boss will be hauled before a regional court next week after a brutal assault that left a 15-year-old blind and suffering from epilepsy.
An estimated 30 million girls across the world are at risk of undergoing genital mutilation within the next decade, Unicef warned today.
Al-Qaida claimed responsibility today for two raids on high-security prisons near Baghdad that killed dozens and freed hundreds of inmates.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:00

'Dream Nine' activists detained in Arizona

Nine immigration activists were being held at a detention centre in Arizona today after crossing the Mexican border.

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