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Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Abortion Bill talks run through night

Irish Republic: An 18-hour debate on the government's Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill crashed through two deadlines and ran until 5am today without conclusion.
Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Beijing to roll out car restrictions

China: The government said today that it plans to get more cities to restrict vehicle purchases in a bid to fight pollution and traffic congestion.
Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

US sends military jets to Egypt

Egypt: The US will deliver four F-16 fighter jets to the military despite the country's political unrest, US officials said today.
Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

World Cup firms face £260m claim

South Africa: At least five 2010 World Cup host cities are claiming hundreds of millions of pounds back from construction companies because they colluded and inflated prices when building stadiums and other infrastructure for the tournament.
Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Karadzic genocide charge reinstated

Netherlands: Appeals judges at the United Nations Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague today reinstated a genocide charge against Radovan Karadzic, which is linked to allegations of killing and mistreating non-Serbs at the start of the Bosnian war in 1992.
Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Thousands take part in strike

Brazil: Tens of thousands of workers walked out in a nationwide strike today to demand better public transport, health and education, agricultural reform and a shorter working week.
United States: Apple milked the popularity of its iTunes store to form
Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Staff occupy city hall in cuts rally

Greece: Protesting council workers blockaded Thessaloniki city hall today in protest at new austerity measures that will see thousands of public-sector workers lose their jobs.
New Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi began forming a cabinet today.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Orangemen told to stay clear of Ardoyne

Unionist marchers in Northern Ireland will not be allowed to pass through the Ardoyne district of Belfast following serious rioting in recent years, the Parades Commission ruled today.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Pinera: Raped child shows 'maturity'

Chile: Anti-abortion President Sebastian Pinera shocked campaigners today when he praised an 11-year-old girl for her "depth and maturity" after she said she wanted to give birth to a baby conceived when she was raped by her mother's partner.
Morocco: A key coalition party left the Islamist-led government on Tuesday and officially joined the opposition.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

Union cut out of planning decisions

Turkey: Parliament voted late on Tuesday to end the right of a union of architects and city planners to approve construction projects.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 00:00

Greek border guards abusing asylum-seekers

Refugees trying to reach Greece from conflict-torn countries are being unlawfully returned to Turkey by Greek coast and border guards, Amnesty International warned today.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 00:00

Brotherhood rejects vote timetable

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood today rejected a new timetable for amending the Islamist-drafted constitution and holding elections.
Fugitive US whistle-blower Edward Snowden won the support of Cuba on Monday for his bid for asylum in Latin America.
Thirteen people are now confirmed dead and dozens still missing after the massive explosion caused by a runaway oil tanker train that derailed and flattened part of small Canadian town Lac-Megantic.
Japan may restart several reactors shut down by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in about a year, a senior regulator claimed today.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 00:00

Judge 'can't stop' gulag force-feeding

A US federal judge ruled on Monday that she did not have the authority to stop the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay hunger-strikers.
An Afghan soldier opened fire on Nato troops at the Kandahar airfield today, wounding three soldiers.
Egyptian troops today killed more than 50 protesters who had been demanding the return of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

Troika calls for more job cuts

Greece's ruthless creditors said today that they would hand over more bailout cash if the government sacks thousands more public-sector workers.
Harrowing footage was released today of actor and rapper Yasiin Bey volunteering for the force-feeding to which dozens of Guantanamo Bay inmates have been subjected.
Philippine troops called off an attack on a breakaway rebel faction today to allow peace talks to resume this week.
China's former rail minister Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death sentence today for bribery and abusing his power.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

Ba'ath party replaces top officials

Syria's ruling Ba'ath party elected a new regional command today as a rising tide of violence sweeps the country.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

Forty missing after train blast

Rescue workers struggled to find 40 missing people in Canada at the weekend after a runaway oil tanker train exploded.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

15 killed in bomb and gun attacks

Iraq: At least 15 people were killed in a series of attacks across the country today and late on Sunday.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

Oil giant cleared of Iraq corruption

France: A Paris court acquitted oil giant Total and several former government officials today of corruption charges linked to the UN oil-for-food programme in Iraq.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

New Iran talks

Middle East: The UN atomic energy agency and Iran may hold a new round of talks in August, diplomats said today.
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