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  1. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Three dead as Typhoon Wutip batters central Vietnam

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi China deploys navy warships and aircraft to search for survivors At least three people were killed and 26 others injured as Typhoon Wutip slammed into central Vietnam, leaving more than 70 fishermen missing and a trail of devastation in its wake, reports said on Tuesday. Some 250,000 houses were destroyed or damaged and tens of thousands of hectares ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM wavers on asylum during Indonesia trip

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 04:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Tony Abbott strikes conciliatory tone as he seeks to strengthen business ties with Indonesia Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday said he remained committed to crushing the “evil scourge” of people-smuggling but appeared to waver on some of the key elements of his hardline boatpeople policy. On a trip to Jakarta, where officials have ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad area bombings kill at least 50

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 11:23am by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Bombings latest in Sunni-Shiite violence in central Iraq Twelve car bombs, mainly targeting Shiite-majority areas in and around Baghdad, killed at least 47 people on Monday, while at least three died in a blast against Sunni worshippers, officials said. The bombings were the latest in a string of sectarian attacks in central Iraq that have raised ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Death toll in Pakistan bombing rises to 42

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 02:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Peshawar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar Bombing is third deadly strike in week to hit northwestern city of Peshawar The death toll from a car bomb attack in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar rose to 42 on Monday, hospital authorities said. The bombing on Sunday, which caused carnage in a busy market area, was the third deadly strike in a week to hit the city, the gateway ...

  5. News - World - IRAN

    Iran nuclear deal could be reached in months, says Kerry

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 10:04am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Secretary of State's comments come amid marked improvement in relations between Washington and Tehran US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday a deal with Iran could be brokered within months if Tehran proves that its nuclear programme was not being used to build atomic weapons. In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes programme, ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH KOREA

    US Defence Secretary Hagel says no decision yet on extending US wartime command of South Koreans

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 07:52pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel late Saturday ruled out any quick decision on extending US wartime command over South Korea troops, a move authorities in Seoul are seeking. “I don’t think we’ll be in a position to make any final decision,” Hagel told reporters aboard the plane that was taking him to South Korea. In case of war with North Korea, the alliance ...

  7. News - China

    Man who planned Tiananmen anniversary protest goes on trial in China

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 06:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Gu Yimin denies charge of ‘inciting state subversion’ A man who planned a protest on the anniversary of China’s Tiananmen square crackdown went on trial on Sunday for “inciting state subversion”, his lawyer said. Gu Yimin denied the charge at the hearing in the eastern city of Changshu, said Liu Weiguo, one of his lawyers. State prosecutors said ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Airstrike kills 12 in Syria high school, says NGO

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 05:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says most killed were children under 18 An airstrike on a high school in a rebel-held city of northern Syria killed 12 people, most of them pupils, on Sunday, a monitoring group said. “The Syrian air force bombed a technical high school in the city of Raqa, killing 12 people, most of them children under 18, ...

  9. News - World - AUSTRIA

    Austrian coalition scrapes majority as far-right gains

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 11:40am by Agence France-Presse in Vienna

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vienna Austria’s two main political parties looked on Monday to have little alternative but to continue their unloved “grand coalition” for another five years after just scraping together a majority in elections. This is unless the conservatives attempt a repeat of their 2000 coalition with the third-placed far-right, which saw its share of the vote ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan buries victims of new earthquake

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 07:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Awaran

    ... Agence France-Presse in Awaran At least 22 killed in Awaran district after 6.8-magnitude earthquake The victims of a new earthquake to hit southwest Pakistan, days after a massive tremor, were buried Sunday as officials distributed a fresh consignment of relief goods to survivors. The powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday and killed at least 22 people in a region ...




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