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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Thousands rally for Taiwan leader’s resignation

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 07:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Angry protestors demand Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou step down Thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei in a series of protests on Sunday, hurling shoes at the portrait of the beleaguered President Ma Ying-jeou and demanding he step down. The demonstrators, from several groups, asked Ma, also the chairman of the ruling Kuomintang ...

  7. News - World - ISRAEL

    Israel announces arrest of Iranian ‘spy’

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 06:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Israeli intelligence says 'spy' was working for Iranian Revolutionary Guards Israel’s Shin Bet security service on Sunday announced the arrest on September 11 of an Iranian “spy” carrying photographs of the US embassy in Tel Aviv. News of the arrest was released just hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Washington and New ...

  8. News - China

    Beijing criticised over Tiananmen Square's psychedelic-style vase costing 570,000 yuan

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 03:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Giant vase installed in square prompts scathing criticism online A giant vase installed in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square ahead of a national holiday has met with scathing criticism from Chinese internet users after a newspaper revealed its cost on Sunday. An enormous psychedelic-looking red pot topped with huge fake flowers and imitation peaches ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Death toll from Indonesia asylum boat sinking increases to 28

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Officials fear many more refugees from Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen still missing The death toll from the sinking of an Australia-bound asylum seeker boat off Indonesia’s main Java island rose to 28 on Sunday, with many more still feared missing, police said. “We found seven more bodies after sweeping the coast this morning, six adults and a boy,” Warsono, ...

  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    US accused of denying its airspace to China-bound Venezuelan president

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 09:56am by Agence France-Presse in Caracas

    ... Agence France-Presse in Caracas Venezuela accused the United States of hampering its diplomatic efforts on Thursday, saying Washington was denying airspace to its China-bound president and blocking visas for its UN delegation. In a fiery speech in the capital Caracas, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro bristled with outrage at the “serious offense” of denying his plane rights ...




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