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Turkey Hits Targets Inside Syria After Border Deaths

Turkey says it has fired artillery against targets inside Syria, after Syrian shells killed five people in a Turkish border town. The Turkish military shelled Syrian targets identified by radar near the border. Turkish territory has been hit by fire from Syria on several occasions since the uprising against President Assad began, but Wednesday's incident was the most serious. The dead are said to include a ...

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China’s Bo Xilai Expelled and Accused of Corruption

Mr Bo, the ex-Communist Party leader in the city of Chongqing, is accused of abuse of power and corruption. His wife, Gu Kailai, was given a suspended death sentence in August for murdering UK national Neil Heywood. The scandal has overshadowed the party congress that will oversee China's change of leadership. It will begin on 8 November, state media have announced. ...

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Spain Budget to Impose Further Austerity Measures

Spain is due to set out its austerity budget for 2013 later, against a backdrop of a deteriorating economy and 25% unemployment rate. Madrid is expected to outline 39bn euros ($50bn; £31bn) worth of savings, tax rises, and structural reforms. It comes amid further protests this week, and growing expectations that Spain will seek a bailout from its eurozone partners. On Friday, results of a stress test on Sp ...

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Miss Dominica 2013 Pre-Show Eliminations

After a night of fierce competitions seven contestants have been chosen from a field of 12, as the 2013 Carnival Queen Pageant completed their eliminations pre-show at the Arawak House of Culture on Saturday September 22nd. Many Dominicans were excited to witness what the young ladies had in store as the Arawak House of Culture was filled to the brim for the night’s event. 12 contestants appeared in one and ...

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Bo Xilai scandal: Police chief Wang Lijun jailed for 15 years

The ex-police chief at the heart of China's biggest political scandal in years has been sentenced to 15 years in jail. Wang Lijun was jailed for ''bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and bribetaking. The policeman's flight in February to a US consulate led to the downfall of his ex-boss, top politician Bo Xilai. ...

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Last of Obama ‘Surge’ Troops Leave Afghanistan

The last of 33,000 extra US soldiers sent to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama, more than three years ago have left the country. They were deployed with the aim of pushing back the Taliban and allowing Afghan government forces time to take over the security of their own country. Some 68,000 US service personnel remain as so-called insider attacks by Afghan soldiers and police increase. ...

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Russia Expels USAID Development Agency

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced it will close its offices in Russia following an order from the authorities there to cease operations. The Russian government gave the US a deadline of October 1st to close the mission, accusing it of meddling in politics. USAID has worked in Russia for two decades, spending nearly $3billion on aid and democratic programmes, but th ...

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Anti-Islam Film: Thousands Protest Around Muslim World

Fresh protests are taking place around the Muslim world, over an amateur anti-Islam video produced in the United States. At least one protester was killed in violent protests in Pakistan and thousands attended an angry rally in the Philippines city of Marawi. Weapons were fired and police cars torched by protesters in the Afghan capital Kabul, in addition to a large rally which is taking place in Lebanon, a ...

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