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Qatar announces changes to labour law

0 Visits: 1479 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:34:26
Plan to abolish sponsorship system and exit permits for expats unveiled, but no timeline set for implementation.

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Nigeria villagers kill Boko Haram fighters

0 Visits: 1336 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:32:13
Villagers kill and detain scores of fighters suspected of planning a fresh attack in the country's north.

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S Sudan faces 'catastrophic levels of hunger'

0 Visits: 1094 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:28:14
Oxfam says aid groups face mammoth task of getting massive levels of emergency aid to people in war-torn Unity state.

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Dozens killed in Vietnam anti-China protests

0 Visits: 1333 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:25:34
At least 21 killed in latest incident of rioting over the Chinese construction of an oil rig in disputed waters.

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Anger in Turkey over deadly mine disaster

0 Visits: 1329 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:11:26
Protests erupt in several parts of country over explosion in coal mine that has left at least 282 people dead.

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British government advises its nationals to leave Mombasa over threat of impending attack

0 Visits: 1225 | Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 18:27:53
Nairobi, Kenya: The British government has now told more than 5,000 British nationals who are in Mombasa to leave because of high threat of a terror attack.

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Somali campaigner lauds for House of Lords backing of Khat ban

0 Visits: 1351 | Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 18:23:15
A prominent Somali campaigner Abukar Awale who lobbies for the Khat ban in the UK has vehemently welcomed the decision by the House of Lords which approved plans to ban the narcotic leaf 'Khat' in the United Kingdom be implemented.

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Hundreds trapped in Turkey coal mine

0 Visits: 1133 | Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 10:21:20
At least 17 miners killed and 300 still trapped after coal mine explosion in western Manisa province.

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China 'building airstrip' on disputed reef

0 Visits: 1632 | Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 10:10:32
Philippines accuses China of reclaiming land to build an airstrip on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

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French photojournalist killed in CAR

0 Visits: 1295 | Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 10:08:57
Body of Camille Lepage found in vehicle that had been driven by Christian militia fighters, French presidency says.

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Saudi Arabia reveals invitation to Iranian FM

0 Visits: 1186 | Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 10:04:42
Prince Saud al-Faisal says his Iranian counterpart has been invited to Riyadh but does not say when overture was made.

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Soldiers killed in east Ukraine ambush

0 Visits: 1512 | Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 10:03:01
Defence Ministry says at least six government troops killed by separatists near city of Krematorsk.

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Syria mediator Brahimi announces resignation

0 Visits: 1172 | Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 09:59:08
UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi to step down on May 31, largely out of frustration with Assad's plans to hold vote.

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Death toll at Turkey mine blast passes 200

0 Visits: 1140 | Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 09:56:02
At least 201 miners killed, dozens still trapped, after coal mine explodes in western Manisa province, official says.

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Turkey rules out compensation to Cyprus

0 Visits: 1182 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 16:12:28
Foreign minister says Ankara saw no obligation to pay $124m compensation ordered by European court over 1974 invasion.

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Olmert sentenced to six years for bribery

0 Visits: 1280 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 16:07:27
Former Israeli prime minister receives six-year jail term for taking bribes over property deal.

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EU court backs 'right to be forgotten' in Google case

0 Visits: 1110 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 16:03:29
A top EU court has ruled Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten".

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Multiple car bomb blasts across Baghdad

0 Visits: 1221 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 15:57:08
At least 25 killed in seven explosions in mainly Shia areas of the Iraqi capital.

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Kidnapped Jordanian ambassador freed by Libyan captors

0 Visits: 1654 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 11:11:39
Jordan's ambassador to Libya, who was kidnapped in Tripoli last month, has been freed, Libyan state TV reports said Tuesday. Masked gunmen abducted al-Itan in mid-April as he was going to work in Tripoli, shooting at his car and wounding his driver.

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Iran's nuclear purchases have slowed, UN experts say

0 Visits: 1168 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 11:07:56
Iranian purchases made in connection with its banned nuclear and missile programmes have slowed recently, a report by UN experts said Monday, on the eve of a new round of talks between Tehran and world powers in Vienna.

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