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Sudan’s Bashir to seek re-election in 2015

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir – in power since a 1989 coup – will stand for re-election in April 2015 after being retained as the leader of the ruling party, an adviser has said. Bashir, who is the only sitting head of state … Continue reading

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Multiple car bombings rock Baghdad

A series of bombs targeting restaurants across the Iraqi capital Baghdad have killed at least 21 people, police and medics said. Twelve people were killed in Baghdad’s northern Talibiya district on Tuesday when a car bomb blew up directly in … Continue reading

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Hong Kong talks fail to break impasse

Hong Kong student representatives and government officials have held much-awaited talks to end street protests now in their fourth week, but achieved little progress to defuse the crisis in China’s semi-autonomous city. In opening remarks, student leader Alex Chow said … Continue reading

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ISIL ‘launches fierce new assault’ on Kobane

Kurdish fighters in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane weathered a fresh onslaught by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as they awaited promised reinforcements from Iraq. The Kurdish militia faced fierce attacks on … Continue reading

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Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim

21 October 2014 Last updated at 11:15 A cluster bomblet found in Donetsk in August A leading human rights group says it has strong evidence Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many other states. Human … Continue reading

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Man walks again after transplant

21 October 2014 Last updated at 05:31 By Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Watch Darek Fidyka walk with the aid of a frame A paralysed man has been able to walk again … Continue reading

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‘Negligence’ behind Total boss death

21 October 2014 Last updated at 13:21 Russian investigators have said “criminal negligence” caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total’s chief executive. Christophe de Margerie died along with three crew members when his … Continue reading

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Pistorius given five years in jail

21 October 2014 Last updated at 12:03 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Judge Thokozile Masipa hands down the sentence South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva … Continue reading

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Third UN employee dies of Ebola

A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola, the third employee to succumb to the deadly virus, the organisation has said. A statement by UN Women said Edmund Bangura-Sesay, a local driver for their office in Sierra Leone, died … Continue reading

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Deadly car bombings hit Iraq’s Karbala

Five car bombings in the revered Iraqi city of Karbala have killed at least 15 people, Iraqi official have said. A police officer said on Monday that the explosives-laden cars were parked in commercial areas and parking lots near government … Continue reading

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