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Sense of fear and uncertainty as Peshawar toll crosses 80 – The Hindu

The HinduSense of fear and uncertainty as Peshawar toll crosses 80The HinduA lone policeman with a submachine gun is on guard outside St. Thomas church, one of the two big churches in the city. Its huge maroon gates with golden crosses are firmly shut but you can see the large red brick building through the fir trees. Built in 1992 … [Read more...]

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff calls off US trip – BBC News

BBC NewsBrazilian President Dilma Rousseff calls off US tripBBC NewsBrazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off a state visit to Washington next month in a row over allegations of US espionage. The US National Security Agency (NSA) has been accused of intercepting emails and messages from Ms Rousseff, her aides … [Read more...]

Egypt police storm area near Cairo, officer killed – Reuters

Washington PostEgypt police storm area near Cairo, officer killedReutersBy Yasmine Saleh. CAIRO | Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:15am EDT. CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces clashed with gunmen on the outskirts of Cairo on Thursday as the army-backed government moved to reassert control over an Islamist-dominated area … [Read more...]

Turkey shuts border gate after clashes in Syrian frontier town – Reuters

The Daily StarTurkey shuts border gate after clashes in Syrian frontier townReutersANKARA | Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:12am EDT. ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has closed one of its border gates to Syria after an al Qaeda-affiliated rebel group clashed with units of the Arab- and Western-backed Free Syrian Army in the Syrian town of Azaz near … [Read more...]

Anti-euro party could enter German parliament: poll – Reuters

Economic TimesAnti-euro party could enter German parliament: pollReutersBERLIN | Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:59am EDT. BERLIN (Reuters) - For the first time a new German anti-euro party has cleared the 5 percent threshold for entering parliament in an opinion poll, indicating Chancellor Angela Merkel might be unable to repeat her … [Read more...]

Through Diplomacy, Obama Finds a Pen Pal in Iran – New York Times

The HinduThrough Diplomacy, Obama Finds a Pen Pal in IranNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Few American presidents have held a deeper belief in the power of the written word than President Obama. And in few ways has that belief been more tested than in his frustrating private correspondence with the leaders of Iran, a country … [Read more...]

China media: Bo Xilai verdict – BBC News

BBC NewsChina media: Bo Xilai verdictBBC NewsThe upcoming verdict in the case of disgraced former top politician Bo Xilai is dominating the Hong Kong media, while mainland papers discuss the sentencing of a mother over the death of her children. The Jinan Intermediate People's Court in eastern China … [Read more...]

Germany contributing $2.7 million to help effort to destroy Syrian chemical … – Fox News

Telegraph.co.ukGermany contributing $2.7 million to help effort to destroy Syrian chemical ...Fox NewsBERLIN – Germany says it's giving 2 million euros ($2.7 million) to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to help it oversee the destruction of Syria's arms stocks. An agreement last Saturday between Russia and the U.S. called for an … [Read more...]

Funeral for Greek man stabbed to death – MiamiHerald.com

The GuardianFuneral for Greek man stabbed to deathMiamiHerald.comATHENS, Greece -- Hundreds of mourners are gathering in a cemetery west of Athens for the funeral of a 34-year-old musician a day after he was stabbed to death in a killing blamed on a member of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party. Pavlos Fyssas … [Read more...]

Police identify bus driver in Ottawa crash that killed six – The Globe and Mail

Toronto StarPolice identify bus driver in Ottawa crash that killed sixThe Globe and MailOttawa Police have formally identified the bus driver killed in a tragic crash in Ottawa as 45-year-old Dave Woodard. Mr. Woodard was among the six people killed Wednesday morning when the double-decker bus he was driving drove through a railway … [Read more...]

New Attack Raises Fears of Broader Threat in Philippines – New York Times

The Star OnlineNew Attack Raises Fears of Broader Threat in PhilippinesNew York TimesMANILA — Two small, ultraviolent rebel groups joined forces to fight government troops Thursday morning in the southern Philippines, a clash that occurred on an island adjacent to the city where several hundred rebels are in a standoff with the Philippine … [Read more...]

Japan anger over French Fukushima cartoon – BBC News

BBC NewsJapan anger over French Fukushima cartoonBBC NewsJapan will formally protest about a cartoon in a French satirical weekly of sumo wrestlers with extra limbs at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. The caption says: "Thanks to Fukushima, sumo is now an Olympic sport", a reference to Tokyo's successful bid to … [Read more...]

Catalans form human chain for independence from Spain – BBC News

BBC NewsCatalans form human chain for independence from SpainBBC NewsSupporters of Catalonia's independence from Spain have joined hands to form a 400km (250-mile) human chain across the region in support of their cause. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the event, which comes on Catalonia's national day.Catalan Separatists Pull Off Protest But Referendum Is HarderWall Street … [Read more...]

German parties eyeing Obamas web-savvy campaign – Politico

San Francisco ChronicleGerman parties eyeing Obamas web-savvy campaignPoliticoBERLIN — Representatives from Germany's major political parties all made pilgrimages to the United States last fall to observe the Obama campaign's massive data and digital operation that's credited with helping the president win a second term. Very little of … [Read more...]

Colombia arrests woman ‘with cocaine’ in pregnancy bump – BBC News

BBC NewsColombia arrests woman 'with cocaine' in pregnancy bumpBBC NewsA Canadian national has been arrested in Colombia after trying to board a flight to Toronto with a phony pregnant belly stuffed with cocaine, police say. The tourist caught the attention of a policewoman at Bogota's International Airport who allegedly asked her … [Read more...]

Iraq blasts near Baghdad Shia mosque ‘kill at least 35’ – BBC News

AFPIraq blasts near Baghdad Shia mosque 'kill at least 35'BBC NewsTwo explosions near a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad have killed at least 35 people, officials say. At least 55 others were wounded in the attack in the largely Shia district of Kasra as worshippers were leaving the mosque after evening prayers.Dozens killed in bombings at Baghdad Shi'ite mosqueeuronewsIraq … [Read more...]

North Korea’s Yongbyon reactor ‘nearing operation’ – BBC News

BBC NewsNorth Korea's Yongbyon reactor 'nearing operation'BBC NewsSteam has been seen rising from North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility, suggesting that the reactor has been restarted, a US institute says. The colour and volume of the steam indicated that the reactor was in or nearing operation, the institute said.North Korea Appears to Restart Plutonium ReactorNew York TimesUS … [Read more...]

Global roaming charges in the spotlight as EU scraps fees – Sydney Morning Herald

The GuardianGlobal roaming charges in the spotlight as EU scraps feesSydney Morning HeraldAn Australian consumer group has renewed calls for the regulation of mobile roaming charges as the European Union voted to bring an end to the hugely unpopular fees. The European Commission successfully adopted controversial telecommunications … [Read more...]