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  1. Syria's Idlib city falls to Qaeda affiliate, allies: monitor

    Beirut (AFP) - Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized on Saturday the city of Idlib, the second provincial capital lost by the government, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  2. Who killed Kercher? Knox acquittal leaves murder mystery unsolved

    Rome (AFP) - Who killed Meredith Kercher? While Amanda Knox and her ex-lover celebrate their shock acquittal, the grisly case of the British student's murder is far from solved.

  3. Russia announces plan to build new space station with NASA

    Moscow (AFP) - Russia on Saturday announced initial plans to build a new orbital space station together with NASA to replace the International Space Station (ISS), which is set to operate until 2024.

  4. Iran talks go into top gear in battle of wills

    Iran talks go into top gear in battle of wills

    Lausanne (AFP) - Tortuous negotiations aimed at laying to rest fears that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons shifted into top gear Saturday with each side demanding the other give ground ahead of a looming deadline.

  5. Sri Lankan president's brother dies after axe attack

    Sri Lankan president's brother dies after axe attack

    Colombo (AFP) - The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena died in hospital Saturday after being attacked by an axe wielding acquaintance two days earlier, police said.

  6. Japan whaling ships return home from Antarctic with no catch

    Japan whaling ships return home from Antarctic with no catch

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese whaling ships returned home from the Antarctic on Saturday for the first time in nearly 30 years with no catch onboard, after a UN court ordered an end to their annual hunt, local media reported.

  7. Arab warplanes pummel Yemen rebels as Hadi meets allies

    Arab warplanes pummel Yemen rebels as Hadi meets allies

    Sanaa (AFP) - Arab warplanes pounded Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen for a third night while President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi held summit talks in Egypt Saturday with regional allies seeking to prevent his overthrow.

  8. Hong Kong rally marks half-year anniversary of democracy protests

    Hong Kong rally marks half-year anniversary of democracy protests

    Hong Kong (AFP) - Hundreds gathered next to the Hong Kong government headquarters on Saturday to mark the half-year anniversary of mass democracy protests and vowed to press their fight for fully free elections for the city's next leader.

  9. Malaysia arrests opposition figures to thwart protest

    Malaysia arrests opposition figures to thwart protest

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysian police arrested three leading opposition politicians in a bid to thwart a protest march on Saturday demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, his party said.

  10. Death toll in Mogadishu hotel attack rises

    Death toll in Mogadishu hotel attack rises

    Somalia's ambassador to Switzerland is among the 14 people killed in a gun and bomb attack on a hotel in Mogadishu.

  11. Dozens killed in SAmerican storms

    Dozens killed in SAmerican storms

    Dozens of people have been killed during extreme storms in Ecuador and Chile.

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