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Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball match kills 50

The News International

KHOST: Around 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. “The suicide attacker was on a motorcycle. He detonated himself ...

Newborn in drain: Why mothers abandon their babies

Sydney Morning Herald

Baby survived for six days down drain · Newborn plucked from stormwater drain · How a baby can survive six days in a drain. An Australian expert in post-natal depression has said mental illness or desperation might explain why some mothers may abandon ...

Iran, powers eye extension of nuclear talks with deadline hours away


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) is surrounded by security as he leaves after a meeting in Vienna November 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger. Related Topics. Top News » · World » · Supporters of Satguru Rampalji Maharaj, a self-styled ...

Chinese island project in disputed waters 'justifiable': general

Bangkok Post

BEIJING - Beijing on Monday fired back at US criticism of an artificial island project in the disputed South China Sea that could reportedly include an airstrip, with a top general defending it as "justifiable". China has fired back at US criticism of an artificial island ...

Tunisia Vote For Leader Likely to Go To a Runoff

New York Times

A polling station in Tunis, the capital, on Sunday. Beji Caid Essebsi, a former prime minister, and Moncef Marzouki, the interim president, were leading in Tunisia's first free presidential election. Credit Fadel Senna/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images.

Sumarti Ningsih murder: From Indonesia to Hong Kong

BBC News

Sumarti Ningsih began her life in a small town deep in the countryside of central Java. At the end of her life she was found murdered and decomposing in a suitcase on a Hong Kong balcony. She was just 23 years old. She was one of the thousands of ...

Volleyball woman Ghoncheh Ghavami out of Iran prison

BBC News

British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, has been freed on bail, her family says. Ms Ghavami was freed because of health problems and was staying with her parents in Tehran awaiting a ...

Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict

The Independent

Britain approved the sale of arms to Israel worth £7m in the six months before its offensive on Gaza this summer, including components for drones, combat aircraft and helicopters along with spare parts for sniper rifles, according to figures seen by The ...

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