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China celebrates Mao’s 120th birth anniversary

China celebrates Mao’s 120th birth anniversary

China is celebrating Mao’s 120th birth anniversary with noodles and fireworks. President Xi Jingping marked the occasion by visiting Mao’s preserved corpse. The founder of the People’s Republic led the…

Egyptian government declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egyptian government declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

The interim Egyptian government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group after its members attacked a police headquarters earlier this week. ┬áThe Egyptian military had deposed Mohammed Morsi and…

37 killed in series of car bomb attacks in Iraq

37 killed in series of car bomb attacks in Iraq

37 people were killed in a series of car bomb attacks in Iraq. According to local authorities, 11 car bombs struck Shiite-majority areas in Baghdad province. More than 120 were…

33 people killed in car bomb attack in Pakistan

33 people killed in car bomb attack in Pakistan

33 people have been killed in a car bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan today. This is the third blast to hit the city of Peshawar in a week. According to…

More than 45 dead as 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan

More than 45 dead as 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan

At least 45 people have been confirmed dead as a huge earthquake hit southwest Pakistan today. The 7.7-magnitude quake toppled homes and sent people rushing into the streets in panic.…

Angela Markel wins third term in German elections

Angela Markel wins third term in German elections

Chancellor Angela Merkel managed to capture a landslide victory in German elections, securing her third term. Merkel’s Christian Democrats fell a few seat short of their own majority with 41.5%…

Chinese politician Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison

Chinese politician Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison

The People’s Court in China has sentenced fallen Chinese political star Bo Xilai to life in prison. Bo was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. The catalyst for…

Indian security forces kill 14 Maoists in Orissa state

Indian security forces kill 14 Maoists in Orissa state

Indian security forces have killed 14 Maoist fighters in eastern India today. This is the single biggest rebel death in the state of Orissa. According to police officials, 14 rebels…

35 dead in bombings at Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad

35 dead in bombings at Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad

According to Iraqi government officials, at least 35 people were killed in a coordinated car and suicide bomb attacks on a Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad yesterday evening. Worshipers were leaving…

Family of former South Korean President to settle US$ 154 million in fines

Family of former South Korean President to settle US$ 154 million in fines

According to international media reports, the family of a former South Korean President has agreed to pay back US$ 154 million in fines. Former President Chun Doo-hwan was convicted of…

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