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As chemical weapons stockpiles shrink, OPCW eyes new threats

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:40
With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria.
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Report: Powerful explosion in southern Turkey; 9 wounded

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:15
A Turkish news agency says an explosion near a police station in the southern city of Gaziantep has wounded at least nine people.
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Malaysia deports 32 Taiwan suspects to China, draws protest

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:10
Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of disputes that has raised new friction between China and Taiwan.
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Kenya burns tons of ivory tusks to protest poaching

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 01:40
Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.
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Islamic State claims responsibility for killing Hindu man in Bangladesh

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 01:31
A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh in the latest attack claimed by radical Islamists in the Muslim-majority nation, police said.
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Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 00:26
Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China to face wire fraud charges.
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Lost in the seat cushions, there's $100 million in spare change

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 00:15
The quarter stuck to the blob of gum in the ashtray, the dime wedged between the driver’s seat cushions—these are the coins of Ronnie Shahar’s realm.
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Parents honor murdered aid worker Kayla Mueller by pressing UN, Washington to fight ISIS

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 00:15
The father of Kayla Mueller, the relief aid worker who was held hostage by ISIS and forced to marry Al Baghdadi before she was killed last year says that his family feels more needs to done to address the issue of ISIS and the trail of genocide being left in their wake.
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Iraqi protesters pour into heavily fortified Green Zone, storm parliament

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 00:01
Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.
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China's April manufacturing activity weaker than expected

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:22
China's manufacturing activity was weaker than expected in April, according to a survey by an industry group.
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Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:52
Venezuela's president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation.
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The Latest: Iraq tightens security after Green Zone breach

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:59
The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 5:00 p.m.
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20 Egyptians get life in prison over 2013 storming of jail

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:37
An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to life in prison for storming a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said in January 2013.
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Thousands claim vote rigging by Serbia's ruling populists

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:26
Thousands of opposition supporters have protested in front of the Serbian state electoral commission against what their leaders are saying is widespread vote rigging by the ruling populists.
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Holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem draws thousands

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:19
Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection.
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Kenya to burn huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:13
Kenya is set to burn 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.
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Anti-government protesters breach Baghdad's Green Zone

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:23
Dozens of protesters have climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone and could be seen storming into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government.
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South Sudan: 32 kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:41
Authorities in South Sudan said they have recovered 32 of the 125 Ethiopian children who the Ethiopian government said were abducted from its Gambela region two weeks ago during a deadly cattle raid blamed on a South Sudanese militia.
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Bangladesh Hindu man hacked to death, in latest such attack

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:23
Police in Bangladesh say a Hindu man has been hacked to death on the heels of a spate of similar attacks in the South Asian nation.
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Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:13
Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends.
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