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Somalia's Al-Shabab Militants Impose Dress Code

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Somalia's Al-Shabab militants have rounded up about 100 women and ordered them to comply with a strict Islamic dress code or risk being whipped.

European Commission To Open Investigation Into Apple For Tax Agreements

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The European Commission is to open a formal investigation into Apple, Starbucks and Fiat in relation to tax arrangements with three EU countries.

US Safety Regulators: GM No Longer Has To Pay $7000 Daily Fine

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US safety regulators said that General Motors company no longer has to pay a $7,000 daily fine for its failure to supply required documents about the defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.

China Dismiss Japan's Protest Concerning 'Comfort Women'

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China on Wednesday dismissed Japan’s protest against Beijing’s application for the inclusion of the 1937 Nanjing massacre and the "comfort women" forced to work in wartime military brothels in a UNESCO programme as unreasonable.

Taxi Drivers Go On Strike In France

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Angry taxi drivers scuffled with unlicensed taxi drivers on Wednesday at a protest against car hire services in France.

Ukraine Rejects Russian Proposal

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Ukraine said on Wednesday it had rejected a Russian proposal that would reduce the price it pays Moscow for natural gas by more than 20 percent and ruled out paying its gas debts until a pricing deal is reached.

China Dismisses Vietnamese Accusations Over Warships Being Sent To Guard Its Oil Rigs In Areas Of Disputed Territory

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China on Wednesday dismissed as "completely incorrect" Vietnamese accusations that it had sent warships to guard its oil rig at the centre of an increasingly bitter territorial dispute in the south China sea which Hanoi said appeared to be on the move again.

Egypt Court Sentences Prominent Pro-Democracy Activist, Alaa Abdul Fattah For Illegal Protest

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A court in Egypt has sentenced one of the country's most prominent pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdul Fattah, to fifteen years in jail for illegal protest and attacking a police officer

Australia And Japan Hold Meetings To Talk Defense And Procurement Of Japanese Submarines

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Australia's foreign and defense ministers have met with Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo on Wednesday as the two countries hold meetings to talk defense cooperation and Australia's procurement of Japanese submarines. 

Angelina Jolie And William Hague Kick Of Second Day Of Summit On Ending Sexual Violence

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Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie, and British foreign secretary, William Hague, kicked off the second day of a summit on ending sexual violence on Wednesday. 

As Many As 500,000 People Flee City Of Mosul In Iraqi After Islamist Militants Take Control

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The International Organization For Migration says as many as five hundred thousand people have been forced to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul after hundreds of Islamist militants took control of it.

EU Leaders Set To Reach A Consensus On EU Reform

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Centre-right leaders from Sweden, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands are meeting near Stockholm to try to reach a consensus on European reform.

Pakistan: Gun Battle Erupts Close To Karachi Airport

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A fierce gun battle has erupted close to Karachi airport, Pakistan’s biggest and busiest, one day after it was stormed by Taliban militants.  

Iraq Militants Takes Control Of Part Of Mosul

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Iraq officials say militants have taken control of parts of Mosul, on a fifth day of Fighting in the northern Iraqi city.      

Hague: UK to Hold Summit On Sexual Violence In War

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A 4-day summit on sexual violence in war is to begin in London, hosted by UK foreign secretary William Hague and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie.

5 Nato Soldiers Killed In Southern Afghanistan

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The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says the incident took place on Monday but gave no details.

Ukraine Orders Creation Of Corridors For Civilians To Flee Areas Of Conflict

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Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko has ordered the creation of humanitarian corridors for civilians to flee areas of the east hit by conflict.

Muslim Cleric Shot Dead In Mombasa, Kenya

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A leading Muslim cleric has been shot dead in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa.

Seven Men Have Been Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexual Assault In Egypt

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Seven men have been arrested on Suspicion of sexually assaulting women at Sunday's celebrations for the inauguration of Egypt's new president.

Libyan Prime Minister To Step Down Following Supreme Court's Ruling

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Disputed Libyan prime minister, Ahmed Maiteeq says he is stepping down to comply with a supreme court ruling that his election was unconstitutional.