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Syria Conflict: Obama Approves U.S Surveillance Flights

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U.S President Barack Obama has authorised surveillance flights over Syria in order to gain intelligence on the activities of Islamic State.

Berlin's Embattled Mayor Klaus Wowereit To Quit

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Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit has said he will step down on 11 December amid an ongoing row over the city's new airport.

Putin and Poroshenko Shake Hands At Start Of Meeting In Minsk, Belarus

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Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko greeted each other with a handshake at the start of talks in Belarus on Tuesday on the Ukraine crisis, the first time the two presidents have met since June. Tensions between the two countries were heightened before the meeting when Ukraine released video of Russian soldiers it has captured in eastern Ukraine, where its army has been fighting pro-Russian separatist rebels since April.

Taiwan Scrambled Jets To Intercept 2 Chinese Military Aircraft In Its Airspace

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Taiwan's air force scrambled fighter jets to track two Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol aircraft which intruded into the island's airspace, a senior air force officer said Tuesday.

10 Armed Russian Soldiers Detained In Donetsk Region Of Eastern Ukraine

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Ukraine says its armed forces have seized 10 Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian soil near the volatile eastern city of Donetsk amid escalating tensions between Kiev and Moscow.

French President François Orders Prime Minister Manuel Valls To Form A New Government

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French President François Hollande has ordered Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government after two senior ministers criticized their austerity policies.

Egypt: At Least 19 Killed In Bus Crash

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On Friday, a collision between two tour busses servicing the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh killed 33 people and injured 41.

Ebola: Japan Ready To Offer Experimental Drug

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Tokyo stands ready to offer an experimental drug developed by a Japanese company to help stem the global tide of the deadly Ebola virus, the top government spokesman said on Monday.

British Nurse With Ebola Arrives In London Hospital

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A British nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone arrived at a London hospital on Sunday, the ministry of defence said.

Thai Airways Denies Reports That 200 Pilots Have Suddenly Quit

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Thai Airways International Pcl , whose earnings have been hit by fierce competition and high operating costs, denied local media reports that 200 pilots have suddenly left the company due to concerns over the carrier's finances.

French President Asks Prime Minister To Form New Government

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France's President François Hollande Monday asked Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government after senior ministers publicly criticized the Socialist leader's policies over the weekend.

Russia Says It Intends To Send Another Aid Convoy To Ukraine

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Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov said Monday Russia had told Ukraine it intends to send another humanitarian aid convoy.

 

Microbial Life Found Living On The Exterior Of The International Space Station

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A new report claims that Russian scientists have discovered traces of marine life living on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS).

Baghdad: At Least 8 People Killed After Suicide Bomber Rammed Vehicle Into Intelligence Headquarters

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A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into an intelligence headquarters in Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least eight people, police and medical sources said.

Gaza Conflict: Israeli Boy's Death Will Intensify Ops - Benjamin Netanyahu

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said military operations will "intensify" after an Israeli boy was killed by fire from Gaza.

James Foley 'May Have Volunteered For Execution To Save Other Hostages'

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James Foley may have volunteered to be murdered to spare the lives of fellow hostages, his family said, as it emerged that his kidnappers had emailed them last week to say they were about to “execute” him.

Hiroshima: Death Toll From Landslide Climbs To 46

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The death toll from huge landslides in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture has risen to 46, with at least 41 people still missing.

170 Feared Dead After Boat With Migrants Sinks Off Libya’s Coast

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A boat carrying 170 undocumented migrants from sub-Saharan Africa was feared lost at sea off the Libyan capital Tripoli, a local coast guard official told siad on Friday.

Ukraine: Merkel To Visit As Russian Convoy Returns

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive in Ukraine, a day after calling Russia's decision to send an unauthorised aid convoy there a "dangerous escalation".

Japan Landslide: Death Toll Rises To 39 in Hiroshima

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Heavy rain has hampered rescue operations in Japan’s Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 39 people.