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Pakistan Taliban commander captured by U.S. military forces

Pakistan Taliban commander captured by U.S. military forces

A senior leader of the Pakistani Taliban has been captured by American military forces, a U.S. official said on Friday. Latif Mehsud was described by the State Department as a senior commander in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). “I can confirm that U.S. forces did capture......

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Turkish TV presenter fired for revealing cleavage

Turkish TV presenter fired for revealing cleavage

Turkish TV presenter Gözde Kansu (pictured) has been dismissed after a spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party criticised her for wearing a low-cut top on television, saying he found her outfit “unacceptable”.   A Turkish TV presenter...

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The Nobel committee did Malala a favor in passing her over for the peace prize

The Nobel committee did Malala a favor in passing her over for the peace prize

There was a moment midway through Malala Yousafzai's much-watched interview on "The Daily Show" when host Jon Stewart announced, apparently spontaneously, and in words that seemed to channel how much of the West feels about this young Pakistani woman, "I want to adopt you." The comment captured...

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Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Alice Munro , the renowned Canadian short-story writer whose visceral work explores the tangled relationships between men and women, small-town existence and the fallibility of memory, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Announcing the award in Stockholm, the Swedish...

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Karplus, Levitt and Warshel

Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Karplus, Levitt and Warshel

 Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems."   The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the scientists' research in the...

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Turkey freezes al-Qaeda, Taliban assets

Turkey freezes al-Qaeda, Taliban assets

  Turkey has frozen the accounts of people and organizations linked to al-Qaeda and the Taliban, in compliance with a decision by the United Nations’ Security Council. The Ministerial Cabinet decided to freeze the accounts of 219 people and 63 organizations linked...

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 Pakistan's Malala wins EU human rights prize

Pakistan's Malala wins EU human rights prize

Pakistani teenage activist shot last year by Taliban is awarded EU prize for fighting for girls' rights to education. Pakistan's teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for fighting for girls' rights to education, was awarded the European Parliament's...

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Iranian dissidents say Tehran moving nuclear research site

Iranian dissidents say Tehran moving nuclear research site

An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday it had information about what it said was a center for nuclear weaponisation research in Tehran that the government was moving to avoid detection ahead of negotiations with world powers. The dissident National Council of Resistance...

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Refugees breed ill will on Europe's tragedy island

Refugees breed ill will on Europe's tragedy island

Islanders on Europe's southern edge have become used to tragedy and trauma, they see it every day in the thousands of asylum seekers who land on their shores -- and they say they have had enough. The locals of the remote fishing community on Lampedusa island rush to help every time but their...

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Iranians Mock Israeli Prime Minister Over Comments On Jeans

Iranians Mock Israeli Prime Minister Over Comments On Jeans

Israel and Iran are once again not seeing eye to eye, but this time it’s over something fairly unusual: Iran’s clothing choices . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proved how out of touch he is with Iranian society when he intimated in his first interview with...

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Lampedusa boat tragedy is 'slaughter of innocents' says Italian president

Lampedusa boat tragedy is 'slaughter of innocents' says Italian president

Italy appeals for help to deal with migrant problem after deaths of more than 100 African migrants, including three children More than 100 people were dead and about 200 missing on Thursday night after a migrant boat caught fire on the perilous sea crossing from Africa...

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Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize because he 'actively promotes settlement  '

Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize because he 'actively promotes settlement '

 Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize because he 'actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet'   Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The former KGB agent has been recommended by an...

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Israel ready to tackle nuclear Iran 'alone'

Israel ready to tackle nuclear Iran 'alone'

Israel is ready to act alone to stop Iran making a nuclear bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, in a warning against rushing into deals with Tehran's new leaders. "Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand...

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Turkish parliament opens amid democratic reforms

Turkish parliament opens amid democratic reforms

Turkish parliament has begun working after a two-and-a-half month break as Turkey braces for a new wave of democratic reforms announced on Monday by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Speaker Cemil Cicek delivered opening remarks at the first Parliament session on...

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Obama to Meet With Netanyahu, Iran Likely Topic

Obama to Meet With Netanyahu, Iran Likely Topic

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are meeting at a time that the three-decade estrangement between the United States and Iran may be nearing an end. Obama and Netanyahu are set to meet Monday, and the White House said the two leaders would discuss...

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Bombs kill 33 in northwestern Pakistan city of Peshawar: police

Bombs kill 33 in northwestern Pakistan city of Peshawar: police

Twin blasts in the northwestern  Pakistan  city of Peshawar killed 33 people and wounded 70 on Sunday, a week after two bombings at a church in the frontier city killed scores, police and hospital authorities said. Islamist violence has been on the rise in Pakistan in...

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Gunmen kill at least 26 in attack on Nigerian college

Gunmen kill at least 26 in attack on Nigerian college

Gunmen killed at least 26 people on Sunday in an attack on a college in northeast Nigeria, a hospital source said, in a region where Islamist militants have targeted schools and universities. Islamist sect Boko Haram has intensified attacks on civilian targets in recent weeks in reaction...

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McCain hires controversial Syria analyst who inflated credentials

McCain hires controversial Syria analyst who inflated credentials

  Sen. John McCain has hired a controversial Syria analyst who recently was fired by one D.C. organization and resigned from another after it emerged that she inflated her academic credentials.   The Republican senator's office confirmed to Fox News...

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