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All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident
All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population to protect it against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident.

All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident
US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse
US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse

The United States urges governments to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions from the collapse of Iraq's Mosul dam.

US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse
US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea
US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea

Official moves towards the deployment -- fiercely opposed by China -- of a US missile defence system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea's growing military threat.

US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev meets military commanders. Photo courtesy of Akorda.kz
Nazarbayev advises Kazakh army to 'keep powder dry'

Wars are no longer the same they used to be. Now they are hybrids of economic, political, informational, internal and other wars, and the army has to adjust to the new specifics: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Nazarbayev advises Kazakh army to 'keep powder dry'
No 'specific or credible threats' linked to 9/11 anniversary: FBI chief
No 'specific or credible threats' linked to 9/11 anniversary: FBI chief

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that it has picked up no "specific or credible threats" linked to the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

No 'specific or credible threats' linked to 9/11 anniversary: FBI chief
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CSTO summit adopts joint statement

Presidents of CSTO member states have signed a joint statement during the session of the Collective Security Council on December 23 in Moscow.

CSTO summit adopts joint statement
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New malware can infect iPhones via Mac computers

A newly discovered family of malware has the capacity to infect iPhones via Apple computers.

New malware can infect iPhones via Mac computers
Panama president warns Spain and Italy over canal row
Panama president warns Spain and Italy over canal row

Panama's president warned Thursday he would visit Europe to force a consortium to drop a threat to suspend expansion work on the Panama Canal, as a row over a $1.6 billion cost overrun escalated.

Panama president warns Spain and Italy over canal row
'Anonymous' hack puts Singapore on alert
'Anonymous' hack puts Singapore on alert

Activist group Anonymous hacked a Singapore newspaper website Friday and threatened wider cyber attacks over Internet freedom.

'Anonymous' hack puts Singapore on alert
'Pitiful' US infighting threatens world: Chinese media
'Pitiful' US infighting threatens world: Chinese media

Chinese state media hit out at US lawmakers Thursday, a week ahead of a potential US default, urging them to "stop manufacturing crises" that threaten the global economy.

'Pitiful' US infighting threatens world: Chinese media
©Reuters/Daniel Munoz
Koalas in danger as Aussie temperatures soar: study

Australia's native koala could face a wipeout from increasing temperatures unless "urgent" action is taken to plant trees for shelter as well as eucalypts to eat.

Koalas in danger as Aussie temperatures soar: study
Venezuelan president scraps UN trip over 'threats'
Venezuelan president scraps UN trip over 'threats'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he had scrapped his plan to take part in the UN General Assembly in New York to "protect my life" after purported threats on it.

Venezuelan president scraps UN trip over 'threats'
PDL (People of Freedom party) members. ©Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi
Berlusconi's party MPs threaten mass resignation if he is expelled

Lawmakers from Silvio Berlusconi's party threatened late Wednesday to resign en bloc if a senate committee votes to oust the former prime minister from parliament over a tax fraud conviction.

Berlusconi's party MPs threaten mass resignation if he is expelled
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Woman threatens to blow herself up in Dubai govt building

An Uzbek woman threatened to blow herself up on Sunday at the Dubai public prosecutor's office over a dispute with a man she claims is her son's father.

Woman threatens to blow herself up in Dubai govt building
Zimbabwe threatens West with 'tit-for-tat' action on sanctions
Zimbabwe threatens West with 'tit-for-tat' action on sanctions

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday threatened "tit-for-tat" actions against Western countries that have imposed sanctions on his rule, suggesting US and British firms could be targeted.

Zimbabwe threatens West with 'tit-for-tat' action on sanctions
US pulls staff from Lahore consulate over 'threats'
US pulls staff from Lahore consulate over 'threats'

The United States on Thursday evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, citing "specific threats" amid a worldwide alert over Al-Qaeda intercepts.

US pulls staff from Lahore consulate over 'threats'
UN gives rebels 48 hours to disarm around DR Congo city
UN gives rebels 48 hours to disarm around DR Congo city

The United Nations on Tuesday threatened to use force against M23 rebel forces near Goma city, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, if they do not disarm within 48 hours.

UN gives rebels 48 hours to disarm around DR Congo city
Bolivia's leader threatens to close US embassy
Bolivia's leader threatens to close US embassy

Bolivia's president threatened to close the US embassy as leftist Latin American leaders joined him in blasting Europe and the United States.

Bolivia's leader threatens to close US embassy
Egypt's presidency rejects army ultimatum
Egypt's presidency rejects army ultimatum

Egypt's presidency on Tuesday rejected an army ultimatum threatening to intervene if Islamist President Mohamed Morsi did not meet the demands of the people, raising the stakes in the country's political crisis.

Egypt's presidency rejects army ultimatum
Taliban attack Afghan presidential palace, CIA office
Taliban attack Afghan presidential palace, CIA office

Taliban militants targeted the presidential palace and national CIA office in central Kabul on Tuesday morning, with gunfire and explosions erupting at one of the gates of the complex in the Afghan capital.

Taliban attack Afghan presidential palace, CIA office