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Rockets explode in Kabul as foreigners mark Christmas

Two rockets exploded in Kabul on Wednesday morning, causing no reported casualties but underlining Afghanistan's continuing security problems as many foreigners in the capital marked Christmas Day.

Rockets explode in Kabul as foreigners mark Christmas
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Morocco Islamists under fire over women abuse bill

A long-awaited law to combat violence against women is currently under study in Morocco, but the Islamist-led government has had to revise its proposals after sharp criticism from rights groups.

Morocco Islamists under fire over women abuse bill
Kerry warns of 'increasingly sectarian' Central Africa
Kerry warns of 'increasingly sectarian' Central Africa

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed a lack of confidence Wednesday in the Central African government to contain an "increasingly sectarian" crisis, and pledged aid to a peacekeeping force.

Kerry warns of 'increasingly sectarian' Central Africa
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Japan gov't report finds serious abuse of disabled

The abuse of disabled people has emerged as a major problem in Japan with the violence most often inflicted by family members or domestic carers, according to a government survey.

Japan gov't report finds serious abuse of disabled
UN inquiry chief left in tears by N. Korea brutality
UN inquiry chief left in tears by N. Korea brutality

The head of a UN inquiry into North Korea rights abuses told Tuesday how he had been reduced to tears by witness accounts of people who fled the hardline state.

UN inquiry chief left in tears by N. Korea brutality
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Facebook pulls beheading video amid furor

Facebook yanked a beheading video from the social network late Tuesday following outrage over its lifting of a ban on the gory imagery.

Facebook pulls beheading video amid furor
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Kazakhstan official suggests arrests for domestic violence

Domestic oppressor who is fined often dodges paying it and it is often the case when his wife who was attacked by him pays the fine instead: Gulshara Abdykalikova.

Kazakhstan official suggests arrests for domestic violence
Up to 23 dead in Xinjiang clash: reports
Up to 23 dead in Xinjiang clash: reports

A Chinese policeman was killed in an "anti-terrorism" operation in the restive region of Xinjiang.

Up to 23 dead in Xinjiang clash: reports
Syria: What are the West's military options?
Syria: What are the West's military options?

Following reports of a large-scale chemical weapons strike, pressure is mounting on the United States and its Western allies to act to halt the violence in Syria.

Syria: What are the West's military options?
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36 Islamists killed in attempted Egypt jailbreak

Thirty-six Islamist prisoners were killed Sunday during an attempted jailbreak, bringing to almost 800 the toll in five days of violence since Egypt moved to crush supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

36 Islamists killed in attempted Egypt jailbreak
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Spoon in underwear saving British youths from South Asia forced marriage

Campaigning group says the trick of putting a spoon in their underwear has saved some youngsters from a forced union in their South Asian ancestral homelands.

Spoon in underwear saving British youths from South Asia forced marriage
Qaeda claims deadly attacks as Iraqis blame government
Qaeda claims deadly attacks as Iraqis blame government

An Al-Qaeda front group on Sunday claimed a wave of attacks that killed dozens of people during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, as Iraqis angrily blamed authorities for failing to prevent the violence.

Qaeda claims deadly attacks as Iraqis blame government
A demonstrator holds up a banner that reads "(Nicolas) Maduro (Venezuela's) President" during a protest against Henrique Capriles. ©REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
US senators condemn political violence in Venezuela

Seven US senators from both parties introduced a bill condemning violence against the opposition in Venezuela, calling for dialogue after a contested election.

US senators condemn political violence in Venezuela
Children paying high price of DR Congo fighting: UN
Children paying high price of DR Congo fighting: UN

The United Nations warned Friday it had "worrying" evidence that a growing number of children are being killed or injured in the renewed fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Children paying high price of DR Congo fighting: UN
Syria death toll tops 100,000: UN
Syria death toll tops 100,000: UN

More than 100,000 people have now been killed in the Syrian civil war, UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Thursday, as he appealed for new efforts to convene a peace conference.

Syria death toll tops 100,000: UN
Solomons peacekeeping force pulls back after 10 years
Solomons peacekeeping force pulls back after 10 years

The largest military operation in the Pacific since World War II wound up in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday after a decade working to end deep-seated ethnic violence in the poverty-stricken nation.

Solomons peacekeeping force pulls back after 10 years
Cairo clashes kill four as Morsi family to sue army
Cairo clashes kill four as Morsi family to sue army

Clashes between supporters and opponents of Mohamed Morsi killed four people on Monday as the ousted Egyptian president's family vowed to sue the army over his ouster.

Cairo clashes kill four as Morsi family to sue army
Deadly fighting rages across Syria
Deadly fighting rages across Syria

Deadly violence raged across Syria on Sunday as regime shelling killed at least 18 civilians in the northwest while 28 rebels died in Damascus battling government forces.

Deadly fighting rages across Syria
Police attacked with petrol bombs in fresh NIreland unrest
Police attacked with petrol bombs in fresh NIreland unrest

Police were attacked with petrol bombs and a French press photographer assaulted during a fifth night of violence on the streets of east Belfast..

Police attacked with petrol bombs in fresh NIreland unrest
Attacks including series of bombings kill 33 in Iraq
Attacks including series of bombings kill 33 in Iraq

Violence including an apparently coordinated series of bombings that struck central and southern Iraq on Sunday killed 33 people.

Attacks including series of bombings kill 33 in Iraq