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Imam admits sexual abuse of minor in south Kazakhstan

An imam has been apprehended in suspicion of sexual violence against underage in South-Kazakhstan.

Imam admits sexual abuse of minor in south Kazakhstan
Al-Qaeda offshoot claims Baghdad bombings
Al-Qaeda offshoot claims Baghdad bombings

Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq has claimed a wave of bombings targeting Shiite areas of Baghdad that killed at least 21 people Sunday.

Al-Qaeda offshoot claims Baghdad bombings
Delhi gang-rape trial to open in fast-track court
Delhi gang-rape trial to open in fast-track court

The trial of five men accused of the fatal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student on a moving New Delhi bus was set to open on Monday in a special "fast-track" court established to deliver speedy justice.

Delhi gang-rape trial to open in fast-track court
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Latin American women face widespread violence: study

More than half of Bolivian women have suffered domestic violence, according to a report out Thursday that found such abuse widespread in Latin America, with partners usually the perpetrators.

Latin American women face widespread violence: study
Syria ushers in New Year with more violence
Syria ushers in New Year with more violence

Syrians woke up to air strikes near Damascus on New Year's Day and the closure of Aleppo airport after repeated rebel attacks, casting doubts on efforts to end the 21-month conflict.

Syria ushers in New Year with more violence
UN chief condemns 'escalating' violence in Pakistan
UN chief condemns 'escalating' violence in Pakistan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said Sunday he was "appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan," after 19 Shiite pilgrims died in a car bomb and 21 kidnapped soldiers were killed.

UN chief condemns 'escalating' violence in Pakistan
Indian gang-rape student 'fighting for her life': hospital
Indian gang-rape student 'fighting for her life': hospital

An Indian student who was brutally gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi was "fighting for her life" after suffering a significant brain injury.

Indian gang-rape student 'fighting for her life': hospital
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S. Sudan 'armed groups' attack disputed area: Khartoum

"Armed groups" from South Sudan clashed with Arab tribesmen in Samaha, a flashpoint border region disputed by Khartoum and Juba.

S. Sudan 'armed groups' attack disputed area: Khartoum
Israel PM met Jordan king in Amman over Syria: media
Israel PM met Jordan king in Amman over Syria: media

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman recently to discuss violence in Syria and the country's chemical weapons stock.

Israel PM met Jordan king in Amman over Syria: media
 Surge in Pakistan violence raises fears for elections
Surge in Pakistan violence raises fears for elections

A surge of violence in northwest Pakistan culminating in the assassination of a senior provincial minister has raised fears of a renewed Taliban campaign that could threaten national elections.

Surge in Pakistan violence raises fears for elections
Rebels continue Central Africa push as Chad troops arrive
Rebels continue Central Africa push as Chad troops arrive

Rebels in the Central African Republic seized a town near the border with Chad on Wednesday, a day after Chadian troops entered the country at Bangui's request to help the army contain the rebel offensive.

Rebels continue Central Africa push as Chad troops arrive
US shooting revives debate over mental health care
US shooting revives debate over mental health care

The deadly US shooting rampage last week has revived debate about access to mental health care -- a tough issue as state funds dry up and laws make it difficult to treat people against their will.

US shooting revives debate over mental health care
Obama wants concrete gun proposals within a month
Obama wants concrete gun proposals within a month

President Barack Obama put ending an "epidemic" of gun violence at the top of his second term agenda Wednesday, denying he was "on vacation" on the issue before last week's school massacre.

Obama wants concrete gun proposals within a month
Syria: from revolution to all-out war
Syria: from revolution to all-out war

Syria's uprising has shifted from popular street protests against President Bashar al-Assad to a full-fledged war, increasingly influenced by armed Islamists, in a far cry from the idealism of the Arab Spring.

Syria: from revolution to all-out war
Myanmar apologises to monks over mine protest injuries
Myanmar apologises to monks over mine protest injuries

Myanmar's government has apologised to senior Buddhist clerics over injuries sustained in a violent police crackdown on a rally at a Chinese-backed copper mine.

Myanmar apologises to monks over mine protest injuries
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Protests turn violent at trade talks in New Zealand

A protest aimed at disrupting Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks in New Zealand turned violent Saturday as demonstrators attacked security forces.

Protests turn violent at trade talks in New Zealand
DR Congo rebels, troops accused of killing, rape rampage
DR Congo rebels, troops accused of killing, rape rampage

Rebels and government troops raped and killed civilians and looted towns during battles in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last month with children suffering dramatically.

DR Congo rebels, troops accused of killing, rape rampage
Shiite Muslims protest Pakistan govt in New York
Shiite Muslims protest Pakistan govt in New York

More than 1,000 Shiite Muslims marched in the streets of New York on Friday to voice their anger at the Pakistani government and the Taliban for what they called a "genocide" in their community.

Shiite Muslims protest Pakistan govt in New York
Egypt crisis turns violent as five die in clashes
Egypt crisis turns violent as five die in clashes

Five demonstrators died overnight Thursday in the worst violence since Mohamed Morsi became Egypt's first Islamist president in June.

Egypt crisis turns violent as five die in clashes
Gaza truce in effect after week of bloodshed
Gaza truce in effect after week of bloodshed

A ceasefire took hold Thursday in and around Gaza after a week of cross-border violence between Israel and Palestinian militants that killed at least 160 people.

Gaza truce in effect after week of bloodshed