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Kazakhstan's delegation attends farewell ceremony to Nelson Mandela

Kazakhstan's delegation is attending the farewell ceremony dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

Kazakhstan's delegation attends farewell ceremony to Nelson Mandela
World leaders to give global farewell to Mandela
World leaders to give global farewell to Mandela

Presidents past and present, global figures and A-list celebrities made their way to South Africa on Monday to pay the world's respects at a memorial service and state funeral for freedom icon Nelson Mandela.

World leaders to give global farewell to Mandela
World fears US default, Obama warns
World fears US default, Obama warns

President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that world leaders were nervous Republicans would "blow up" the US economy, and vowed not to budge on his demand for the debt ceiling to be lifted without conditions.

World fears US default, Obama warns
Obama to make G20 push for Syria strike
Obama to make G20 push for Syria strike

World leaders meet Thursday at a G20 summit in Russia where US President Barack Obama will strive to bridge deep divisions over his push for military action against the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons.

Obama to make G20 push for Syria strike
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Global poll sees China rising, but high marks for US

The world increasingly believes China will become the top superpower but the United States enjoys a better image in most regions.

Global poll sees China rising, but high marks for US
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Rising seas washing away Pacific leader's home island

As the US urges world leaders to ramp up action on climate change, the leader of one small island chain in the North Pacific Ocean has already got the message -- watching helplessly as rising seas slowly erode his birthplace.

Rising seas washing away Pacific leader's home island
G8 leaders set to struggle on trade, tax and Syria
G8 leaders set to struggle on trade, tax and Syria

Leaders of the G8 nations meet in Northern Ireland next week determined to crack down on tax evasion and boost global trade, while seeking to push Russia to help find a political solution to the Syria conflict.

G8 leaders set to struggle on trade, tax and Syria
More than 60 countries sign new arms trade treaty
More than 60 countries sign new arms trade treaty

More than 60 countries on Monday signed a landmark conventional arms trade treaty, but the United States held back from joining the first wave of signatories.

More than 60 countries sign new arms trade treaty
Pope Francis hailed, urged to work for peace
Pope Francis hailed, urged to work for peace

World leaders and Catholics hailed the election of Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina as the first Latin American pope on Wednesday, urging him to work for religious reconciliation and peace.

Pope Francis hailed, urged to work for peace
British PM reaches out to Europe at Davos
British PM reaches out to Europe at Davos

British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted he was not turning his back on Europe as he came face to face with world leaders for the first time since unveiling plans for an EU referendum.

British PM reaches out to Europe at Davos
Latin America, Europe open summit to boost trade
Latin America, Europe open summit to boost trade

Latin American and European leaders open a two-day summit here Saturday to give a fresh impetus to efforts to seal a free trade agreement between their two blocs.

Latin America, Europe open summit to boost trade
World leaders express shock over latest US shooting
World leaders express shock over latest US shooting

World leaders expressed shock and horror after a gunman massacred 20 small children and six teachers Friday in the US state of Connecticut, in one of the worst school shootings in history.

World leaders express shock over latest US shooting
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World leaders face big challenges in 2013

Barack Obama is back and China has a new leader in Xi Jinping, but world leaders face heavyweight issues in the coming year, from lingering economic crises to bloody tumult in the Middle East.

World leaders face big challenges in 2013
'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo
'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo

Delegates from more than 60 countries gathered in Tokyo Friday, seeking to ramp up pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime as the US moved towards recognising the newly-unified opposition as true leaders of Syria.

'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo
Climate talks resume amid warnings of looming calamity
Climate talks resume amid warnings of looming calamity

Nearly 200 nations gather in Doha from Monday for a new round of climate talks as a rush of reports warn extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy may become commonplace if mitigation efforts fail.

Climate talks resume amid warnings of looming calamity
World must work out how to grey gracefully: UN
World must work out how to grey gracefully: UN

Governments around the world must work out how to cope with ageing, a UN report said Monday, warning developing economies with lots of young workers may one day find their populations a drag.

World must work out how to grey gracefully: UN
Syrian activists to plead for more help to oust Assad
Syrian activists to plead for more help to oust Assad

Syrian grassroots activists working to run field hospitals and repair fuel lines will Friday urge world leaders to do more to help a stricken people caught up in the battle to oust the Assad regime.

Syrian activists to plead for more help to oust Assad
Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN
Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN

US President Barack Obama will lead Western demands for action on the Syrian civil war at the start of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN
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World water crisis must be top UN priority: report

A rapidly worsening water shortage threatens to destabilize the planet and should be a top priority for the UN Security Council and world leaders.

World water crisis must be top UN priority: report
Syrians bemoan failure of world talks on crisis
Syrians bemoan failure of world talks on crisis

The opposition and state media on Sunday both branded an international plan for a transition in strife-torn Syria a failure, as the death toll for a weekend of violence topped 160.

Syrians bemoan failure of world talks on crisis

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