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China launches first mission to moon and back

China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early on Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite.

Wives not cows: Uganda dowry fuels domestic violence

When Ugandan farmer's daughter Rose Akurut became engaged to a man from a village far from her own, her parents could not be more thrilled. But the dowry she would bring -- cows, goats and cash -- soured the marriage and brought dark clouds over the partnership, a story repeated by many others in Uganda.

Bangladesh Islamist leader convicted of war crimes dies

A Bangladeshi Islamist party leader serving 90 years in prison for crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence has died, a doctor said.

China, 20 others launch World Bank rival in Asia

Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.

First pics: Canada parliament attack caught on cam

Ottawa police have released dramatic surveillance footage showing the moments the gunman breached security and attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday.

Canada's PM says Ottawa shooting rampage was terrorism

Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the US-led air campaign against the IS.

Islamic State militants now world's richest: experts

The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said Thursday.

Canada: Man arrested, gun seized on bus amid heightened security

A man was arrested and a gun was seized from a nearby transit bus in Canada's Atlantic port city of Halifax amid heightened security following an attack in Ottawa, police said on Thursday.

Islamist head says 'Tunisia model' way to defeat IS

Tunisia's transition to democracy serves as an example of how to defeat extremists such as the Islamic State jihadist group, the leader of the country's powerful Islamist movement said.

Suspect arrested after climbing White House fence

A suspect who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm, an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said.

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.

US, Canada air defenses on alert after Ottawa shooting

US and Canadian air defenses were placed on heightened alert after a shooting in Canada's parliament, a US defense official told AFP on Wednesday.

Obama on Canada shooting: 'We're all shaken by it'

Obama said the motive for the shootings remained unknown. But he said as more becomes known, that information will be factored into US security considerations. 'We have to remain vigilant,' he said.

Qadri calls off Islamabad sit-in

Pakistan’s political scene took a new turn on Wednesday when supporters of the PAT chief Dr Tahir-ul Qadri started to pack their bags and make their way out of Islamabad after their leader called off the protest sit-in which had stretched for 69 days.

No sex please, you're students: Zimbabwe university

The Zimbabwe students' union on Thursday made war not love over a new code of conduct banning students from kissing on campus at the country's top university.
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