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Nigeria school offers hope to children caught in Islamist strife

As the city struggles with a brutal insurgency waged by Boko Haram, that has declared war on education, a school has emerged as a ray of hope by providing meals, uniforms, health care and an education at no cost.

Jakarta common man Joko Widodo elected Indonesia's president

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country’s presidential election with 53% of the vote, final results showed Tuesday.

UK announces public inquiry into ex-KGB officer’s death

After resisting a public inquiry into the 2006 death in London of former KGB officer and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, Britain on Tuesday gave the green signal in the sensitive case that hit the headlines and sparked a major row between the two countries.

We deserve Nobel Prize for 'restraint': Israeli envoy

Israeli soldiers should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for the "unimaginable restraint" they are showing in fighting Hamas, Israel's ambassador to the US has said, backing his country's right to self-defense.

Gaza rocket halts flights, world pushes for truce

Major airlines blocked flights to Israel Wednesday after a rocket from Gaza struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that has killed 636 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

Thai junta chief could remain PM under new govt

Thailand's junta chief could stay in charge of the country as head of a provisional government until elections are held some time next year, a legal adviser said on Wednesday, outlining details of an interim constitution.

After 13-year struggle, US faces counter-terror fatigue: panel

After 13 years of struggle, Americans are showing a growing public fatigue and waning sense of urgency over terrorism, an attitude that threatens US security, members of the panel that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks said in a report on Tuesday.

South Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner

South Korean police announced Tuesday that a badly-decomposed body found last month had been identified as that of the fugitive tycoon whose family owned the ferry which sank in April with the loss of 300 lives.

Nazi war crimes suspect, 89-year-old Johann Breye, hospitalized in US

A Nazi war crimes suspect accused of aiding in the killings of 216,000 Jewish people at a death camp and now awaiting an extradition hearing has been hospitalized.

Taliban attack kills 4 foreigners in Kabul

A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on Tuesday, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during an impasse over presidential election results.

Party as Britain's little prince celebrates first birthday

Britain's Prince George was to celebrate his first birthday on Tuesday with a party fit for a future king as his parents thanked well-wishers the world over for their support.

Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe, says Obama

United States President Barack Obama on Monday said it was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s responsibility to make Ukrainian separatists cooperate in MH17 crash probe.

Train full of MH17 victims' bodies must leave: Dutch tell rebels

Dutch forensic investigators told armed separatists guarding train cars full of bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet that the train must be allowed to leave as soon as possible Monday.

Italy gives Google 18 months to change data use practices

Italy's data protection regulator has given Google 18 months to change the way it treats and stores user data, bringing to an end an investigation that is part of a European drive to reform the internet giant's privacy practices.

Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders.
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