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US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding replica gun

Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun, officials and reports said.

S*** hits the roof: Exploding excrement topples building in China

A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported. The blast was reportedly sparked by a local man burning waste close to the cesspool, igniting methane gas which was emanating from the pit.

Women not equal to men: Turkey's President

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday declared that women are not equal to men and launched a bitter attack against feminists in Turkey, claiming they reject the concept of motherhood.

Iran nuclear talks extended after deadline missed

Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching a historic deal.

Hagel chucks his job as US defence secretary

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel resigned Monday under pressure from the White House, with news reports suggesting further changes in the president’s national security team.

I’ll visit only if you clear mess: Obama to Sharif

Pakistan’s Dawn, a leading news publication, took note of Obama’s comment but wondered if the President was referring to the security situation or recent political unrest.

Wary of India-US ties, is Pak sliding towards Russia?

An agreement signed between Pakistan and Russia to increase defence and military cooperation is being seen as a sign of realignment in the region which brings India closer to the US and Pakistan to Russia and China, officials said in Islamabad.

UK to ban radical campus speakers, ransom payments

Britain on Monday unveiled a raft of new measures to meet the challenge of terrorism, including a ban on radical speakers on university campuses, a ban on insurers covering the cost of terrorism-related ransom, and new curbs on Britons going abroad to fight.

British-Iranian woman jailed for watching volleyball match released on bail

A British-Iranian woman controversially jailed months ago in Tehran after trying to attend a men's volleyball match was released on bail on Sunday pending an appeal court verdict, her family said.

ISIS systematically recruits, exploits children

In Raqqa, the ISIS group’s de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to fight. Others serve as cooks or guards at the extremists’ headquarters or as spies, informing on people in their neighbourhoods.

Iran says nuclear deal impossible by deadline

Iran said it will not be possible by a November 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, the Iranian Students News Agency reported on Sunday.

Gandhi statue in London: Don’t stir up apathy, says Meghnad

Amidst demands that the British government fund the cost of installing Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square, economist Meghnad Desai, who heads a trust formed for the purpose, said the required one million pounds were on the way.

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills over 45

A suicide bomber attacked spectators at a crowded volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, a provincial official said.

France: Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in Rennes

The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city's town hall during the building of a new metro line in the capital of the Brittany region of western France, said mayor Nathalie Appere.

UK plans new internet ‘snooping’ powers

Two years after a draft bill seeking to compel ISPs to store communications data provoked ire and was finally abandoned, Britain is planning to give the police powers to forces ISPs to hand over details linked to IP addresses to help identify criminal suspects.
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