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Iraq says 'terrorists' seize chemical weapons site

Iraq said the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents.

12 mothers seeking asylum in Australia 'attempt suicide' to give kids chance

A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, piling pressure on prime minister Tony Abbott who Wednesday said he would not be morally blackmailed.

Indian-American sentenced for concealing money in India, UAE

An Indian-American man has been sentenced to six months in prison for concealing more than 8 million dollars in bank accounts in India and UAE.

Ukraine rejects talk with pro-Russian rebels until they disarm

On Tuesday, Ukraine rejected peace talks with pro-Russian rebels on a truce to halt an insurgency convulsing the ex- soviet nation until they laid down their arms.

Mahatma Gandhi to stand with foes at British parliament

Mahatma Gandhi, who led efforts to end British rule in India and was repeatedly imprisoned, is to be honoured with a statue outside the UK parliament which will stand alongside tributes to several colonial-era enemies.

Obama seeks $3.7bn to stem illegal border entries

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to help cope with a surge of unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America.

Iranian journalist sentenced to 2 years, 50 lashes

Iranian journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli reported to Evin prison on Tuesday to serve a two-year sentence and receive 50 lashes over charges of spreading anti-government propaganda, sources close to the journalist said.

Abdullah claims victory, Afghan poll crisis deepens

Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan’s disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind in preliminary results as fears rise of instability and ethnic unrest.

Archives: Cambridge Five spies were constantly drunk

Members of the infamous ‘Cambridge Five’ spy ring were ‘constantly drunk’ and were ‘not very good at keeping secrets’, according to files from the Mitrokhin Archive released at Churchill College, Cambridge, on Monday.

S Korea ferry disaster trial: Relatives weep after watching cellphone footage, say 'the crew acted irresponsibly'

Relatives of the victims of the South Korea's ferry disaster cried their heats out in court on Tuesday as prosecutors played wrenching and horrendous cellphone footage from inside the sinking vessel.

UN tribunal settles India, Bangladesh maritime row

A UN tribunal has awarded Bangladesh nearly four-fifths of an  area sprawling over 25,000 sq km (9,700 sq miles) in the Bay of Bengal, ending a dispute over a sea border with India that has ruffled ties between the neighbours for more than three decades.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers win temporary reprieve from Australia

Australia's government promised on Tuesday not to hand over a group of asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan government without three days' notice amid a court challenge and uproar from human rights groups.

Limping N Korea leader leads Kim Il-Sung's memorial

Kim Jong-Un leaded over an official memorial for the 20th anniversary of the North Korea's founder and his own grand father, Kim I1-Sung on Tuesday in Pyongyang . It lasted a little more than 30 minutes.

16 people, including 4 foreign soldiers, killed in Afghan suicide attack

16 people; including 4 foreign soldiers, atleast 10 civilians, and atleast 2 police officers have been killed in a suscide bomb attack in Afghanistan. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

H-1B visa: Backlash against foreign workers stirs US

There is growing pushback from Americans who argue the programme has been hijacked by staffing companies that import cheaper, lower-level workers to replace more expensive US employees.
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