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N Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson

North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the 'graveyard of human rights' and should mind its own business rather than criticise others.

'Malaysia Airlines should allow hijab for Muslim stewardesses'

Muslim women flight attendantsworking for Malaysia Airlines should be allowed to wear the hijab or the Islamic head dress, a minister has said.

IMF chief Lagarde charged in corruption case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announced on Wednesday she had been charged with "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister.

Poroshenko to seek ceasefire after talks with Putin

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night negotiations with Russia's Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent ceasefire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic.

US archive of pre-Holocaust photos to go public

A vast US archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.

Pakistan continues to be a safe heaven for terrorists: US

The pentagon has said Pakistan continues to be a safe heaven for terrorists while lauding the efforts of the country's military to eliminate extremism, which it described as a 'common threat' for both the countries.

US sanctions Syria air surveillance

The United States has started flying surveillance flights over Syria in preparation of airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders, fighters and their safe havens.

Putin talks with Ukraine prez as Kiev captures Russian soldiers

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face Tuesday for the first time since June to talk about the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east. From their opening remarks, it appeared unlikely that Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko would find common ground.

Brazil prison riot ends with five dead

Rioting inmates who took over most of a prison in Brazil killed five fellow prisoners, beheading at least two of them, before ending the uprising early Tuesday and releasing two hostage guards.

1,400 kids sexually exploited in UK town: report

At least 1,400 children as young as 11 were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in a UK town, mostly by Asian men, between 1997 and 2013, a report has found highlighting the failures of the political leadership to prevent such incidents.

World's tallest man at 8ft 4in dies in Ukraine

A Ukrainian farmer, believed to be the world's tallest man at 8ft 4 inches, has died aged 44. Leonid Stadnyk, from the Ukrainian village of Podoliantsy, died Sunday from a brain haemorrhage after health problems.

Court orders FIR against Nawaz, Qadri demands hanging

The Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered filing of an FIR against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party leaders over an incident of violence in Lahore, prompting cleric Tahir-ul Qadri to demand those found responsible be hanged.

Israel, Hamas agree on long-term Gaza truce

The Palestinians have reached agreement with Israel on a "permanent" truce for Gaza, a senior official told AFP on Tuesday, in a move Hamas hailed as a "victory."

South Asian nations break the ice, take up rice bucket challenge

Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with rice and other supplies for the needy.

Twin disasters spark Malaysia Airlines crew resignations

Nearly 200 cabin crew have resigned from Malaysia Airlines which was hit by two deadly tragedies this year, the carrier said on Tuesday, and some reportedly cited fears for their safety.
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