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Blasts shake Homs, Syria rebels hit back

Blasts rocked the flashpoint city of Homs on Sunday as Syria’s regime pressed its assault on protest hubs, while rebels attacked a military base in Damascus province, activists and monitors said. Full story

Obama visits border amid DPRK tensions

The US president, Barack Obama, peered deep into North Korea Sunday, as he contemplated Pyongyang’s planned rocket launch and his first showdown with untested leader Kim Jong-Un. Full story

Ahmadinejad urges unity against ‘aggression’

The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called on regional powers Sunday to unite against ‘aggression’ as he gathered with his counterparts from Afghanistan and Pakistan for security talks. Full story

Uncertainty in Mali as junta struggles to restore order

Mali was gripped by uncertainty Sunday after a coup by mutinous soldiers who ousted the president, leaving a power vacuum exploited by separatist Tuareg rebels waging an offensive in the north. Full story

Palestinian detainees take on Israel with hunger

Inspired by Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who pressured Israel with a 66-day hunger strike, a growing number of his fellow detainees are launching similar protests. Full story

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Nepal ‘werewolf’ family to be treated in Kathmandu

Nepalese woman Devi Budathoki, centre, with her children Mandira, left, Niraj, 2nd right, and Manjura, right, wait to meet doctors at a hospital in Kathmandu on Sunday. — AFP photo
A family suffering from a rare genetic condition in which hair grows all over the face arrived in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu on Sunday for treatment of their ‘werewolf-like’ appearance. Full story

Anna fast again

Anna Hazare
Anna Hazare on Sunday returned to his favourite mode of protest — hunger strike — in Delhi after his flop show in Mumbai three months ago, this time protesting against the ‘deaf and dumb’ government... Full story

Indian Maoists free one Italian tourist held hostage

Indian Maoist rebels have freed an Italian tourist who was kidnapped almost two weeks ago in a remote area of eastern state Orissa, handing him to a group of reporters on Sunday, Indian TV channels said. Full story

North Korea holds national mourning for Kim Jong-Il

North Korea held a national memorial service on Sunday to mark the 100th day since the death of leader Kim Jong-Il, hailing the country’s nuclear weapons programme as his outstanding feat. Full story

Afghan gun massacre families paid compensation

US authorities have given cash compensation to the families of Afghans killed in a shooting rampage allegedly carried out by an American soldier in Kandahar province, a family member and a tribal... Full story

Indian court says denying sex to spouse is cruelty

A spouse who refuses to have sex with their partner is guilty of cruelty, the Delhi High Court has ruled in a case over a contested divorce. The court judge declared that denial of sex was justifiable grounds... Full story

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