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  • Canadian researchers discover new greenhouse gas
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  • Kashmiri activists of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) shout slogans during a protest to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar, India, on Tuesday. — AP photo

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Thai PM urges protesters to take part in election

Yingluck Shinawatra
The Thai prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called a snap election, but protests leaders said she should step down within 24 hours. After weeks of sometimes violent street... Full story

World writers demand UN charter to curb state surveillance

More than 500 authors, including JM Coetzee and Gunter Grass, have signed a petition to the United Nations published Tuesday which claims mass state surveillance is violating basic freedoms. Full story

Nuclear war to ‘end civilisation’ with famine

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilisation, a study said Tuesday. Even if limited in scope, a conflict with nuclear weapons would wreak... Full story

Record low temperature recorded in Antarctica

The Arctic air blasting the eastern United States is positively balmy compared to the record minus 136 degrees Fahrenheit temperature measured in Antarctica in August 2010, according to research released on Monday. Full story

Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize

Recalling the ‘burning, blinding and suffocating’ horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday. Full story

Afghan police rescue woman from Taliban stoning

The police in a remote northern Afghan village rescued a woman from being stoned to death after she was condemned by the Taliban for allegedly cheating on her husband, officials said Tuesday. Full story

Sri Lankans protest over 2 missing activists

Hundreds of people protested Tuesday in Sri Lanka’s capital to urge the government to reveal the fate of two activists who were allegedly abducted two years ago. The two activists — 29-year-old Lalith Kumar Weeraraju and 34-year-old Kugan... Full story

Drone strike kills three ‘al-Qaeda’ gunmen in Yemen

An unmanned drone struck a car Monday in southeastern Yemen, killing three suspected al-Qaeda gunmen, a security official said. The drone targeted a vehicle in the village of al-Qatan, in the province of Hadramawt, where al-Qaeda in the Arabian... Full story

Obama greets Cuba̢۪s Raul Castro

The president, Barack Obama, has shaken hands with the Cuban president, Raul Castro, at a memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela. The handshake between the leaders of the two Cold War enemies... Full story

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Caroline visits Nagasaki

Caroline Kennedy
The US ambassador, Caroline Kennedy, has visited the Japanese city of Nagasaki, site of the August 9, 1945, American atomic bomb attack that killed 70,000 people and helped prompt Japan̢۪s surrender in Second World War. The daughter of US president... Full story

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Activists, families protest at Kashmir disappearances

Kashmiri activists of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) shout slogans during a protest to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar, India, on Tuesday. — AP photo
Activists and families staged sit-in protests in Indian-held Kashmir on Tuesday to demand justice for torture and rape victims as well as answers about how 8,000 people allegedly disappeared in the conflict-ridden Himalayan territory. Full story

China says US has no right to comment on fate of activists

China on Tuesday rebuffed an expression of concern by the US secretary of state, John Kerry, over the fate of two prominent Chinese dissidents, saying only the Chinese people had the right to talk about the country̢۪s human rights. Full story

'Mars lake may have been friendly to microbes'

A US space agency rover tooling around on the surface of Mars has found remnants of an ancient freshwater lake that may have supported tiny life forms, scientists said Monday. Full story

Singapore to charge 24 Indian workers for rioting

Singapore prosecutors will charge 24 Indian workers for taking part in the city-state̢۪s first riot in more than 40 years, the police said Tuesday. The men face jail terms of up to 10 years plus caning for charges of rioting with dangerous... Full story

Two French soldiers killed in C African Republic

Two French soldiers were killed in overnight fighting in Central African Republic, France̢۪s first casualties in an operation to restore stability in its former colony, the French government said on Tuesday. Full story


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