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South Sudan rebels agree to talks as fighting rages

A group of Ivorian nationals arrive in Abidjan airport after fleeing fighting’s in South Sudan on on Monday. — AFP photo
South Sudan’s government and rebels sent delegates to peace talks in Ethiopia on Tuesday, officials said, but ethnic fighting raged on in the world’s youngest nation and both sides battled for control of a state capital. Full story

Thai PM seeks reconciliation despite threat of more protests

Embattled Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra called for reconciliation on Tuesday as the streets of the capital, Bangkok, emptied ahead of New Year celebrations, a rare period of calm after weeks of unrest. Full story

Israel frees Palestinian prisoners

Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday, days before the US secretary of state, John Kerry, was due back in the Middle East to press the two sides to reach a framework peace deal. Full story

130,000 dead since start of Syria conflict

More than 130,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in Syria nearly three years ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. In a new tally, the group... Full story

Revelers start ringing in 2014 with fireworks

Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour at midnight, ushering in the new year, in Sydney 
on Wednesday. — Reuters photo
Exploding fireworks sprayed from Sydney’s iconic opera house and harbour bridge at midnight Tuesday as the world began ushering in a new year. More than 1 million people crammed the Sydney Harbor foreshore on... Full story

Children beheaded in C Africa fighting

At least two children have been beheaded in the fighting which has gripped the Central African Republic, the UN agency for children said on Monday, adding ‘unprecedented’ levels of violence were being committed against youngsters. Full story

Toll rises to 100 in Congo attacks

Around 100 people were killed on Monday in Democratic Republic of Congo when security forces clashed with supporters of a self-proclaimed ‘prophet’ who tried to seize control of the airport, a military barracks and state television, the government said. Full story

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US to proceed with prosecution of Khobragade

Devyani Khobragade
The US is proceeding with the prosecution of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and has no intention to withdraw the case of visa fraud against her, The Hindu reported. US sources in New York said on Monday that... Full story

Kejriwal halves power costs

As a new year’s gift to the Indian capital, its new chief minister announced Tuesday the government will slash power costs by half, fulfilling another top campaign pledge a day after he promised a free supply of water. Full story

Prince William goes back to college

Britain’s Prince William is to become a full-time student of agricultural management for 10 weeks as he forges a life after the military, the royal family announced on Monday. William will learn about the issues... Full story

Pakistan appoints first female judge to shariah court

Pakistan’s national sharia court, which hears cases under the country’s Islamic legislation, on Monday appointed a female judge for the first time in its 33-year history. Ashraf Jehan, 56, who was serving as an additional... Full story

2 killed in Afghan shoooting

An Afghan official says gunshots erupted during a rally in a northern province where a group was protesting the selection of candidates for the 2014 elections, killing two people and wounding eight. Governor Khirullah... Full story

Cyclone hits western Australia

A powerful cyclone lashed Australia’s resources-rich west coast Tuesday, bringing torrential rains and destructive gales that ripped up trees and roofs and closed major global iron ore operations. Tropical Cyclone Christine made... Full story

Myanmar declares ‘no more political prisoners’ after amnesty

Myanmar on Tuesday declared it would have ‘no more political prisoners’ by year-end after announcing a sweeping amnesty, releasing several inmates as campaigners voiced concern that more dissidents remain behind bars. Full story


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