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CAR violence erupts after leaders quit

Anti-Seleka protesters shout slogans on their way to the Mpoko airport during a demonstration calling for the resignation of the Central African Republic president in Bangui on Friday. — AFP photo
Gunfire rang out, mosques were attacked and Muslim-owned shops and houses were looted overnight in Central African Republic’s capital, despite the country’s interim leadership stepping down as part of a drive to restore order. The resignations may provide... Full story

UN asks S Sudan to release political prisoners

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council urged the South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir, to free political detainees loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar in order to kickstart stalled peace talks. Full story

7 injured in Thai protest shooting

Seven people were wounded after gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on anti-government protesters in Bangkok early on Saturday, heightening fears of worsening violence when protesters attempt to ‘shut down’ the capital... Full story

Hollande ‘affair’ to overshadow policy shift

French newspapers warned on Saturday that the president Francois Hollande’s alleged affair with an actress risked overshadowing his much-anticipated announcement of a new tack in efforts to kindle growth and create jobs. Full story

Victory for ‘Avatar’ tribe as India rejects miner’s plans

An Indian tribe dubbed the ‘real-life Avatar’ after the Hollywood blockbuster have won their fight to stop British resources giant Vedanta from mining bauxite in hills they regard as sacred, reports said on Saturday. Full story

Pakistan honours teenage bomb hero with bravery award

Pakistani army personnel salute after placing flowers on the grave of student Aitzaz Hassan in Hangu district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday. — AFP photo
A Pakistani teenager who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber, saving the lives of hundreds of students, has been handed the country’s highest award for bravery. Aitzaz Hassan, 15, a student in Hangu district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province... Full story

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Ex-Israeli PM Ariel Sharon dies

Ariel Sharon
Ariel Sharon, the trailblasing former Israeli general and prime minister who was in a coma for eight years after he suffering a stroke at the height of his power, died on Saturday aged 85, his family and the government said. Sharon’s son Gilad announced... Full story

Opposition leader beaten in fresh Ukraine clashes

Ukraine’s ex-interior minister and current opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko was under intensive care in hospital on Saturday after being beaten in fresh clashes that erupted between pro-EU demonstrators and club-wielding police. Full story

Tens of thousands join India anti-graft party

India’s new anti-graft party has signed up tens of thousands of members in a nationwide recruitment drive as it seeks to build support ahead of general elections, an official said on Saturday. Full story

Thousands at anti-Erdogan protest amid graft probe

Tens of thousands of Turkish demonstrators took to the streets in capital Ankara on Saturday in protest against the prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, which has been rocked by a vast corruption probe. Full story

Hardline monks rally Sri Lanka as Buddhist front

With a bloody civil war over and a cautious peace at hand, a group of hardline Buddhist monks is rallying Sri Lankans against what they say is a pernicious threat: Muslims. In just over a year, the saffron-swathed monks of Bodu Bala... Full story

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The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, on Friday condemned US troops for killing a four-year-old boy in the southern province of Helmand, in a fresh strain to troubled relations between Washington and Kabul. Helmand governor Naeem Baloch... Full story


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