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Mass ‘executions’ in Syria could be war crime: UN

Extremist Islamic groups in Syria are committing a ‘soaring’ number of killings in the country’s north that could amount to war crimes, the UN human rights office said Thursday. A Syrian activist group says two weeks of fighting between... Full story

Egyptian voters backed new charter

An overwhelming majority of Egyptians who voted on the country’s new constitution have backed the draft charter, a senior Egyptian official said on Thursday. The official said that unofficial results, after most of ballots have been counted, indicate... Full story

Australian heatwave continues to worsen

Australians sweltering through a severe heatwave were warned on Thursday that the worst is yet to come, with hundreds of fires raging in several states and temperatures nearing record highs. Full story

Early gene therapy trial for blindness promising

A small, preliminary study using gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness is promising and could trigger similar efforts for other causes of vision loss, British doctors say. They studied just six patients. Of those, two... Full story

34 officers accused of cheating

The US Air Force disclosed on Wednesday that 34 officers entrusted with the world’s deadliest weapons have been removed from launch duty for allegedly cheating — or tolerating cheating by others — on routine proficiency tests. Full story

Authorities break up int’l paedophile ring

Child abuse investigators in Britain, the United States and Australia have dismantled an organised crime group that live-streamed child sexual abuse to order from the Philippines. Full story

Angry wife outs Indian minister’s ‘affair’ on Twitter

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The furious wife of the Indian government’s top-tweeting minister admitted Thursday she had hacked his account to send out messages exposing an alleged affair he was having with a Pakistani journalist. Full story

Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

A lawyer for Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf who is on trial for high treason says his client has been advised to go to the US for medical treatment. Anwar Mansoor Khan says he submitted a letter to the court on Thursday asking... Full story

UN fears ‘genocide’ in Central Africa

The spiralling violence in the Central African Republic could turn into a genocide, the UN’s humanitarian operations director warned Thursday, calling for large-scale aid and military support to help stabilise the country. Full story

Outrage in HK over Indonesian abuse case

The Hong Kong police are investigating allegations that a 23-year-old Indonesian maid was tortured by her employers, the latest case to provoke outrage over abuses suffered by the city’s army of foreign domestic workers. Full story

Uganda fights in South Sudan as rebellion rages

Uganda has confirmed its troops are fighting alongside South Sudan’s government against rebels, as fresh details emerged Thursday of brutal ethnic killings in the conflict ravaging the world’s youngest nation. Full story

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The president, Barack Obama, implored Democratic senators on Wednesday to put off new sanctions against Iran that he warned could derail delicate nuclear talks. Regrouping at the start of a busy election year, Obama also encouraged... Full story


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