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Protesters march in Bangkok

An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag during a rally at the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok on Saturday. — Reuters photo
Anti-government protesters massed in the Thai capital Saturday vowing to keep up their fight to topple the government, a day after a bomb attack on their rally that killed one and wounded dozens. Tensions in Bangkok soared following the blast, the latest bloodshed in weeks... Full story

Obama set limits, overhauls surveillance programme

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The president, Barack Obama, called for the end of his government’s control over masses of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans, and promised in a major and long-expected speech that US intelligence would no longer be listening... Full story

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India funeral stampede kills 18

Indian Bohra Muslims struggle through the crowd as they take part in the funeral procession of their spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin in Mumbai on Saturday. — AFP photo
At least 18 people died and nearly 50 were injured in a stampede in India’s financial capital of Mumbai early on Saturday as thousands of mourners gathered following the death of the 102-year-old leader of a Muslim sect, the police said. Full story

Civilians flee threatened South Sudan town: UN

Civilians have again fled the flashpoint South Sudan town of Bor ahead of a looming new assault by government forces, the United Nations said Friday. Numbers taking refuge in UN compounds or fleeing the country are also rising... Full story

Fresh fighting in C Africa as presidential vote looms

Fresh fighting has broken out in the strife- torn Central African Republic as the deadline closed Saturday for candidates to register for a vote by the transitional parliament for a new interim president. ‘There is some violence nearly... Full story

India, Pakistan to allow greater trade through land route

India and Pakistan agreed on Saturday to allow round-the-clock movement of trucks and containers through their main border crossing, signalling a thaw in relations after a year’s standoff over military tensions on the border. Full story

Divided Syria opposition debates joining peace talks

Syria’s exiled opposition began debating Saturday whether to join international peace talks next week after Damascus offered concessions including a ceasefire plan for the battered city of Aleppo. Full story

Nun in Italy ‘unaware of pregnancy’

A Salvadorean nun who said she had no idea she was pregnant gave birth in Italy this week after she felt stomach cramps in her convent and was rushed to hospital, Italian media rep orted on Friday. Full story

Myanmar frees scores of child soldiers from armed forces: UN

Myanmar’s army has freed 96 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said Saturday, hailing a ‘historic step’ towards ending the use of child soldiers in the formerly junta-run nation. Full story

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Inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog arrived in Tehran Saturday in readiness to oversee implementation of a landmark deal that puts temporary curbs on Iran’s nuclear programme, state media reported. The team is led by the head... Full story


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