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Syrian opposition agrees to attend talks

A man holds a dead child after what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad in the Al-Maysar neighbourhood of Aleppo on Saturday. — Reuters photo
Syria’s main political opposition group in exile agreed on Saturday to attend internationally sponsored peace talks, and said for the first time three rebel fighting forces also wanted to take part. The agreement by the Syrian National Coalition... Full story

Egyptians back constitution

More than 98 per cent of voters backed a new Egyptian constitution in a referendum this week, authorities said on Saturday, though the turnout was lower than some officials had indicated, with under 40 per cent of the electorate taking part. Full story

Attack on Bangkok anti-govt rally injures 28

Twenty-eight people were wounded, seven seriously, in explosions on Sunday at a camp of anti-government protesters in Bangkok, the latest violence in a prolonged political crisis dividing the country and threatening the Thai economy. Full story

Abe calls for ‘frank’ talks with China, S Korea

The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, called on Sunday for ‘frank’ summit talks with China and South Korea to help solve historical and territorial disputes that have soured ties between the neighbours. Full story

Deadly Kabul restaurant attack throws aid work into peril

A discreet beer over plates of mezze was one of few comforts on offer to aid workers and diplomats in Kabul, but a bloodbath at a Lebanese restaurant could mean many foreigners leave Afghanistan when the country needs them most. Full story

US spies to remain ‘interested’ in foreign govts: Obama

The US intelligence service will continue to spy on foreign governments, the president, Barack Obama, said in an interview broadcast on Saturday, although he assured the chancellor, Angela Merkel, that he would not let... Full story

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Top Ghanaian journalist Komla Dumor dies at 41

Komla Dumor
BBC presenter Komla Dumor, one of Ghana’s best known journalists, has died suddenly at the age of 41, his family have said. The BBC said Dumor, a presenter on its World News channel and its ‘Focus on Africa’ programme, suffered... Full story

Modi ridicules Rahul over election candidacy

India’s opposition prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi mocked the ruling Congress party on Sunday for refusing to name Rahul Gandhi as its choice for premier in upcoming elections. Full story

‘Diabolical’ Arab countries behind Iraq strife: Maliki

The Iraqi prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, blamed ‘diabolical’ and ‘treacherous’ Arab countries for a protracted surge in nationwide violence in a speech on Sunday, but stopped short of naming individual countries. Full story

Gunmen attack Muslims fleeing CAR, kill 22, 3 kids

Gunmen wielding machetes attacked Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, killing 22 people and leaving survivors with gashes spurting blood, Save the Children said on Sunday. Full story

Turkey says ready to discuss judicial row with EU

Turkey’s foreign minister said on Sunday the country was ready to discuss all issues with the European Union at high-profile talks this week, including a row over judicial independence that has escalated the crisis engulfing... Full story

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Some 200,000 Ukrainian protesters massed in central Kiev on Sunday in defiance of hugely controversial new curbs pushed through by the president, Viktor Yanukovych, in a bid to suppress a pro-EU protest movement. Full story


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