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Aid, evacuation resumed in Homs

In this photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Centre (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian men help survivors out of a destroyed building after a Syrian forces warplane’s attack in Aleppo, Syria, on Saturday. — AP photo
Aid workers resumed humanitarian operations in Homs on Sunday, a day after they came under mortar fire in the besieged rebel heart of the Syrian city, evacuating dozens of civilians and sending in supplies to 2,500 people trapped by civil war. Homs governor Talal... Full story

70,000 rally in Kiev in fresh show of force

An estimated 70,000 pro-Western Ukrainians thronged the heart of Kiev on Sunday vowing never to give up their drive to oust president Viktor Yanukovych for his alliance with old master Russia. Full story

Iran says warships sailing towards US

An Iranian naval officer said a number of warships had been ordered to approach US maritime borders as a response to the stationing of US vessels in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Saturday. Full story

Heavy snow hits Japan

The heaviest snow in decades in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has left at least eleven dead and more than 1,000 injured across the country, reports said on Sunday. As much as 27 centimetres of snow was recorded in Tokyo by... Full story

US government to expand recognition of gay marriage

US attorney general Eric Holder will expand government recognition of same-sex marriages in all federal courtrooms and prisons on Monday, and ensure they receive the same benefits as heterosexual ones. Full story

Vitamin C keeps cancer at bay

Research suggests that high-dose vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy in the lab and mice, BBC reported. Given by injection, it could potentially be a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian... Full story

China rejects US criticism on South China Sea

China rejected US allegations that it is using vague territorial claims to gradually assert control in the disputed South China Sea, and in turn accused Washington of exaggerating tensions in the region. Full story

Kashmir under curfew amid separatist strike

Thousands of Indian troops fanned out across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday, detaining about 200 separatist activists to prevent protests during a three-day strike to mark the execution anniversaries of two separatists in... Full story

NASA bets on private companies to exploit moon’s resources

NASA — building on successful partnerships with private companies to resupply the International Space Station — is now looking to private entrepreneurs to help exploit resources on the moon. Full story

Nine killed in brutal Iraq assassinations

Nine people were found dead in two brutal incidents in Iraq on Sunday — one where militants forced Shia policemen to pray before killing them, and another where decapitated heads were left in a market. Full story

Egypt’s Sabahi says to contest presidency

Egyptian leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi announced on Saturday he would be running for the presidency in a forthcoming election, enlivening a race that army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to win. Full story

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Iran agreed on Sunday seven more ‘practical steps’ with the UN nuclear watchdog in talks seeking further safeguards to enhance transparency on Tehran’s nuclear drive, a top official said. ‘Seven more practical steps in regards to... Full story


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