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Vietnam Avoids Stamping Controversial Chinese Passports – Voice of America

Voice of America Vietnam Avoids Stamping Controversial Chinese PassportsVoice of AmericaHANOI — A new passport design issued by China is causing a stir in Asia. The passport features a map that includes territory claimed by other countries. It includes the South China Sea, which is also claimed by Vietnam. Officials are finding their own way […]

US plans to keep 10000 US troops in Afghanistan after 2014 – The Guardian

The Guardian US plans to keep 10000 US troops in Afghanistan after 2014The GuardianThe long-term US military presence in Afghanistan is likely to be a “light footprint” of about 10,000 American troops, boosted by a few thousand more soldiers from Nato allies, according to US media reports. Most foreign combat troops are expected to be […]

A bittersweet victory for Catalonia’s president – BBC News

BBC News A bittersweet victory for Catalonia's presidentBBC NewsAfter regional elections on Sunday in Catalonia, in the north-east of Spain, Artur Mas, the man who trumpeted the cause of independence throughout the campaign will still run its regional government. But only after he has reached a deal with other parties.Catalonian elections: Madrid is bad, austerity […]

Rebels patrol in Congo city as deadline nears – USA TODAY

San Francisco Chronicle Rebels patrol in Congo city as deadline nearsUSA TODAYM23 rebels have increased patrols in the city of Goma despite a regional bloc issuing an ultimatum for their retreat and Congolese army troops regrouping in the nearby town of Minova. M23 rebel patrol. M23 rebels patrol around Congo's Central Bank in …DR Congo: […]

Mohammed Morsi ‘very optimistic’ over deal to resolve Egypt crisis – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk Mohammed Morsi 'very optimistic' over deal to resolve Egypt crisisTelegraph.co.ukMr Morsi on Monday began negotiations with the country's senior judges in a bid to defuse the stand-off, publicly expressing his confidence that further violent unrest could be averted. “President Morsi is very optimistic that Egyptians will overcome this …Morsi to meet senior judges to […]

Suspected cluster bomb attack by regime condemned by rights groups – The Guardian

The Guardian Suspected cluster bomb attack by regime condemned by rights groupsThe GuardianThe death of 10 children in an apparent cluster-bomb attack near Damascus has been widely condemned by human rights groups, which claim that the outlawed weapons have been increasingly used by the Syrian regime against civilians over the past two …Syrian Rebels Seize […]

Thousands protest after deadly factory fire in Bangladesh – Fox News

ABC News Thousands protest after deadly factory fire in BangladeshFox NewsSeveral thousand workers in Bangladesh's textile sector demonstrated Monday on the outskirts of the country's capital in protest against a factory fire that took 111 lives. A second fire was reported Monday morning in another clothing factory in Dhaka, though …Deadly Bangladesh garment factory fire […]

Israeli defense chief Ehud Barak quitting politics – CBS News

CBS News Israeli defense chief Ehud Barak quitting politicsCBS NewsJERUSALEM Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday abruptly announced he was quitting politics, injecting new turmoil into the Israeli political system weeks ahead of general elections. Barak, Israel's most-decorated soldier and one-time prime …Politics and the Defense Minister: Why Ehud Barak ResignedTIMEEhud Barak to retire […]

Deadly blaze at German disability workshop – euronews

euronews Deadly blaze at German disability workshopeuronewsPolice in southern Germany are investigating the cause of a deadly fire at a charity workshop for disabled people. It is thought the blaze broke out around 14h CET after an explosion in the roof. Fourteen people were killed, seven injured and up to fifty others …Fourteen die in […]

Official: Hamas will seek more weapons – Washington Post

Haaretz Official: Hamas will seek more weaponsWashington PostCAIRO — Israel and Hamas on Monday resumed indirect discussions over their fragile cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a top Hamas official said, but he warned that violence could flare again if negotiators did not quickly come to an agreement. In an interview with …Mixed reactions from Hamas […]