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Section: Flash Points

Iran's Rouhani dismisses nuclear weapons fears

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Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country would never build nuclear weapons. Mr Rouhani also told US broadcaster NBC he had full ... read more >>


Brazil 'Mensalao' corruption trial to be reopened

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Brazil's Supreme Court has narrowly ruled in favour of reopening the country's biggest corruption trial. The court agreed that 12 of 25 people convic... read more >>


EU police officer killed in Kosovo

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A European Union police officer has been shot dead while on patrol in Mitrovica in northern Kosovo. The EU mission, Eulex, condemned the "act of cowa... read more >>


Pakistan-Afghan border: Six killed in shooting near Zhob

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At least six people have been killed in Pakistan in shooting near the border with Afghanistan, officials say. The bodies were found in Balochistan pr... read more >>


Ugandan reporter Kaitana bailed over DR Congo M23 charges

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A Ugandan journalist charged with recruiting men for the M23 rebel group in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed on bail. A court... read more >>


Assad: Syria needs one year to destroy chemical weapons

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he is committed to a plan to destroy his country's chemical weapons but warned it could take about a year. ... read more >>


Egyptian forces clash with militants

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gyptian security forces backed by helicopters have clashed with militants after entering a town near Cairo. Soldiers went into Kerdasah at about 05:3... read more >>


Turkish police disperse Gezi Park protesters

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Turkish police have fired tear gas and water cannon at people trying to enter an Istanbul park that was the focus of last month's anti-government prot... read more >>


Nigeria school massacre: Yobe secondary schools closed

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Secondary schools have been ordered to close across Nigeria's north-eastern state of Yobe after a massacre in which suspected Islamist extremists kill... read more >>


Minbar Ansar Deen and Boko Haram face UK membership ban

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Support for two extremist groups - Minbar Ansar Deen and Boko Haram - is to be made a criminal offence in the UK. Home Secretary Theresa May has aske... read more >>



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