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Syrian forces 'launch Deraa assault'
Southern city comes under attack as Homs and Hama endure ongoing bombardments, with UN assembly set to discuss violence.
Last updated: 16 Feb 2012 12:12 GMT
'Tortured' Chinese dissident seeks US asylum
Government critic says he suffered horrific abuse after being arrested for writing unflattering book on Chinese premier.
Last updated: 19 Jan 2012 13:47 GMT
Ceasefire 'agreed' in Syrian mountain town
Opposition says army to withdraw from Zabadani after deal agreed by town leaders and deputy defence minister.
Last updated: 19 Jan 2012 03:56 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Iran spar over oil embargo
Saudi oil minister dismisses Iranian threat to block Strait of Hormuz in case of international oil embargo on Tehran.
Last updated: 16 Jan 2012 16:17 GMT
Obama projects Pacific power
What's the real story behind Washington sending a bunch of marines to Australia?
Last updated: 22 Nov 2011 10:30 GMT
Putin in China to boost bilateral ties
Talks during Russian prime minister's two-day visit to Beijing are likely to focus on a gas deal mired in disagreement.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2011 11:37 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
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Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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