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Syria's Bashar al-Assad vows to retake 'entire country' despite international pressure for ceasefire

ABC Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to recapture the whole of Syria and keep "fighting terrorism" while also negotiating an end to the war, as international pressure mounts for a ceasefire.
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Rolf Harris faces further assault charges

Sky News Australia - ‎9 hours ago‎
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris is to be charged with seven further counts of indecent assault against girls and women, British prosecutors say.
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The Pentagon considers these North Korean mobile ballistic missiles a top threat

Business Insider Australia - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Pentagon outlined in a report to congress today that North Korea's mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are a top threat to the nation, Bloomberg Business reports.
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Drug cartel battle kills 49 in Mexico jail - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Drug cartel battle kills 49 in Mexico jail. A battle between the feared Zetas drug cartel and rivals at a prison has left 49 people dead in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, authorities say.
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How Edgar Latulip solved the 30-year-old mystery of his own disappearance

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
For 30 years, Edgar Latulip didn't remember his own name or realise he was living 130 kilometres from home, where there were competing theories about how and where he had most likely died.
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UN peacekeepers killed in attack on base in northern Mali

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Bamako: Five UN peacekeepers were killed when their base in northern Mali was hit by mortars, gunfire and a truck bomb on Friday, an attack that a local separatist group blamed on Islamist militants.
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Saudi Arabia has made a 'final' decision to join the fight against ISIS

Business Insider Australia - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Saudi Arabia has made a “final” decision to send ground troops into Syria to fight the Islamic State, the spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition force in Yemen told reporters on Thursday.
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Kiir's Selection of Machar as VP Could Be Key in Ending South Sudan War

Voice of America - ‎4 hours ago‎
February 12, 2016 4:10 PM. South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has appointed rebel leader Riek Machar to be first vice president in a coalition government, in what could be an important step toward ending the country's civil war.
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Death toll of Taiwan quake surges to 98 after more than 30 bodies found on Friday

AsiaOne - ‎1 hour ago‎
Of the 98 confirmed deaths, 96 were killed in the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex in Tainan's Yongkang district, the semi-official Central News Agency reported late on Friday, citing the National Fire Agency.

UK's Independent newspapers to cease print editions

Irish Examiner - ‎8 hours ago‎
The owners of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday newspapers in the UK have confirmed the print version of the titles will close, leaving an online-only edition.
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British boy in second IS killing video - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
British boy in second IS killing video. Islamic State (IS) has released a new video purportedly showing a young British boy blowing up a car and killing three prisoners inside.
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Carter Says UAE Will Put Special Forces in Syria - ‎7 hours ago‎
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter shakes hands with British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon during a Counter-ISIL Coalition Ministerial meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.
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Auschwitz survivors testify at former SS sergeant's trial - ‎13 hours ago‎
94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp Reinhold Hanning, right, stands next to his lawyer Andreas Scharmer, center, during his trial in Detmold, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
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Woman and toddler saved from car in an icy canal in Amsterdam. - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dramatic footage shows amazing rescue of mother and her toddler after car ends up in Amsterdam's Schinkel canal. Bystanders have captured video showing a brave rescue in Amsterdam.
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Tensions rise as NATO moves to blunt Russia's Eastern European build-up

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Budapest: A move to triple the number of NATO troops in Eastern Europe will aggravate an already paranoid Russia and, according to experts, raise the risk of accidental war.
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Woman trapped in lift for 14 hours in Auckland

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
A 56-year-old woman who spent a traumatic 14 hours trapped inside an elevator whiled away the hours by "drawing pictures and writing poems" to keep herself calm.
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UAE creates 'ministry of happiness' to boost well-being of citizens

Ahram Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
From (L) to (R) Shamma Al Mazrui, the Minister of State for Youth, Ohood Al Roumi, the Minister of State for Happiness and Jamila Salim Al Muhairi, newly-appointed Minister of State for Education of the United Arab Emirates.
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Some Mad Genius Stitched 'Mario Kart' And 'Star Wars' Together And The End Result's Better Than Either

Junkee - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Mario Kart 64 took up far more of my late high-school years than I care to admit, especially once I learned how to run a Nintendo 64 emulator on my laptop and the HSC rolled around.