Tuesday 28 July 2015
 
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Gaddafi son Saif 'sentenced' to death

A Libyan court has sentenced Saif Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, to death for war crimes during  the 2011 unrest. More than 30 former Libyan officials were accused of committing war crimes during the unrest that ended in the overthrow of the countr

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Magnitude 7.0 quake hits Irian Jaya, Indonesia

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake was 32.8 miles (52.8 km) deep and was centered 154 miles (248 km) west of Jayapura at 6:41 a.m. (2141

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China cbank to make monetary policy changes

China's central bank said on Tuesday that it will use various monetary tools to maintain appropriate levels of liquidity in the second half of this year . It added that the country's main economic indicators are steadily improving. Plunging share markets ha

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Oil hits 4-month low on China, glut worries

Oil prices fell close to four-month lows in early Asian trade on Tuesday after stock market sell-offs on both sides of the Pacific rattled investor sentiment about the Chinese economy, adding to concerns about a global oil glut. Both the dollar and euro held steady in early Asian

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Indian ex-president Kalam, 84, dead

Former President of India and rocket scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam died in Shillong in Meghalaya state, a report said. He was hospitalised in a very critical condition after he fell ill during a function at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong on Monday, television reports

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Stars express 'dismay' over Amnesty sex trade move

A host of Hollywood stars, including Oscar-winning actresses Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson, have lent their support to a petition demanding that Amnesty International reject a proposal to endorse the decriminalisation of the sex trade. The global human rights group

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Stars express 'dismay' over Amnesty sex trade move

A host of Hollywood stars, including Oscar-winning actresses Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson, have lent their support to a petition demanding that Amnesty International reject a proposal to endorse the decriminalisation of the sex trade. The global human rights group

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Battle at Punjab police station ends; 9 killed

Indian police overcame a group of heavily armed men dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour gun battle that ended in a small-town police station near the border with Pakistan, and at least nine people were killed. Police in the frontier state of Punjab killed three

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Battle at Indian police station ends, nine killed

Indian police overcame heavily armed men dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour gun battle that left at least nine people dead at a police station in the northern frontier state of Punjab, close to the border with Pakistan. Police killed three unidentified attacke

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Six killed as militants attack police in Punjab

India tightened security on the border with Pakistan on Monday after heavily armed men stormed a police station in the northern frontier state of Punjab, killing six people and wounding several others. Armed police exchanged fire with the gunmen, who were holed up in the police s

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