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UK Intelligence Surveillance Hearing To Begin

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A tribunal is hearing a legal challenge by civil liberty groups against the alleged use of mass surveillance programmes by UK intelligence services.

Italy Shipwreck: Raising Of Costa Concordia Begins

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The wrecked Italian cruise ship costa Concordia is being raised in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history.    

Ukraine Conflict: Fighting Flares Near City Of Luhansk

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Fighting has intensified outside the rebel-held east Ukrainian city of Luhansk, with rebels saying government forces tried to storm the city with tanks.    

Vince Cable: UK To Deal With Foreign Takeovers Of UK Firms

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United Kingdom business secretary Vince Cable has said he will tighten the rules to deal with foreign takeovers of UK firms.    

Libya Prepares To Move Parliament To Benghazi

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Libyan authorities have given indications they would press ahead with plans to move the country's parliament to the eastern port city of Benghazi despite a collapse in law and order there.    

Kenya Attack: Armed Assailants Attack Village, Steal Police Guns

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Armed assailants attacked a village on Kenya’s coast, stole guns from police reservists and burnt down a primary school, in the latest in a series of raids since mid-June that have killed about 100 people.    

Overloaded Bus Crash In China Kills 11

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An overloaded minivan ferrying children home from kindergarten in China's Hunan province has crashed into a pond, killing all 11 people on board.

Afghan Poll Crisis: Kerry Says Afghan Is At A Critical Moment

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US secretary of state John Kerry says Afghanistan is at a "critical moment" as he tries to resolve tensions over the disputed presidential poll.    

Iraq Conflict: Kurds Seize Oil Fields

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Iraqi Kurds have taken over two oil fields, amid a growing dispute with the government in Baghdad.    

Obama: America To Broker A Ceasefire In Gaza

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US President Barack Obama says America is prepared to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.    

Israel Air Strike: Death Toll Rises To 100

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Palestinian sources say the death toll from Israeli air strikes on Gaza has risen to 100.    

Applications For US Unemployment Benefits Fall To 304,000, Close To A 7-Year Low

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Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years.

German Politicians React Angrily Over News Of Possible US Spy In Defence Ministry

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German politicians have reacted angrily to news of a possible U.S. spy in the defense ministry, coming just days after the arrest of a German Foreign Intelligence agency worker as a suspected CIA informant

Emergency Phone And Internet Data Retention Law Set To Be Approved

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An emergency law to ensure police and security agents can continue to access people's phone and internet records is expected to be approved at a special cabinet meeting later on Thursday.    

Iraq Rebels Seize Nuclear Material

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Iraq has warned the UN that Sunni militants have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the city of Mosul.

At Least 6 Suspected Militants Killed In US Drone Strike In Pakistan

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At least six suspected militants have been killed in a U.S. drone strike in the Pakistani tribal region of north Waziristan.

Burundi To Come Up With Regulation To Limit Number Of Churches

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Burundi is to come up with new regulations that would require churches to have at least 500 members and a proper building.

Obama Supports Texas Governor On Border Fixes

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U.S. president Barrack Obama has sided with republican Texas governor Rick Perry on recommendations for improving security on the U.S-Mexico border.

Head Of U.S. Counterterrorism Centre To Step Down

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United States Director of the National Counterterrorism Centre, Matthew G. Olsen is stepping down as director after three years.

Israel Intensify Aerial Attack On Gaza Strip

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Israeli defences force have intensified its aerial attack on Gaza strip, hitting several hundreds of target in the Hamas control areas, destroying several Hamas target.