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Malaria deaths halved since 2000

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 - 12:26am
WHO says death rate fell by 47 percent between 2000 and 2013, while warning that Ebola outbreak threatens gains made.

US on alert ahead of torture report release

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 - 11:50pm
Security stepped up at US facilities around the world ahead of report detailing harsh CIA interrogation techniques.

Hague-based ICC accepts Palestine's status

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 - 11:10pm
Decision clears way for the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes in the occupied territories.

ISIL and Iran to dominate Gulf Arab summit

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 - 11:02pm
Leaders meet after eight-month diplomatic spat to try to cooperate in countering regional foe and rampant armed group.

Philippines downgrades Hagupit to depression

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 - 10:21pm
Philippine weather bureau downgrades Hagupit to 'tropical depression' as it weakens without causing major damage.

Putting the GCC house in order

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 - 3:51pm
Can the Doha summit end the deep divisions among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries?

Typhoon spares Philippines major damage

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 11:56pm
Three people reported killed as Hagupit weakens, but there are still fears of floods and landslides.

Many dead in Nepal bus crash

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 11:18pm
Overcrowded bus plunges off a mountain road, leaving at least 17 dead and 50 more injured.

UN: Opium harvests soaring in Southeast Asia

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 11:16pm
Regional increase in demand for opium and heroin triggers a resurgence of production and threatens development.

Syrian gunmen capture Lebanese soldiers

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 10:27pm
Three Lebanese soldiers snatched by armed fighters in Brital near the Syria border, sources tell Al Jazeera.

Caribbean nations urge US to end Cuba embargo

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 10:02pm
US pressed to end 54-year-old economic embargo, as 15 Caribbean nations meet in Havana for summit.

More than 200 freed in Nigeria mass jailbreak

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 8:09pm
Armed men attack jail in Tunga, in the third mass prison escape to hit the country in two months.

Syria says Israeli jets hit Damascus

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 6:46pm
Israel yet to react to state TV's claim its jets struck two places, one near Damascus airport, but caused no casualties.

Tragedy strikes Ethiopian migrant boat

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 5:45pm
At least 70 people drown after boat capsizes amid high winds and rough seas off Yemen, officials say.

Will Iran join the fight against ISIL?

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 2:39pm
Iranian official has admitted targeting the group on Iraqi soil, saying it is defending its friends' interests.

Typhoon tears into disaster-weary Philippines

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 1:35am
Storm roars in from Pacific as government hopes better preparation can prevent tragedy similiar to Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Republicans win US Senate runoff

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 1:08am
Republicans win Louisiana in the last of the Senate contest, taking their tally to 54 of the 100 seats in the house.

Vietnam detains blogger for anti-state posts

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 - 12:09am
The arrest of prominent blogger Nguyen Quang Lap is the second this month, as crackdown intensifies against dissent.

Violence erupts at Haiti protests

Sat, 6 Dec 2014 - 10:43pm
Tear gas fired at protesters demanding President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe step down.

Iran charges Washington Post journalist

Sat, 6 Dec 2014 - 9:38pm
US journalist Jason Rezaian, is charged by Iranian authorities nearly five months after being arrested.