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Burglars target Interpol building in South Africa, again

Burglars target Interpol building in South Africa, again

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:58

Thieves have broken into the building that houses Interpol and an elite South African police unit in the capital Pretoria for the second time in three weeks, a spokesman said Thursday.

Former Ireland prime minister Reynolds dies aged 81: Report

Former Ireland prime minister Reynolds dies aged 81: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:40

Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process and in brokering the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81, Irish broadcaster RTE reported Thursday.

Tel Aviv flights working normally despite Hamas threat

Tel Aviv flights working normally despite Hamas threat

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:31

All flights were operating normally at Israel`s Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv early Thursday despite a warning issued by Hamas`s armed wing in Gaza, officials said. 

Australian opposition leader cleared of rape allegation

Australian opposition leader cleared of rape allegation

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:29

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten revealed Thursday he had been cleared by police of historical sex assault allegations, which he said were "abhorrent".

UN works to help Nigerian girls

UN works to help Nigerian girls

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:27

UN agency in Nigeria will work to help some of the Nigerian schoolgirls who managed to escape after being abducted by Boko Haram militants.

Hamas says three top Gaza commanders killed in Israeli air strike

Hamas says three top Gaza commanders killed in Israeli air strike

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:25

An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist militant group said.

Malaysian militants bought bomb material for planned attack: Official

Malaysian militants bought bomb material for planned attack: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:24

Suspected Malaysian militants loyal to the extremist Islamic State movement bought bomb-making material ahead of a proposed attack on a Carlsberg brewery near the capital Kuala Lumpur, a top anti-terrorism official said.

Japan mulls building its own fighter jets: Report

Japan mulls building its own fighter jets: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:20

Japan is considering building its own fighter jets after years of playing second fiddle in a US construction partnership, a report said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke fears of its military resurgence among Asian neighbours.

French President Hollande outraged at execution of Foley

French President Hollande outraged at execution of Foley

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:16

French President Francois Hollande said Thursday he was outraged at the execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State jihadists, accusing them of barbarism.

`Islamic State militants embarrassing Muslims`

`Islamic State militants embarrassing Muslims`

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:13

The President of the world`s most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism.