Al-Assad warns of rebel attacks

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suggested that some outside governments may urge rebels to attack international inspectors sent into war-fractured country to secure its arsenal of chemical weapons.

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Funds withdrawn in Richard III row

Members of the Richard III Society withdraw funding meant for the king’s tomb at Leicester Cathedral because they are unhappy with the design.

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Could mall attack happen here?

It’s hard to imagine a softer target than an enclosed, easy-to-enter space with large numbers of civilians milling about with no authority clearly in charge.

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China media: Bo Xilai’s sentence

China’s state media praise disgraced politician Bo Xilai’s sentencing as a victory against corruption, while Hong Kong papers see the trial as part of a factional struggle in the ruling party.

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Raid in Karachi: Rangers recover explosives, weapons from fruit crates

KARACHI: Rangers recovered explosives, grenades and other weapons from fruit crates on a truck in the Old Sabzi Mandi Sakhya Ground area of Karachi on Monday, Express News reported. No one was arrested as the criminals managed to get away. The targeted operation in Karachi began on September 5, and since then more than 300 suspects have been arrested. The Rangers are ...

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Australia clamps down on information about asylum seekers

CANBERRA: Australia’s government said on Monday it would no longer provide regular information on asylum boats turned away or on  emergencies at sea involving asylum seekers under a new military operation to curb people trafficking. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, accused by rights groups of imposing a gag on an issue which split voters in a Sept 7 election, said the government ...

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Derby meant more to City – Kompany

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany says a derby victory means more to his team-mates than to Manchester United’s players.

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Soldiers attacked in Kashmir market

A paramilitary soldier dies in Indian-administered Kashmir when suspected militants fire at two soldiers in a busy marketplace in Srinagar, police say.

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Unfair to boo Vettel – Horner

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says it is “unfair”, “not right” and “not deserved” for fans to boo Sebastian Vettel.

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Factories ablaze as Bangladesh garment workers protest

DHAKA: Angry Bangladeshi garment workers blocked roads, set factories alight and clashed with police for a third day on Monday as protests demanding a minimum monthly wage of 0 spread outside the capital Dhaka. Abdul Baten, police chief of the Gazipur industrial district near Dhaka which is home to hundreds of factories, told AFP that “up to 200,000 workers” had joined ...

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