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World Toilet Day: Kibera slum seeks to ground 'flying toilets' | DW | 18.11.2014

Lack of toilets is a common problem in many slums across the world but as the world celebrates the World Toilet Day on Wednesday (19. 11.2014), more …

Iran says nuclear deal 'possible' in last-ditch round

Iran's foreign minister insists nuclear deal remains 'possible' ahead of final round of talks in Vienna<p>Iran's foreign minister insisted on Tuesday a nuclear deal remained possible as he arrived for a final round of talks with world powers, with differences still wide just six days before a deadline …

South Asia

Hong Kong bailiffs clear protest site

Authorities in Hong Kong began clearing a strip of the main pro-democracy protest zone on Tuesday morning, more than 50 days after it was first occupied.<p>Protestors offered no resistance as bailiffs oversaw a team tearing down barricades at Admiralty, with several pre-emptively removing their …

Deaths reported in Syrian bombing in Aleppo

Activists say a Syrian military air strike has killed at least 14 people and wounded many others in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo after striking a neighbourhood with crude bombs.<p>The military aircraft dropped at least one "barrel bomb" - crude weapons made from canisters laden with …

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon issues state of emergency ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard Monday in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.<p>Nixon said the National Guard would …

Bird flu strain on UK farm identified as H5N8

<b>The strain of bird flu found on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire has been identified as H5N8, the same type seen in recent outbreaks in Europe.</b><p>The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said the risk to public health remained very low.<p>The strain is very dangerous for bird …

Vladimir Putin vows that United States 'will never subjugate Russia'

Russian president echoes Al Capone as he says 'weapons and politeness' are better than 'politeness alone'<p>Vladimir Putin issued a defiant message to the West on Tuesday, accusing the United States of trying to "subjugate" Russia while promising it would never succeed.<p>The Russian president also …

Russia

Colombian Military Hunts for Kidnapped General

The Colombian military has mobilized across the country’s forests in pursuit of a general abducted by kidnappers thought to be leftist rebels<i>.</i><p>The …