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Give Us a Few Flips, And We’ll Give You the World…in The Daily Edition

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Peace hopes for Ukraine after Milan meeting

Ukraine and Russia have signalled there could be progress in settling a festering row over gas supplies after three meetings between the nations in the space of ten hours.<p>The meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Milan on Friday, the …

Rival Koreas exchange fire across border

North and South Korean troops briefly exchanged fire across their heavily fortified land border, in the second such incident this month, the South's Yonhap news agency reported.<p>The exchange on Sunday happened at about 5.40pm local time [0840 GMT], after a South Korean border patrol fired warning …

Why is al-Aqsa Mosque vital to Muslims? | Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says that his government has started legal action to prevent Israeli settlers from dividing the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.<p>Abbas says attacks by Israelis are designed to divide the Islamic place of worship, and has called on Palestinians to defend the mosque.<p>Avigdor …

Comet in close encounter with Mars

The comet known as Siding Spring brushed past Mars on Sunday, passing 140,000km from the 'Red Planet', less than half the distance between Earth and the Moon and 10 times closer than any known comet has passed by Earth.<p>There had been concerns that with the comet coming so close to Mars, gas and …

China executed 2,400 people in 2013: report

The world's top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing tries to keep a state secret.<p>The Dui Hua Foundation said on Tuesday that the figure had gone down by 20 percent since 2012, but China is so sensitive about …

Sweden hunts for mystery 'underwater vessel'

Sweden's military has for a fifth day dispatched forces to the Stockholm archipelago after reports of "foreign underwater activity" in the area.<p>Battleships, minesweepers, helicopters and more than 200 troops have scoured an area about 30 to 60 kilometres from the Swedish capital since Friday …

Canada blames 'terrorist ideology' for attack

A young Canadian convert to Islam who killed a soldier in a hit-and-run incident had been on the radar of federal investigators, who had seized his passport, according to federal authorities.<p>The suspect was shot by police after a chase in the Quebec city of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. A second …

UN: Attacks on Iraq's Yazidis may constitute attempted genocide | DW | 22.10.2014

The campaign against the Yazidis by the "Islamic State" (IS) could constitute attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights …

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Will independents rule the Senate?

If three’s a crowd, could three, even four independents be a force in the Senate after November’s elections?<p>The chances are slim so long as the two dominant parties control the patronage of committee assignments. But the options still are intriguing given the historic rise of Greg Orman in Kansas …