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Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai bombing

At least six soldiers have been killed and 17 others injured in two near-simultaneous car bomb explosions at military targets in Egypt's violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula.<p>Two cars driven by suicide attackers drove on Wednesday into the outside gates of the military intelligence service building in …

Kenya's deputy president William Ruto denies murder at ICC

First serving government official to stand trial at Hague court is charged with orchestrating violence after 2007 election<p>Looking relaxed in the crowded courtroom, Kenya's second most powerful man secured an ignominious place in history on Tuesday as he was accused of orchestrating violence in …

Syria: Assad regime responsible for eight massacres, rebels one, UN says

At least eight massacres have been perpetrated by Bashar al-Assad's regime and supporters in Syria, with one carried out by rebels over the past 18 months, according to the UN.<p>Calling <b>Syria</b> a battlefield where armed forces are getting away with large-scale murder, the UN commission investigating …

Uncertain path forward after Obama makes his case

President Barack Obama took his case for military action in Syria to a skeptical American public Tuesday evening, asserting the need to keep pressure on the regime of Bashar Assad even as he asked Congress to delay a vote on the matter while his administration pursues a diplomatic path.<p>"Our ideals …

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Somalia's al-Shabab Twitter account suspended

<b>The Twitter account of Somali militant group al-Shabab has been suspended, after it was used to threaten to kill Kenyan hostages.</b><p>Al-Shabab launched its Twitter account in December 2011, after Kenyan troops went into Somalia to combat it.<p>Earlier this month, it used Twitter to announce it would kill …

Africa

Myanmar Junta's Laws Remain Amid Reforms

By Jared Ferrie and Aung Hla Tun<p>YANGON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - It was once the feared weapon of a military junta, ruthlessly deployed to restrict Myanmar's nascent Internet and throw journalists, students, monks and other political opponents behind bars.<p>The junta is gone, but the Electronic …

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North Korea blames US 'provocation' for withdrawal of invitation to envoy

Pyongyang says it withdrew invitation because US allegedly mobilised nuclear-capable bombers during recent military drills<p>North Korea has explained why it withdrew an invitation to a US envoy to the country by saying Washington perpetrated a "grave provocation" by allegedly mobilising …

30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

Cool enough to turn on the oven, but still warm enough for ice cream. September, you're the best.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you …