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Citizens and leaders in the autonomous region of Somalia say they are historically and politically a separate country.
Judge leading probe into death of ex-Russian spy in London upholds government request to withhold crucial evidence.
World Health Organisation says four more deaths confirmed from new strain of H7N9 virus brings toll to 36.
Activists protest outside White House calling for immediate closure of controversial jail.
Gang leaders target young men fresh out of jail and encourage them to commit murder.
Afghan national, accused of sending asylum seekers by boat, faces extradition to Australia.
Actors, directors and film industry bigwigs flock to attend the 66th film festival in French city.
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Six pregnant girls rescued from child traffickers who were planning to force the mothers to sell their babies.
Kepler telescope loses second of four wheels threatening $600m mission launched to search for Earth-like planets.
At least 40 dead and many wounded in Baquba twin blasts, the latest in string of attacks targeting places of worship.
A new West Bank eco-town is tempting some Palestinians with promises of a dream city, but it is not without its critics.
Member of council that vets candidates for the post says constitution does not allow a woman to run for presidency.
PSG midfielder calls time on career saying it was the 'right time' to finish while still playing at the highest level.
Decision to allow settler homes on occupied land comes days before US secretary of state's visit to revive peace talks.
Boston suspect 'wrote message in boat' - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left note describing marathon bombing as retribution for US wars in Muslim countries, US TV reports www.aljazeera.com
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left note describing marathon bombing as retribution for US wars in Muslim countries, US TV reports.
Two leaders pledge to increase pressure on Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down during talks in Washington.
Catholic leader urges world leaders to do more to help the poor as secretive Vatican Bank plans to boost transparency.