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World faces challenge from foreign fighters in terror groups: UN

World faces challenge from foreign fighters in terror groups: UN

October 31, 2014 - 16:33 AMT  12:33 GMT
The report says the increasingly sophisticated use of social media is giving the IS group a "cosmopolitan" appearance.
Iran defends its human rights record

Iran defends its human rights record

October 31, 2014 - 16:26 AMT  12:26 GMT
“We were not successful to solicit forgiveness from the hearts of victims. So the execution went on,” Mohammad Javad Larijani said.
Hungary shelves internet data traffic tax after mass protests

Hungary shelves internet data traffic tax after mass protests

October 31, 2014 - 14:37 AMT  10:37 GMT
The draft law - condemned by the EU - would levy a fee on each gigabyte of internet data transferred.
Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops enter Kobani to fight IS

Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops enter Kobani to fight IS

October 31, 2014 - 14:18 AMT  10:18 GMT
U.S. forces stepped up air strikes on Islamic State positions in an apparent bid to help clear the way for the peshmerga.
Reporters Without Borders: 56 journalists killed in 2014

Reporters Without Borders: 56 journalists killed in 2014

October 31, 2014 - 13:52 AMT  09:52 GMT
The largest number of journalists were killed in Syria (11), Palestine (7), Iraq (5), Libya (4) and Ukraine (5).
Unidentified drones fly over seven French nuclear plants

Unidentified drones fly over seven French nuclear plants

October 31, 2014 - 09:54 AMT  05:54 GMT
According to the company, the first drone flew over its Creys-Malville plant at Isere in south-east France, 50km east of Lyon.
UN: human suffering in Syria is worsening

UN: human suffering in Syria is worsening

October 30, 2014 - 23:58 AMT  19:58 GMT
"We are still unable to deliver sufficient quantities of aid to people in the hardest to reach areas," Kang told the 15-nation council.
Norway to send 120 soldiers to join campaign against IS in Iraq

Norway to send 120 soldiers to join campaign against IS in Iraq

October 30, 2014 - 23:41 AMT  19:41 GMT
Erna Solberg said that Norwegian soldiers would not take part in any fighting but would train and assist local security forces.
Spain's Council of State says new Catalonia vote should be blocked

Spain's Council of State says new Catalonia vote should be blocked

October 30, 2014 - 18:22 AMT  14:22 GMT
The northeastern region earlier this month abandoned plans for a referendum on that day after it was blocked in the courts.
IS militants kill hundreds of Iraqi prisoners: rights group

IS militants kill hundreds of Iraqi prisoners: rights group

October 30, 2014 - 17:52 AMT  13:52 GMT
Also in June, the IS group claimed it had "executed" about 1,700 soldiers and military personnel captured from Camp Speicher.
Barroso calls on Russia, Ukraine to finish gas negotiations

Barroso calls on Russia, Ukraine to finish gas negotiations

October 30, 2014 - 14:08 AMT  10:08 GMT
Jose Manuel Barroso said an agreement was within reach on the basis of the proposals put forward by the Commission.
Iran says it foiled sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

Iran says it foiled sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

October 30, 2014 - 13:47 AMT  09:47 GMT
Asghar Zarean, deputy head of Iran's nuclear department, said Iranian experts thwarted the sabotage attempt "in recent weeks."
U.S. says working with Kurds to stop IS oil smuggling

U.S. says working with Kurds to stop IS oil smuggling

October 30, 2014 - 11:26 AMT  07:26 GMT
An oil ministry adviser had estimated that in the first two weeks of July, Islamic State made nearly $1 million a day.
Tunisia's secularist party wins parliamentary elections

Tunisia's secularist party wins parliamentary elections

October 30, 2014 - 10:04 AMT  06:04 GMT
The results confirm earlier predictions and Ennahda officials have already urges Nidaa Tounes to form an inclusive government.
Australia passes laws to prevent young people from fighting abroad

Australia passes laws to prevent young people from fighting abroad

October 30, 2014 - 09:53 AMT  05:53 GMT
The government is also introducing controversial data retention laws it says are needed to tackle security and criminal threats.
NATO reports ‘unusual’ spike in Russian military flights

NATO reports ‘unusual’ spike in Russian military flights

October 30, 2014 - 08:17 AMT  04:17 GMT
The tankers turned back north, but the bombers kept flying south all the way to international airspace west of Portugal and Spain.
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