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Doubling numbers on HIV drugs could 'break' epidemic: UN

24 November 2015, 22:01

The UN urged countries to "break the AIDS epidemic" by doubling the number of people receiving HIV treatment within the next five years.

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Putin rages as Turkey shoots down Russian plane

24 November 2015, 20:29

NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border, an act President Vladimir Putin said would have "serious consequences" for ties between two key protagonists in the Syria war.

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NATO calls 'extraordinary meeting' after Turkey downs Russian jet

24 November 2015, 18:57

NATO ambassadors will hold an "extraordinary" meeting at Ankara's request to discuss Turkey's shooting down of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border, an alliance official said.

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French Muslim body calls for imams to require 'licence to preach'

24 November 2015, 18:17

France's leading Muslim body called for imams to require a permit to preach in a bid to root out extremists, and for a new religious body to fight back against jihadist propaganda.

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Vietnam passes first law to protect transgender rights

24 November 2015, 17:19

Vietnam on passed a landmark law enshrining rights for transgender people in a move advocacy groups say paves the way for gender reassignment surgery in the authoritarian communist nation.

Dog shoots hunter in French Basque Country

24 November 2015, 13:00

A hunter has suffered gunshot wounds after his dog accidentally fired his rifle near a small town in southwestern France's Basque Country.

Tanzanian president scraps independence party for clean-up day

24 November 2015, 16:09

Newly elected Tanzanian President John Magufuli has scrapped independence day celebrations to spend the money on a clean-up campaign, an official statement said.

Man convicted of rape, murder in Alabama set to be executed

24 November 2015, 12:08

The Alabama Supreme Court on Monday set a Jan. 21 execution date for a man convicted of raping and murdering a woman more than 20 years ago.

24 killed in fiery bus crash in Mexico

24 November 2015, 11:05

A car slammed into a bus near Mexico's Gulf coast, causing a fiery crash that left 24 people dead and another 10 injured, authorities said Monday.

Family of Muslim teen seeks $15M in clock incident

24 November 2015, 15:08

Attorneys for a 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after the homemade clock he took to his Dallas-area school was mistaken for a possible bomb said Monday he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million.

Paedophile agrees to be sent back to Britain from Hong Kong

24 November 2015, 14:07

A convicted paedophile and former competitive ice skater who used the sport to groom young girls has agreed to return to Britain after he was arrested in Hong Kong on an extradition request.

Cat rescues owner attacked by venomous snake in Australia

24 November 2015, 09:53

An Australian woman who was attacked by a venomous snake when she went to water her rose garden has been saved by her cat who rushed in and pounced on the snake, clawing and biting it until it was dead.

Mali hotel attack: Probe into jihadist siege continues

24 November 2015, 08:45

French and UN investigators joined a Mali police probe into a jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left at least 20 dead, as flags were lowered Monday for three days of mourning.

Belgium seeks Morocco's help to track Paris attacker

24 November 2015, 07:56

Belgium has asked Morocco to share any intelligence it has to help track a key suspect in connection with the Paris attacks.

Burundi suspends 10 civic groups

24 November 2015, 07:56

Burundi's government has suspended ten civic groups, accusing them of fomenting unrest.

S Sudan army begins withdrawal from Juba

24 November 2015, 07:56

The South Sudanese army, loyal to President Salva Kiir, has begun withdrawing from the capital Juba ahead of a peace deal deadline agreed with the rebels.

Pakistani jailed for 13 years for Facebook 'hate speech'

23 November 2015, 22:37

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has jailed a Shiite Muslim for 13 years after he posted what it deemed sectarian hate speech on Facebook, officials said.

Indian doctor arrested for trying to burn patient's body

23 November 2015, 21:37

Police in India have arrested a doctor accused of trying to set a patient's body on fire after he died during treatment for back pain and fever, police said.

Uganda fundraises, spruces up shrine for pope visit

23 November 2015, 19:49

An official with the Catholic Church in Uganda says more than two million people are expected to converge near a minor basilica in the Ugandan capital where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass this weekend.

Cameron to seek parliament's OK to bomb Syria

23 November 2015, 19:06

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will seek parliamentary approval this week for Britain to join US-led airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.

Belgians respond to terror threat ‘purrfectly’

23 November 2015, 18:08

When Belgian police requested social media silence during a series of anti-terrorism raids on Sunday, they might have expected a catty response from the Internet.

Libyan groups urged to close ranks against ISIS

23 November 2015, 16:21

France’s defence minister has told rival armed groups in Libya they will be committing suicide unless they stop fighting each other and take on the ISIS group.

New statement said to identify gunmen in Mali attack

23 November 2015, 15:24

The Islamic group that claimed responsibility for last week’s assault on a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital has issued a new statement identifying the two gunmen, a Mauritanian news site says.

Ghana's Mahama endorsed for 2nd term election bid

23 November 2015, 14:16

Ghana’s governing National Democratic Congress has voted overwhelmingly to endorse President John Dramani Mahama’s bid for a second term of office at elections next year.

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