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Islamic State ‘draws fighters from all over’

Jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale”, according to a UN report.

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Hungary suspends tax plan after protests

Hungary’s prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on internet use and reconsider the matter in 2015.

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Boy stabbed to death in China

An eight-year-old boy was killed and two of his classmates seriously injured in a knife attack in China.

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Islamic State ‘draws fighters from all over’
October 31 2014 at 12:11

Jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale”, according to a UN report.

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Hungary suspends tax plan after protests
October 31 2014 at 12:10

Hungary’s prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on internet use and reconsider the matter in 2015.

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Boy stabbed to death in China
October 31 2014 at 12:10

An eight-year-old boy was killed and two of his classmates seriously injured in a knife attack in China.

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Low-key tributes for Gandhi on anniversary
October 31 2014 at 11:53

The 30th anniversary of the assassination of Indira Gandhi was marked by several figures in India’s political sphere.

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Kerry: Netanyahu ‘slur’ a disgrace
October 31 2014 at 11:34

US Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned a controversial comment about Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

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No scary costumes for Beijing commuters
October 31 2014 at 11:33

Beijing police have warned subway travellers that they could be arrested for wearing Halloween outfits on trains.

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Myanmar leader speaks with Suu Kyi
October 31 2014 at 11:15

Myanmar President Thein Sein is meeting with the army’s top brass and his political rivals for unprecedented talks.

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‘Autobahn gunman’ gets 10 years
October 31 2014 at 11:14

Between 2008 and 2013, a German trucker shot at hundreds of motorists whose driving habits angered him.

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Three held after bank robbery in India
October 31 2014 at 11:14

Indian police have arrested three men who allegedly robbed a bank by digging a 25m tunnel under its vault.

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China executes man who killed toddler
October 31 2014 at 10:52

Han Lei took a two-year-old girl from her pram and threw her to the ground after a parking row with the child’s mother.

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