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Blasts rock Bulgarian explosives plant

Blasts tore through an explosives plant in northeastern Bulgaria, injuring at least three workers and raising fears of more casualties.

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Secret Service chief resigns over security breaches

The director of the US Secret Service has resigned following a string of lapses by the elite presidential protection branch.

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Cape Nobel Peace summit canned

The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which was to be held in Cape Town this month, has been called off.

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Gallery: annual Hajj pilgrimage
October 1 2014 at 11:12

The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims.

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Dalai Lama visa: Tutu’s silence stuns Ebadi
October 1 2014 at 10:26

Shirin Ebadi can't understand SA's refusal to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama - or Desmond Tutu's silence on the matter.

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Obama and Modi keen to deepen ties
October 1 2014 at 10:51

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi have agreed to strengthen US-Indian co-operation on maritime security.

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Catalonia may challenge block on referendum
October 1 2014 at 10:50

Catalonia's regional government has temporarily suspended campaigning for a vote on independence from Spain.

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Baghdad Shi’a districts hit by bombings
October 1 2014 at 10:34

More than 30 people have been killed in a wave of car bomb and mortar attacks in Shi'a Muslim districts across Baghdad.

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Magnotta’s trial begins with graphic testimony
October 1 2014 at 10:34

Police and forensic witnesses have testified about material found in suspected killer Luka Magnotta's home.

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Monk in hot water after iPhone selfie
October 1 2014 at 10:01

The head of a Buddhist monastery in northern Vietnam could face disciplinary measures for posing with an iPhone 6.

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Beheading: Algeria widens probe
October 1 2014 at 10:00

Algerian officials believe they have identified those behind the kidnapping and beheading of French tourist Herve Gourdel.

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More bodies found on Mount Ontake
October 1 2014 at 09:43

The death toll from Japan’s worst volcanic eruption in decades has risen.

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Injured explorer rescued from cave in Peru
October 1 2014 at 09:43

Spanish cave explorer Cecilio Lopez-Tercero has been rescued after nearly two weeks trapped underground.

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