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Moscow and Beijing ‘natural allies’, Putin tells China

MOSCOW, Oct 15: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (Oct 14) praised growing economic ties with “natural ally” Beijing as he hosted Chinese premier Li Keqiang for high-profile talks. Li’s three-day visit to Russia comes as the Kremlin is locked in a battle of wills with the West over Ukraine and is seeking to ramp up cooperation with Asia ...Full Article

Police and protesters in violent clashes in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Oct 15: Hong Kong police and protesters clashed early Wednesday (Oct 15) in some of the most violent scenes since pro-democracy demonstrations began more than a fortnight ...Full Article

State-backed Iraq Shiite militias committing ‘war crimes': Amnesty

BAGHDAD, Oct 14: Shiite militias backed by the Iraqi army are committing war crimes against civilians in their fightback against the Islamic State militant group, rights watchdog Amnesty International ...Full Article

British MPs pass non-binding vote to recognise Palestine

LONDON, Oct 14: British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognising Palestine as a state on Monday (Oct 13), in a non-binding motion heavy with symbolism but unlikely to ...Full Article

IS militants fight way into centre of Syria border town

MURSITPINAR, Turkey, Oct 14: Militants fought their way into central Kobane in heavy clashes with the Syrian border town’s Kurdish defenders on Monday (Oct 13), ahead of a Washington ...Full Article

Obama, Ban Ki-moon call for more ‘robust’ fight against Ebola

WASHINGTON, Oct 14: President Barack Obama spoke Monday (Oct 13) with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about the need for more a “robust” international effort to fight the deadly ...Full Article

Three killed as Cyclone Hudhud slams into India’s east coast

HYDERABAD, Oct 13: At least three people were killed on Sunday (Oct 12) when Cyclone Hudhud slammed into India’s east coast packing winds of almost 200 kilometres (125 miles) ...Full Article

Turkey says US can use air bases for Islamic State fight: US official

WASHINGTON, Oct 13: Turkey has granted the United States access to its air bases for the campaign against the Islamic State group, including a key installation near the Syrian ...Full Article

Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

MURSITPINAR, Oct 13: Attacking Islamic State militants met firm Kurdish resistance on Sunday (Oct 12) in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, but in Iraq they put government forces ...Full Article

Donor states pledge US$5.4b to Gaza, urge peace talks

CAIRO, Oct 13: International donors pledged about US$5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday (Oct 12) and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace ...Full Article