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Video shows US police firing 46 times at black man

Video shows US police firing 46 times at black man

A graphic video has emerged, capturing eight white police officers shooting 46 times at a mentally-ill black man in the U.S. state of Michigan

First Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria's Kobani

First Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria

About 10 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the Syrian town of Kobani through the border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

At least 3 mln in Somalia in need of aid - UN

At least 3 mln in Somalia in need of aid - UN

At least three million people in Somalia need humanitarian aid and the country is threatened with famine, the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday

China calls on Japan to end jet scrambles

China calls on Japan to end jet scrambles

China called on Japan on Thursday to stop scrambling its jets against Chinese aircraft following a rise in the number of such operations, saying it was source of flying safety concerns

Burkina police scatter, arrest protesters before vote

Burkina police scatter, arrest protesters before vote

Security forces in Burkina Faso fired teargas and beat and arrested protesters on Thursday as they tried to reach parliament before a vote on a move to allow the president to stand for re-election

Seoul repeats calls for inter-Korean talks

Seoul repeats calls for inter-Korean talks

South Korea's prime minister insisted Thursday that Seoul still wants high-level talks with North Korea - despite an increasingly hostile tone from Pyongyang and claims that the Norths authoritarian regime has carried out dozens of executions this year

Nobel winner Malala to donate prize for Gaza schools

Nobel winner Malala to donate prize for Gaza schools

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai is to donate $50,000 towards rebuilding schools in Gaza, she announced Wednesday

U.S. praises China's growing role in Afghanistan

U.S. praises China

The United States welcomed China's growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan's stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as Western troops pull out

Million people protest in Benin against delayed polls

Million people protest in Benin against delayed polls

Around a million people staged a protest on the Red Star Square at the heart of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, to demand holding municipal elections by the end of this year, the legislative elections at the beginning of 2015, and the presidential elections during the first third of 2016

Venezuela recalls ambassador due to Spanish interference

Venezuela recalls ambassador due to Spanish interference

Venezuela recalled its ambassador to Spain following the Spanish prime ministers show of support for a Venezuelan opposition figure imprisoned for demonstrating against the Venezuelan government