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500 people to undergo DNA tests at French school to find rapist

500 people to undergo DNA tests at French school to find rapist

More than 500 male students and staff were to give DNA samples in an unprecedented operation launched on Monday to uncover who raped a 16-year-old girl in the toilets of a French school.

After 50-year wait, Sydney to get second airport in Australia infrastructure drive

After 50-year wait, Sydney to get second airport in Australia infrastructure drive

Australia has approved a $2.4 billion project to build a long-awaited second airport for Sydney, likely boosting near-term investment and jobs in a bet that the city's air travel demand will grow enough to justify a surge in terminal capacity.

Erdogan Wants to Seek Turkey Presidency, Radikal Reports

Erdogan Wants to Seek Turkey Presidency, Radikal Reports

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to become the nations first president elected by popular vote when Turks go the polls in August, Radikal newspaper said today, without citing anyone.

Russian Jet Buzzed US Warship In Black Sea

Russian Jet Buzzed US Warship In Black Sea

A near-encounter between a Russian fighter jet and a US warship in the Black Sea heightens tensions, as the CIA boss visits Kiev.

Iran Asks UN to Address US Refusal to Issue Envoy Visa

Iran Asks UN to Address US Refusal to Issue Envoy Visa

Iran is asking a United Nations committee to hold a special meeting on the refusal of the United States to issue a visa to Iran's choice for its ambassador to the U.N.

Supreme Court recognizes transgender as 'third gender':India

Supreme Court recognizes transgender as

The Supreme Court on Tuesday recognised the existence of a third gender that is neither male nor female, in a landmark judgement hailed by transgender people.

Opposition party demands spy chief's dismissal

Opposition party demands spy chief

South Korea's main opposition party demanded Tuesday that President Park Geun-hye fire her spy chief over the state intelligence agency's alleged fabrication of evidence in an espionage case.

Second Pakistani arrested for cannibalism: Officials

Second Pakistani arrested for cannibalism: Officials

Pakistani police on Tuesday arrested a second man suspected along with his brother of eating a newborn baby whose head was found at their home, officials said

After Fire, Picturesque Hills of Chilean Port City Are Left in Ruin

After Fire, Picturesque Hills of Chilean Port City Are Left in Ruin

Two days after wind-borne flames ravaged the steep hills surrounding Valparaso, many slopes of colorful houses that gave the slender port city a picture-postcard landscape have been reduced to rings of ruins.

Ukraine leader says anti-terror operation under way, state media report

Ukraine leader says anti-terror operation under way, state media report

Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told the country's parliament Tuesday that an "anti-terrorist operation" is under way in part of Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region.