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Syrian journalist shot dead in Turkey

Turkish authorities said they have opened an investigation

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China abolishes 1-child policy, couples can now have two children

The policy of one child per couple was implemented in the 1970s to control population growth.

Japan, South Korea to seek breakthrough in sex slavery row

Japan demands removal of a girl statue symbolising the sexual slavery in South Korea.

Germany closes mosque for promoting violence

A German official says the mosques raises money from terrorist organisations.

Yemen ceasefire has started, UN says

UN says government representatives and Houthi rebels had arrived for talks.

3,200 migrants die in the Mediterranean in one year

Mr. Parego says Europe always found resources to drop bombs, but not to save innocent victims.

ISIS

U.S. confirms death of top Islamic State leader in Libya

Mr. Nabil died in the strike carried out by F-15 aircraft on a compound in the city of Derna.

Al-Shabab

U.S. born al Shabaab militant surrenders- Official

The militant said he found out that the al Shabaab ideology is wrong.

Number of asylum seekers in Germany soars to 965,000

Number trumps previous estimates set for the whole year.

Justice court law

Ex-diplomat in court for sexual assault, black magic ritual

The man was accused of using black magic to make a woman love him.

Vladimir Putin

Turkey rejects Russia’s demand for apology over downed jet

Putin says Turkish leaders violated international laws.

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

Vatican sues journalists who leaked Catholic Church’s confidential information

The Vatican is a sovereign state with its own judicial system and should the accused not appear in court, the trial will go ahead in their absence.

US tells EgyptAir not to carry packages on passenger aircraft

Freight packages will only be transported on separate cargo aircraft

Russia confirms plane that crashed over Sinai was shot down

The crash killed all 224 people on board.

Vladimir Putin

Islamic State funding comes from 40 countries, including G20 – President Putin

The Russian President says the fight against Islamic State is a greater priority than political reform in Syria.

EXCLUSIVE: Many more people killed in Nigeria despite unprecedented N1.48trillion arms spending

The number of deaths caused by insurgency and violence increased as more money was spent on armament.

Britain foiled seven planned attacks in six months – Cameron

Cameron says British government would review its security following Paris attacks

Paris Attacks: G20 leaders vow action, warns against associating terrorism with religion

The G20 is predominantly an economic forum, set up in the wake of the global financial crisis.

Islamic State funding comes from 40 countries, including G20 – President Putin

The Russian President says the fight against Islamic State is a greater priority than political reform in Syria.

Attacks on Paris ‘despicable’ – UN Scribe, Ban

Mr. Ban wants perpetrators brought to justice.

Paris terror attack an act of war by ISIS – French President Hollande

The Islamic state has also released a video saying France would not have peace as long as the bombing of its territories continues.

Scores killed in Paris in co-ordinated gun, bomb attacks across city

President Francois Hollande says the attackers would be fought “without mercy”.

US reasonably certain drone strike killed Jihadi John

American officials say they still await confirmation, though.

Journalist shot dead in Brazil

CPJ has documented a sharp increase in lethal, anti-press violence in Brazil in recent years.

Seven dead, 10 missing in mudslide in southern Brazil

Report says the incident saw more than 50 residents injured.