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Raoul Island in the Kermadec Islands as seen from the en:International Space Station, New Zealand.
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Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Kermadec Islands, no tsunami alert
Reuters June 23, 2014 - 20:36 LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands at a depth of 5 km (3 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said on Monday.... (photo: Public Domain / NASA)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry disembarks upon his arrival to Egypt at Cairo International Airport, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Kerry arrived Sunday in the Egyptian capital to meet with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the highest-level American outreach since he took office. The United States is moving forward with attempts to thaw relations with Egypt that have cooled over concerns that the government in Cairo has conducted sham trials, imprisoned journalists and issued a violent crackdown on its political enemies.
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Kerry in Cairo for talks with Egypt's new president
Ariel Sharon Arab Spring Reuters Image Caption: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry disembarks upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport, in Cairo (reuters tickers) June 22, 2014 - 10:49 By... (photo: AP / Brendan Smalowski, Pool)
Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo deliver his speech during a televised debate in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Indonesia is scheduled to hold its presidential election on July 9  Swissinfo 
Mud flung as Indonesia presidential race heats up
Reuters Image Caption: Indonesia's presidential candidate Joko Widodo speaks during a televised debate with his opponent Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta (reuters tickers) June 22, 2014 - 03:48 By... (photo: AP / Achmad Ibrahim)
Elections   Photos   Politcs   Jakarta   Wikipedia: Joko Widodo
Iraqi refugees sit at the Khazir refugee camp outside Irbil north Iraq, Friday, June 20, 2014.  Swissinfo 
Iraq militants take border post with Syria
Reuters Image Caption: Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr participate in military-style training in the street in Basra (reuters tickers) June 21, 2014 - 10:15 By Kamal... (photo: AP)
Al Qaida   Iraq Conflict   Photos   Syrian War   Wikipedia: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive
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Slovenian prime minister Janez Jansa talks to the media in Ljubljana, Slovenia Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Exit polls and partial results from Slovenian parliamentary elections Sunday showed the opposition Social Democrats holding a razor-thin lead over the party of Prime Minister Janez Jansa U~T San Diego
Ex-Slovenian leader goes to prison for 2 years
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has gone to prison to serve a two-year sentence for bribery in an arms deal with a Finnish company.... (photo: AP / Darko Bandic)
Janez Jansa   Photos   Slovenia   Slovenian Democratic Party   Wikipedia: Janez Janša
Human Trafficking Modern Day Slavery Swissinfo
U.S. says Thailand, Malaysia, Venezuela among worst human trafficking centres
Arab Spring Reuters June 20, 2014 - 16:59 By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States downgraded Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela on Friday to its list... (photo: WN / Bright Mills)
Human Rights   Human Trafficking in the World   Photos   USA   Wikipedia: Human trafficking
A Marine receives Anthrax shots. Swissinfo
Exclusive - U.S. says government lab workers possibly exposed to anthrax
Reuters June 20, 2014 - 02:25 By Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters) - As many as 75 scientists and staff in U.S. government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed... (photo: Public Domain / Slick-o-bot)
Anthrax   Health   Photos   USA   Wikipedia: Anthrax
Royal Palace of Madrid In 1735 the architect was invited to Madrid by the Bourbon king of Spain, Felipe V, for whom he executed the projects for the Royal Palace, Granja de San Ildefonso and Palacio Real de Aranjuez, executed after the death of Juvarra by Giovanni Battista Sacchetti and other pupils Swissinfo
Spain's new king Felipe VI sworn in in muted ceremony
Reuters Image Caption: Spain's new King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid (reuters... (photo: Creative Commons / Xauxa)
King Felipe VI   Photos   Queen Letizia   Spain   Wikipedia: Congress of Deputies (Spain)
Netherlands' Robin van Persie, left, and Arjen Robben and Jonathan de Guzman prepare to restart after Spain's Xabi Alonso scored the opening goal The Florida Times Union
Netherlands thrashes Spain 5-1 in rematch of 2010 World Cup final
SALVADOR, BrazilThe Netherlands thrashed the world champions 5-1 Friday in the World Cup's first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global... (photo: AP / Manu Fernandez)
2010 World Cup Final   2014 World Cup   Netherlands 5 Spain 1   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 FIFA World Cup Group B
National Day Parade, Singapore Independent online (SA)
Durban in Top Gear thanks to car show
Durban - Next weekend’s Top Gear Festival is expected to rev up the city’s economy by more than R140 million. Mayor James Nxumalo said on Wednesday this would... (photo: WN / Periasamy)
Durban   Festival   Photos   Tourism   Wikipedia: Durban
Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder, center, and head coach Bert van Marwijk , left, react following the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, July 11, 2010 FourFourTwo
Sneijder still haunted by 2010 final
Wesley Sneijder said he is still haunted by the Netherlands' loss to Spain four years ago ahead of their Group B opener on Friday. The Netherlands, then coached by Bert... (photo: AP / Hassan Ammar)
2010 World Cup final   2014 World Cup - Netherlands   Photos   Wesley Sneijder   Wikipedia : 2010 World Cup final   Wikipedia: 2010 FIFA World Cup Final
In this image taken from video, the ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Madela is filmed Monday April 29, 2013, more than three weeks after being released from hospital. Mandela was treated in hospital for a recurring lung infection. South African President Jacob Zuma visited the former leader on Monday, but Mandela does not appear to speak during the televised portion of the visit, as he sits in an armchair, his head propped up by a pillow and with his cheeks showing what appear to be marks from a recently removed oxygen mask, although Zuma said he found Nelson Mandela “in good shape and in good spirits”. The Hindu
UN General Assembly establishes award in honour of Nelson Mandela
The UN General Assembly has established an award in the honour of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela to pay tribute to his achievements and contributions. “Our best... (photo: AP / SABC TV)
Ban Ki-moon   Nelson Mandela   Photos   South Africa   Wikipedia: United Nations
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