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Ukraine opposition rejects talks with Yanukovych after Kyiv assault
US, Britain suspend aid to rebels in northern Syria
The US and Britain have suspended nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria after Islamists overran a border crossing. In Kuwait, Arab states demanded that foreign militias withdraw from Syria.
Australia strikes down law allowing same-sex marriage
Australia's High Court has struck down a law allowing gay marriage in the nation's capital territory. The ruling means some two dozen same-sex couples will see their marriages annulled less than a week after marrying.
Germany pledges to stand with Mali as it gets back on its feet
President Boubacar Keita of Mali has met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. At a joint press conference, the two leaders discussed their nations' partnership and the struggles that lie ahead for Mali.
Mandela's body arrives at Union Buildings to lie in state
The body of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been moved to the seat of government in the capital, Pretoria. It will lie in state there for three days ahead of the funeral and burial on Sunday.
G8 summit sets 'ambitious' 2025 target for dementia cure
Britain has hosted a special G8 meeting campaigning for a united effort to combat dementia comparable to the global approach to AIDS. Prime Minister David Cameron set a goal of 2025 for a cure.
Court rejects Afghan negligence claim against German government in Kunduz deaths
A court in Germany has rejected a case over the wrongful deaths of Afghan civilians in Kunduz. Plaintiffs had accused a German general of negligence and sought monetary compensation for the loss of family members.
Pope Francis wins Time magazine 'Person of the Year' award
Time magazine has named Pope Francis its "Person of the Year," less than nine months after he became pontiff. Whistleblower Edward Snowden picked up the second spot. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was fourth.
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