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B. 08-31 Putin challenges US on Syria claims Moscow
C. 08-31 Delhi gang rape teenager convicted Delhi, New Delhi
D. 08-31 Pope Francis names Pietro Parolin as secretary of state Vatican
4. 08-31 Czech train collides with cows, killing 17 Krnov, Czech Republic
5. 08-31 Body found from 1968 India air crash Himachal Pradesh, India
6. 08-31 China chemical leak 'kills 15' Shanghai
08-31 Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria Washington
I. 08-31 Suspected sect members in Nigeria kill at least 24 Monguno, Borno, Northern Nigeria
J. 08-31 Patriots release Tebow after 53-man roster cuts Boston

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Aug.31   Moscow     Putin challenges US on Syria claims
  Russian President has challenged the US to present to the UN evidence that Syria attacked rebels with chemical weapons near Damascus


  New Delhi Delhi gang rape teenager convicted  A teenager has been found guilty of taking part in the fatal gang rape of a woman on a Delhi bus last year

  Vatican Pope Francis names Pietro Parolin as secretary of state  Pope has named a new secretary of state, in what is seen as his most significant appointment since he became leader of the Catholic Church in March

  Czech Republic Czech train collides with cows, killing 17  An official says a passenger train in eastern Czech Republic smashed into a herd of cattle, killing 17 of them. No people were injured

  India Body found from 1968 India air crash  The body of NCO Jagmail Singh, an Indian soldier killed in an air crash in the Himalayas 45 years ago has been recovered, the army says

  Shanghai China chemical leak 'kills 15'  A chemical leak of liquid ammonia from a cold storage unit in Shanghai has killed 15 people, according to China's official news agency

Day News


  Washington     Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria
  President Barack Obama says the US should take military action against Syria and he will seek congressional authorisation for intervention


  Northern Nigeria     Suspected sect members in Nigeria kill at least 24 Map of Monguno Borno Nigeria  Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants ambush a vigilante group in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 24 of its members

  Boston Patriots release Tebow after 53-man roster cuts  In a move that canít be too surprising based on performance, the New England Patriots have released quarterback Tim Tebow

Evening News


  Peru   Snow emergency extended in Peru Map of Apurimac Peru  The Peruvian government has extended to nine more regions a state of emergency called to cope with unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall

  Egypt Attack on Suez Canal ship 'foiled'  Egyptian officials say they have foiled an attack on a container ship which was aimed at disrupting shipping in the busy Suez Canal

  Yemen Yemen PM survives assassination bid  Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa has survived an assassination attempt unharmed, officials in the capital Sanaa say

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