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Carnage as Taliban kill 70 in Pakistan hospital bomb

Keywords: Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, United kingdom, United states / Independence Day, Express Tribune / pakistani, minister, islamabad, people

Importance: 32389227 articles in 26 clusters.  Start date: Sunday, July 24, 2016  End date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016

MSF ponders Somali presence after attack: official (Reuters)

Keywords: Somalia, Kenya / African Union, United Nations / somali, al, shabaab, government, kenyan, humanitarian, mogadishu

Importance: 1167940 articles in 18 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011  End date: Monday, January 2, 2012

Over 300 missing as boat sinks off Indonesia

Keywords: Indonesia, Australia, United states / Jakarta Police, The Jakarta Post / indonesian, people, government, human

Importance: 71525 articles in 14 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011  End date: Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Syria: latest news as Obama says will put Syria decision to Congress

Keywords: Syria, Lebanon, Turkey / Bashar Assad, Arab League / syrian, al, regime, opposition, government, damascus

Importance: 31860 articles in 1099 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, October 20, 2011  End date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

At least 70 dead after 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocks China's southwestern province of Sichuan

Keywords: China, United states, Japan / Xinhua News Agency, European Union / chinese, beijing, percent, taiwan, economic, growth, trade

Importance: 26126 articles in 1416 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, October 20, 2011  End date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bulgarian president critises govt for withdrawal from gas pipeline project

Keywords: Bulgaria, Russia, Greece / News Agency, Sofia Morning News / bulgarian, novinite, sofianewsagency, pipeline

Importance: 23111 articles in 12 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011  End date: Monday, December 26, 2011

Egypt working to 'calm down' Israel and Hamas

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, xx / Hamas, Benjamin Netanyahu / israeli, palestinian, gaza, peace, west

Importance: 15647 articles in 861 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, July 26, 2012  End date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Iran's ability to build weapon slowed

Keywords: Iran, United states, Israel / European Union, Islamic Republic / iranian, nuclear, tehran, sanctions, program, talks

Importance: 15259 articles in 797 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, October 20, 2011  End date: Sunday, March 23, 2014

298 dead after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes in Ukraine

Keywords: Russia, Ukraine, United states / European Union, Vladimir Putin / russian, ukrainian, kiev, moscow, president

Importance: 14220 articles in 312 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, January 9, 2014  End date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Abbas suspends peace talks with Israel

Keywords: Israel, Palestine / Hamas, Al Fatah / israeli, palestinian, gaza, abbas, strip, west

Importance: 13435 articles in 480 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, April 21, 2007  End date: Sunday, July 27, 2008

Israel 'wants rapid Gaza pullout'

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, xx, Egypt / Hamas, Al Fatah / palestinian, israeli, gaza, peace

Importance: 12223 articles in 367 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009  End date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Iran welcomes US downgrading of nuclear threat

Keywords: Iran, United states, Iraq / UN Security Council, Islamic Republic / iranian, tehran, nuclear, sanctions, program, enrichment, uranium

Importance: 11761 articles in 603 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, December 2, 2006  End date: Sunday, July 27, 2008

15 dead as Israel boards Gaza-bound ships

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, xx, United states / Hamas, Benjamin Netanyahu / israeli, palestinian, gaza, peace

Importance: 11363 articles in 417 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010  End date: Sunday, May 8, 2011

China earthquake

Keywords: China, United states / Xinhua News Agency, Dalai Lama / chinese, beijing, taiwan, people, olympics, percent

Importance: 10283 articles in 362 clusters.  Start date: Friday, July 6, 2007  End date: Sunday, July 27, 2008

At least 40 die in Israeli attack on Qana

Keywords: Israel, Palestine / Hamas, Al Fatah / palestinian, gaza, abbas, israeli, group, west, olmert

Importance: 10227 articles in 473 clusters.  Start date: Monday, December 5, 2005  End date: Friday, November 3, 2006

Moqtada al-Sadr threatens 'open war' in Iraq

Keywords: Iraq, United states, Turkey / Kurdistan Workers Party, Al Qaeda / military, iraqi, baghdad, forces, killed, security

Importance: 10031 articles in 464 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, July 5, 2007  End date: Saturday, July 26, 2008

Japan on high nuclear alert

Keywords: Russia, United states, Japan / Itar-Tass, Dmitry Medvedev / russian, moscow, putin, president, nuclear

Importance: 9186 articles in 495 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010  End date: Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saddam Hussein Death sentence Death penalty for Saddam Hussein

Keywords: Iraq, United states / Nouri al-Maliki, Saddam Hussein / baghdad, sunni, shiite, iraqi, forces, violence, police, sectarian

Importance: 9096 articles in 497 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, December 1, 2005  End date: Monday, December 4, 2006

Obama toughens line in talks with Hu

Keywords: China, United states, Japan / Xinhua News Agency, China Daily / chinese, beijing, yuan, percent, trade, economic, taiwan

Importance: 8717 articles in 402 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010  End date: Sunday, May 8, 2011

'Ten dead' in latest Iran clashes

Keywords: Iran, United states, Israel, Russia / Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Islamic Republic / iranian, tehran, nuclear, president, uranium

Importance: 8464 articles in 329 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009  End date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Q&A: Iran nuclear stand-off

Keywords: Iran, Russia / UN Security Council, International Atomic Energy Agency / tehran, nuclear, iranian, enrichment, uranium, sanctions, ahmadinejad

Importance: 8365 articles in 361 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, December 8, 2005  End date: Sunday, November 26, 2006

Nato commits additional Afghanistan troops

Keywords: Afghanistan, United states / NATO, Hamid Karzai / afghan, taliban, troops, forces, killed, military

Importance: 8290 articles in 350 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009  End date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Obama says world safer without Bin Laden

Keywords: Pakistan, United states, India, Afghanistan / Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda / pakistani, people, taliban, islamabad, killed

Importance: 8098 articles in 475 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010  End date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bush boosts troop numbers in Iraq

Keywords: Iraq, United states / Al Qaeda, Nouri al-Maliki / iraqi, baghdad, military, forces, killed, troops, sunni

Importance: 7802 articles in 364 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, November 21, 2006  End date: Saturday, November 10, 2007

Troops flood into China riot city

Keywords: China, United states / Xinhua News Agency, Dalai Lama / chinese, beijing, taiwan, percent, economic, trade, yuan

Importance: 7558 articles in 358 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009  End date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

US launches cruise missile strikes on Syria

Keywords: Russia, United states, Syria / White House, Donald Trump / russian, syrian, president, moscow, government, al

Importance: 7098 articles in 405 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016  End date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Al Qaeda says it murdered Benazin Bhutto

Keywords: Pakistan, United states, Afghanistan / Pervez Musharraf, Benazir Bhutto / pakistani, government, president, islamabad, party

Importance: 6924 articles in 265 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, June 23, 2007  End date: Monday, April 7, 2008

US & Russia sign nuclear arms treaty

Keywords: Iran, United states, Israel, Russia / UN Security Council, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / iranian, tehran, nuclear, sanctions, program

Importance: 6456 articles in 326 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010  End date: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sources identify suspect in Afghan civilian slayings

Keywords: Afghanistan, United states, Pakistan / NATO, Hamid Karzai / taliban, afghan, forces, killed, security

Importance: 6263 articles in 395 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, October 20, 2011  End date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Karzai meets NATO on Afghan troop withdrawal

Keywords: Afghanistan, United states / NATO, Hamid Karzai / afghan, taliban, forces, troops, killed, kabul, security

Importance: 6262 articles in 370 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010  End date: Sunday, May 8, 2011

Center-right New Democracy party edging left-wing Syriza in Greek exit polls

Keywords: Greece, Germany / European Union, European Central Bank / greek, athens, debt, euro, bailout, country, government, austerity

Importance: 5788 articles in 350 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, October 20, 2011  End date: Friday, February 8, 2013

Anxiety simmers in Egypt as Obama condemns violence

Keywords: Egypt / Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi / cairo, egyptian, military, mursi, president, islamist, security

Importance: 5768 articles in 282 clusters.  Start date: Friday, April 26, 2013  End date: Monday, April 14, 2014

India bus gang-rape victim dies

Keywords: India, Pakistan, United states, Afghanistan / NATO, Osama bin Laden / indian, pakistani, delhi, government, minister

Importance: 5448 articles in 427 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, February 16, 2012  End date: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Donald Trump takes stage as U.S. President-elect

Keywords: United states / Donald Trump, Hillary Rodham Clinton / campaign, republican, presidential, president, nominee, election

Importance: 5400 articles in 150 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016  End date: Thursday, December 22, 2016

Moscow threatens Georgia regime, says Bush

Keywords: Russia, Georgia, United states / NATO, Dmitry Medvedev / russian, moscow, georgian, ossetia, south

Importance: 5183 articles in 208 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008  End date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pakistan opposition leader under house arrest

Keywords: Pakistan, Afghanistan, United states, India / Al Qaeda, Asif Ali Zardari / pakistani, militants, taliban, islamabad, government, attacks

Importance: 5001 articles in 222 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009  End date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009

U.S. removes some staff from embassy in Baghdad, adds security

Keywords: Iraq, Syria, United states / Al Qaeda, Barack Obama / islamic, militants, forces, iraqi, isis

Importance: 4973 articles in 168 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, May 29, 2014  End date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

China tells G20 to avoid 'empty talk', cure global economy

Keywords: China, United states, xx / Xi Jinping, Donald Trump / chinese, beijing, taiwan, trade, south, sea

Importance: 4965 articles in 320 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016  End date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pakistan election: Five reasons why it matters

Keywords: India, Pakistan, United states / Nawaz Sharif, Manmohan Singh / indian, government, pakistani, people, minister, killed

Importance: 4930 articles in 382 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, April 27, 2013  End date: Friday, March 7, 2014

Coalition allies continue Libya air strikes

Keywords: Libya, United states / NATO, Muammar Gaddafi / libyan, forces, gadhafi, tripoli, government, rebels

Importance: 4906 articles in 81 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011  End date: Sunday, May 8, 2011

Record turnout of 136m expected in US vote

Keywords: United states / Barack Obama, John McCain / campaign, president, presidential, republican, senator, bush, democratic

Importance: 4536 articles in 172 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008  End date: Sunday, December 28, 2008

Israeli attacks in Gaza

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, Egypt / Hamas, Al Fatah / israeli, palestinian, gaza, strip, abbas

Importance: 4525 articles in 153 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008  End date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Israeli killed in rocket attack

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, xx / Hamas, Palestinian Authority / israeli, gaza, west, bank

Importance: 4319 articles in 294 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, October 20, 2011  End date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

At least 96 dead, 139 injured in nightclub blast, Russian authorities say

Keywords: Russia, United states, Georgia, Ukraine / NATO, Dmitry Medvedev / russian, moscow, president, putin, nuclear

Importance: 4312 articles in 343 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009  End date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

U.S. Marines die in Afghan base attack

Keywords: Afghanistan, United states / NATO, Hamid Karzai / afghan, taliban, forces, kabul, security, troops, killed

Importance: 4143 articles in 359 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, July 28, 2012  End date: Saturday, November 2, 2013

Awesome start

Keywords: China, United states / Xinhua News Agency, Dalai Lama / chinese, beijing, taiwan, government, people, economic, growth

Importance: 3986 articles in 174 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, July 31, 2008  End date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008

VIDEO: Meteors stream across sky in Russia

Keywords: Russia, United states, Germany, Syria / Vladimir Putin, Pussy Riot / russian, moscow, kremlin, foreign, president

Importance: 3937 articles in 279 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012  End date: Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mumbai attacks: Pakistani relations with India deteriorate

Keywords: India, Pakistan, United states / Manmohan Singh, Al Qaeda / indian, delhi, kashmir, people, police, minister

Importance: 3865 articles in 154 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, August 2, 2008  End date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Observers call for fresh Zimbabwe vote

Keywords: Zimbabwe / ZANU-PF, Robert Mugabe / opposition, mdc, tsvangirai, election, president, party

Importance: 3845 articles in 141 clusters.  Start date: Monday, February 4, 2008  End date: Sunday, July 27, 2008

Troops launch hostage rescue bid

Keywords: Afghanistan, United states / NATO, Hamid Karzai / afghan, taliban, killed, troops, forces, province, kabul

Importance: 3722 articles in 278 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, June 12, 2007  End date: Monday, April 7, 2008

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