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FARC demands Colombia stop ceasefire 'abuse'

Havana - The communist FARC guerrillas demanded on Tuesday that Colombia's government do more to respect a unilateral ceasefire begun last month, as the sides work to end a half-century of civil war.

Colombian army denies FARC claim of eight dead

Estanzuela - Colombia's military denied a claim by the FARC rebel group that eight soldiers were killed this week in a counter-insurgency operation.

FARC says will stick to Colombia truce

Estanzuela - A top FARC negotiator Tuesday reaffirmed the Colombian rebel group's intention to observe a unilateral ceasefire so long as its forces do not come under attack.

Interpol seeks arrest of ousted Ukraine president

Kiev - Interpol on Monday put Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovych on its global wanted list for alleged embezzlement that drained the ex-Soviet republic's budget in his four years of pro-Russian rule.

Colombia's number two rebel group agrees to peace talks

Estanzuela - Colombia's second largest leftist guerrilla group announced Wednesday it is prepared to hold formal peace negotiations with the government aimed at ending a half century old insurgency.

Philippine communist rebels say peace talks may resume soon

Manila - The Philippine government and communist rebels said Friday that formal negotiations to end a lengthy insurgency could restart shortly, though the rebels' armed wing announced it was beefing up its guerilla campaign.

Basque government proposes plan to aid ETA's disarmament

Madrid - The regional Basque government on Sunday unveiled a plan to facilitate ETA's disarmament process, amid frustration over a lack of response from the Spanish government three years after the separatist group ended its campaign of violence.

Palestinians present UN resolution on final peace deal

New York - The Palestinians on Wednesday presented a draft UN resolution laying out terms for a final peace deal with Israel but sought to avoid a clash with the United States by saying they were open to negotiations on the text.

Palestinians seek Arab backing for UN resolution

New York - The Palestinians on Wednesday sought Arab backing for a draft UN resolution that would set a two-year deadline for reaching a final settlement with Israel and pave the way to statehood.

Palestinians to press ahead with UN resolution

New York - The Palestinians will press ahead Wednesday with a draft resolution at the UN Security Council despite warnings the United States is likely to back its Israeli ally by vetoing the measure.

Palestinians seek UN resolution to end Israeli occupation

New York - The Palestinians are to push on Wednesday with a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite what they call warnings the United States is ready to veto the measure.

Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiator in London talks

London - Top US diplomat John Kerry meets chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat Tuesday hoping to avert a diplomatic crisis over a UN bid to force Israel to withdraw from Palestinian land.

European help for Palestinians 'endangers Israel': Netanyahu

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that European support for a Palestinian bid at the UN to force an Israeli military withdrawal could harm his country as the US sought to head of a diplomatic crisis.

Kerry meets European ministers on Palestinian UN bid

Paris - US Secretary of State John Kerry jetted into Paris Monday for late night talks with European counterparts seeking to head off a UN crisis over a Palestinian bid for statehood.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry begins European talks

Rome - The Palestinian leadership on Sunday said it planned to submit a resolution to the UN Security Council setting a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, as US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a flurry of European meetings to revive th...

Kerry, Lavrov to meet as tensions soar over Ukraine

Moscow - Top US diplomat John Kerry is set to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Sunday, amid anger in Moscow over the prospect of new US sanctions and possible supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.

Malala weeps at sight of bloodied school uniform

Oslo - Pakistan's teen Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai burst into tears Thursday at the sight of the bloodied school uniform she was wearing the day the Taliban shot her.

Nobel protester sought to draw attention to 'murdered Mexican students'

Oslo - A young man who disrupted the Nobel prize ceremony in Oslo by waving a Mexican flag streaked with red said Thursday he did it to denounce the alleged killing of students by Mexican authorities.

Malala vows to fight on as she shares Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Malala Yousafzai vowed Wednesday to struggle for every child's right to go to school as she became the youngest ever Nobel laureate, sharing the peace prize with Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday as the youngest ever laureate, sharing her award with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

Kurdish leader hopeful for Turkey peace deal within 5 months

Istanbul - The jailed leader of Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) said Sunday he was hopeful the peace process with the authorities would be concluded successfully within five months with enough determination.

EU blasts Russia over Ukraine separatist vote

Kiev - EU foreign policy chiefs blasted Moscow's recognition of separatist elections in Ukraine on Monday, saying the polls, which sought to put a legal veneer on the bloody pro-Russian rebellion, violated a peace agreement.

S.Sudan army 'repulse rebel attack' on oil town

Juba - South Sudan's army has repulsed rebel attacks on the key northern oil hub town of Bentiu, the defence minster said Thursday, saying many had been killed or wounded in fierce fighting.

Colombia leader seeks Europe's help for 'last chance' peace

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he hopes Europe can provide funds to help him strike a "last chance" deal with leftist guerrillas after half a century of conflict.

Peace group opposes Canada's military action in Iraq Special

Edmonton - A peace group in Edmonton was vocal about its opposition to Canada's pending military action against Iraq, in a rally on October 25.

Jailed PKK leader sees better chance for peace deal with Turkey

Istanbul - The jailed leader of Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) said he saw a better chance for a peace deal with Ankara, despite Kurdish protests over Turkish inaction in Syria.

Pakistan's Malala receives US Liberty Medal

Philadelphia - Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan.

Peace process deadlocked 3 years after ETA's farewell to arms

Madrid - Three years ago, Basque separatist group ETA declared it was ending a more than four-decade secessionist campaign in Spain, but lasting peace is not exactly around the corner.

Four people killed in east Ukraine fighting: Kiev

Donetsk - Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in combat with pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, Kiev's military said Saturday, as violence rocked a truce after talks between Kiev and Moscow ended without a breakthrough.

Despite Nobel win, Pakistan's Malala hated by many at home

Islamabad - Malala Yousafzai may have won the Nobel Peace Prize, but she remains an object of hate for many Pakistanis who view her as a Western agent on a mission to shame her country.
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A message of peace and love through the gift of the white rose
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Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
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Sheriff court in Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Harper Resign Now! ECAWAR picket.
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The old city Jerusalem
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Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
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A white rose
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A brooch of a white rose, symbolising love and peace
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Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton on October 25, 2014.
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UN International Day of Peace, Edmonton.
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Our youths need Mitaan to find love and peace, says Ajay Mandavi who is promoting the ritual
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UN International Day of Peace, Edmonton.
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Harper Resign Now! ECAWAR picket.
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