International News

Floods kill dozens, displace more than a million in India, Bangladesh

Floods kill dozens, displace more than a million in India, Bangladesh

Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in South Asia have killed dozens of people and displaced more than a million, most in northeast India and Bangladesh, authorities said on Tuesday. The Brahmaputra river, which flows from the Himalayas down to India and then through Bangladesh, has burst its banks, swamping more than 1,500 villages […]

June 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Spanish king’s brother-in-law turns himself in to serve prison sentence

Spanish king’s brother-in-law turns himself in to serve prison sentence

The brother-in-law of Spain’s king turned himself in to authorities on Monday to serve a five-year, 10-month prison sentence for crimes including tax fraud and embezzlement, a prison system spokesman said. Inaki Urdangarin signed himself into the Brieva prison in Avila at around 8:00 am (0600 GMT). He had been given five-day deadline last Tuesday […]

June 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nearly 5,000 families displaced in Yemen’s Hodeida- UN

Nearly 5,000 families displaced in Yemen’s Hodeida- UN

Nearly 5,000 families have been displaced in Yemen’s flashpoint Hodeida province this month, the UN said Sunday, as violence escalates in the rebel-held Red Sea region. After nearly a month of sporadic clashes, the Yemeni government — backed by Saudi Arabia and its allies — on Wednesday launched a major assault to retake the densely […]

June 17, 2018 | By | Reply More

European Crises

Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence

Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence

President Tayyip Erdogan has hinted that Turkey might consider imposing a ban on imports of some Israeli goods over the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, media reported on Tuesday. Erdogan, who is campaigning for re-election in June, last week hosted Muslim leaders who condemned the events in Gaza and […]

May 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Turkey jails man for life for Syrian mother, daughter murders

Turkey jails man for life for Syrian mother, daughter murders

A Turkish court has sentenced a man to life in prison for murdering a Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter in a crime that shocked the exile community, state media said Wednesday. Aroubeh Barakat and her 22-year-old daughter Halla Barakat were found dead in their Istanbul apartment in September last year. Syrian national Ahmet […]

March 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Russian teenager attacks schoolmates with an ax, wounding 6

Russian teenager attacks schoolmates with an ax, wounding 6

Russian officials say a teenager armed with an ax has attacked fellow students at a school in southern Siberia, wounding five children and a teacher. Russia’s Investigative Committee said the ninth-grader entered a class during a lesson Friday and attacked seventh-graders and their teacher. He ignited a firebomb in the class and tried to kill […]

January 19, 2018 | By | Reply More

Arab Uprising

Women of honour- Speaking out on rape in Syria

Women of honour- Speaking out on rape in Syria

Despite death threats and rejection, Syrian women have found the courage to speak out about rape. The first time a woman who had been raped inside a Syrian prison, it was November 2011. I was in Homs and the city was under siege. We were there meeting victims of the first wave of crackdowns on […]

June 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
U.N. fears for 2.5 million in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib as fighting escalates

U.N. fears for 2.5 million in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib as fighting escalates

An escalation in fighting and air strikes in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province leaves 2.5 million civilians with “no place else to go” within their shattered homeland, the United Nations said on Monday. Panos Moumtzis, the U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator, called on major powers to broker a settlement to end the war and avoid a bloodbath […]

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
UN seeks inquiry into Russian Idlib air strikes- Syria war

UN seeks inquiry into Russian Idlib air strikes- Syria war

The UN’s secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. António Guterres expressed deep concern about Thursday’s attack on the rebel-held town of Zardana, which activists said killed at least 47 civilians. The dead included a rescuer who was allegedly targeted. […]

June 12, 2018 | By | Reply More

Environment

Human Rights Observers conference on Women’s rights and Environment

Human Rights Observers conference on Women’s rights and Environment

Human Rights Observers an organization in special status with UN ECOSOC has organized conference on Women’s rights and Environmental awareness Speaking on the occasion prominent senior advocate smt. Venkateshwari, stated that Violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, devastates lives, causes untold pain, suffering and illness. She has given various examples of […]

December 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
43 Dead across 7 US states after week of devastating tornadoes, flooding and storms

43 Dead across 7 US states after week of devastating tornadoes, flooding and storms

At least 42 people were killed across seven states since Wednesday following days of severe weather, including flash floods in Illinois and tornadoes in Texas. The Marion County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office said five people were killed Saturday as a major storm system brought flash flooding and blizzard conditions to parts of the United States. In […]

December 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
US storms, 14 People Killed, At Least 40 Injured In trail of destruction

US storms, 14 People Killed, At Least 40 Injured In trail of destruction

Dec 25, – Recovery crews and utility workers began cleaning up widespread damage on Thursday left by severe storms that spawned tornadoes across six states in the U.S. South and Midwest, killing at least 14 people and destroying scores of homes. Emergency declarations were issued in Mississippi and Tennessee, the two states hardest hit by […]

December 25, 2015 | By | Reply More

Health & Fitness

Women binge drinking before pregnancy can have life-long effects on children

Women binge drinking before pregnancy can have life-long effects on children

Binge drinking women before they become pregnant risk of harming their babies, a study suggests. Women taking excessive alcohol even before pregnancy are more likely to have children with high blood sugar, increasing their chances of developing diabetes as adults. For women, binge drinking is defined as having the equivalent of four or more drinks […]

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

Dutch officials have culled 190,000 ducks on a central Netherlands farm where inspectors have confirmed the presence of a highly infectuous strain of bird flu, officials and local media said Sunday. The outbreak was detected at a farm in Biddinghuizen, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Amsterdam, where about 180,000 ducks were put down […]

November 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children

Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children

Oct 02, – Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe brain-related birth defects. But the report seems to confirm health officials’ belief that infections after birth in children are similar to infections in adults— most people don’t feel sick, and some develop only mild symptoms like fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes. A first […]

October 2, 2016 | By | Reply More

Women Rights

Husband ties up sleeping wife and cuts her EARS off in brutal attack

Husband ties up sleeping wife and cuts her EARS off in brutal attack

Afghan woman Zarina, 23, said the man, who married her when she was just 13, assaulted her while she was asleep. She has revealed how her husband tied her up and cut off her ears in an horrific domestic violence attack in Afghanistan. “The woman said I haven’t committed any sin,” she told. “I don’t […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mum ‘let her boyfriend rape her 14-year-old daughter so he could have child’

Mum ‘let her boyfriend rape her 14-year-old daughter so he could have child’

Mother who had undergone a hysterectomy allowed her partner to rape her 14-year-old daughter and get her pregnant so he could have a child, a court heard. The woman’s boyfriend reigned in terror over his stepdaughter, sexually abusing her for years in his downstairs “den”, a jury was told. The alleged victim’s mum, who has […]

February 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Human Rights Observers conference on Women’s rights and Environment

Human Rights Observers conference on Women’s rights and Environment

Human Rights Observers an organization in special status with UN ECOSOC has organized conference on Women’s rights and Environmental awareness Speaking on the occasion prominent senior advocate smt. Venkateshwari, stated that Violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, devastates lives, causes untold pain, suffering and illness. She has given various examples of […]

December 3, 2016 | By | Reply More

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