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UK woman sentenced to 12 years in jail for acid attack on friend

UK woman sentenced to 12 years in jail for acid attack on friend

Mar 21, – A British woman was sentenced to 12 years in jail Friday for throwing acid on her friend’s face following an argument. Mary Konye disguised herself with a veil and attacked Naomi Oni in the early hours of Dec. 30, 2012, leaving her with disfiguring burns on her face, a hand and a […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

Mar 20, – Young people in France who share videos as part of the Neknomination online drinking craze could face up to two years in jail if a charity succeeds in a legal complaint. The game, which is reported to have started in Australia and spread around the world, involves people filming themselves downing a […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
10 dead after train crashes into minibus in southern Turkey

10 dead after train crashes into minibus in southern Turkey

Mar 20, Ankara – A passenger train crashed into a minibus that was carrying workers to a factory in Turkey, killing 10 people and injuring five others, officials said. Basri Guzeloglu, the local governor, said the train slammed into the vehicle on Thursday at a level crossing near the Mediterranean port city of Mersin. All […]

March 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Mar 20, – The crisis in Crimea has shifted “to a military stage” as the Ukrainian government responded to the killing of one its soldiers by authorising its troops to open fire to defend themselves from Russian forces. Hours after Vladimir Putin formally announced the annexation of the occupied Crimea region into Russia, a Ukrainian […]

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Defiant Putin approves draft bill for annexation of Crimea

Defiant Putin approves draft bill for annexation of Crimea

Mar 18, – In an address to a joint session of Russia’s parliamentary houses scheduled for 11am GMT today, Putin will deliver his position on the hugely contentious Crimean question. His is expected to set the stage for parliament to approve the absorption of Crimea. The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has approved a draft bill […]

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

Mar 17, – President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree formally recognising Crimea as an independent state following its vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, news agencies quoted a Kremlin statement as saying. Russian news agencies quoted the decree as recognising “the Republic of Crimea, in which the city of Sevastopol enjoys […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
EU imposes sanctions after Moscow wins overwhelming Crimea vote

EU imposes sanctions after Moscow wins overwhelming Crimea vote

Mar 17, – The European Union is to impose sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia on Monday following a weekend referendum, Lithuania’s foreign minister said. Crimea’s leaders declared a Soviet-style 97-percent result in favour of seceding from Ukraine in a vote […]

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Washington rejects Crimean vote, calls Russian actions ‘Dangerous’

Washington rejects Crimean vote, calls Russian actions ‘Dangerous’

Mar 16, – The United States strongly rejected Crimea’s vote Sunday on breaking away from Ukraine, and called Russian actions in the crisis “dangerous and destabilizing.” Crimea’s pro-Moscow authorities announced that exit polls showed a 93 percent vote in favor of becoming part of Russia. “This referendum is contrary to Ukraine’s constitution, and the international […]

March 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thousand march in Moscow against Russian ‘occupation’ of Crimea

Thousand march in Moscow against Russian ‘occupation’ of Crimea

Mar 16, – Thousands marched freely through Moscow on Sunday in support of Russia using military force in neighboring Ukraine, while at an anti-invasion protest nearby dozens were detained. Russian state television ratcheted up its pro-invasion rhetoric over the weekend and showed what it claimed were buses full of refugees pouring across the Ukrainian border, […]

March 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Erdogan says Turkish teenager killed in protests was a terrorist

Erdogan says Turkish teenager killed in protests was a terrorist

Mar 15, – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said a teenager who died this week after sustaining a head injury in anti-government protests last summer was linked to “terrorist organizations”, in comments likely to fan political tensions. The death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan on Tuesday after nine months in a coma sparked Turkey’s worst unrest […]

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