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Suicide bomber strikes Russian bus, killing 6

Suicide bomber strikes Russian bus, killing 6

Oct 21, – The suspected bomber was from the North Caucasus, a region in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency has been simmering for more than a decade following two separatist wars in Chechnya. A local official said the suspected attacker was married to an Islamic militant. A female suicide bomber blew herself up on […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Greek Gypsies worried about child abduction case

Greek Gypsies worried about child abduction case

Oct 21, FARSALA, Greece — Gypsies stroll about prefabricated homes in their camp, many of them smiling and seemingly carefree. But there is worry and resentment here. Their community is at the center of a child abduction case, with a Gypsy, or Roma, couple accused of abducting a blonde, blue-eyed girl who is thought to […]

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Belgian plane crash leaves 11 dead

Belgian plane crash leaves 11 dead

Oct 19, – A plane carrying parachutists for a skydiving trip crashed in southern Belgium on Saturday, killing all 11 people aboard, officials said. Minutes after the aircraft took off from a small airfield near the city of Namur, witnesses saw part of a wing break off, sending the plane into a spiraling nosedive and […]

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Probe finds France’s deportation of Roma schoolgirl lawful

Probe finds France’s deportation of Roma schoolgirl lawful

Oct 19, – A probe into the deportation of a 15-year-old Roma schoolgirl from France has found that her family’s expulsion was lawful. But the French president says she can return to France alone to continue her studies. “The decision to implement the deportation of the Dibrani family was consistent with current regulations” was the […]

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Wimbledon champion Murray receives royal honor

Wimbledon champion Murray receives royal honor

Oct 18, – Murray received his Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal by Prince William on Thursday, having been awarded the honor in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s honors list for services to tennis following his victories at the U.S. Open and London Olympics in 2012. After winning two grand slams and […]

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Norway rocker in French court for alleged racism

Norway rocker in French court for alleged racism

Oct 17, – Kristian “Varg” Vikernes, 40, was initially detained on terrorism suspicions after he and his French wife visited a gun club. Authorities turned up no plot, but instead filed charges linked to his alleged anti-Semitic and xenophobic messages. He faces up to five years in prison. A Norwegian heavy metal rocker on trial […]

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Russia: Heavy police presence as Moscow braces itself for further race riots

Russia: Heavy police presence as Moscow braces itself for further race riots

Oct 17, – The riots in Moscow following the stabbing of an ethnic Russian point to a much larger problem. Ethnic tensions in Russia are rife with growing right-wing resentment against central Asian immigrants. Last week, Yegor Shcherbakov, 25, was walking home with his girlfriend in the Biryulyovo district outside of Moscow when he was […]

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Italy and Malta push for stronger EU action on migrants

Italy and Malta push for stronger EU action on migrants

Oct 17, – Dubai: “I felt that my feet were wet. I didn’t think much of it at first. Then there was shouting. Two men started fighting. I didn’t know what was happening. “Half an hour later, the water was over my feet. People were using everything they had to get the water out. Women […]

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Stabbing death ignites street riots in Moscow

Stabbing death ignites street riots in Moscow

Oct 14, MOSCOW — The stabbing death of an ethnic Russian man has ignited anger in Moscow against people from the Caucasus, with demonstrators breaking into a shopping center and storming a vegetable warehouse Sunday evening. Police detained hundreds of people. The man was believed to have been killed by a native of the North […]

October 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
European Crisis: Migrant tragedies sharpen calls for safe passage

European Crisis: Migrant tragedies sharpen calls for safe passage

Oct 13, – VALLETTA, Malta Three deadly Mediterranean shipwrecks that claimed the lives of hundreds of would-be asylum-seekers fleeing war and repression sharpened calls Saturday for humanitarian corridors to allow safe passage to Europe. At least 34 people drowned in Maltese waters south of the Italian island of Lampedusa when a boat packed with hundreds […]

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