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Tear gas as anti-Obama protesters clash with Greek police

Tear gas as anti-Obama protesters clash with Greek police

Greek riot police used tear gas and stun grenades Tuesday in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting a visit by President Barack Obama after they tried to enter an area off-limits to demonstrators. Police made at least four arrests and said one woman was slightly injured in the clashes, which took place far […]

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kenya sets fire to 5,000 illegal weapons in crime fight

Kenya sets fire to 5,000 illegal weapons in crime fight

Kenya destroyed some 5,250  illegal weapons by fire on Tuesday as part of efforts to fight crimes like cattle rustling, carjackings and to eliminate threats from terrorism. The burning destroyed weapons confiscated by law enforcement officials or voluntarily surrendered to agents collecting illegal small arms and light weapons. “Here in Kenya, small arms are implicated […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in months

UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in months

Fourteen million people in northeast Nigeria urgently need humanitarian assistance and 75,000 children risk dying in “a few months”, the United Nations warned Tuesday. Boko Haram jihadists have laid waste to the country’s northeast since taking up arms against the government in 2009, displacing millions. UN humanitarian coordinator Peter Lundberg said the crisis was unfolding […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gasps, tears as Iraqis return to Islamic State-destroyed parish

Gasps, tears as Iraqis return to Islamic State-destroyed parish

There were gasps, followed by tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish Sunday to find that everything had been destroyed, including the statue of the Virgin Mary. A confessional had been turned into a closet, a tomb had been desecrated, red prayer benches were burned. […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jihadists say Trump victory a rallying call for new recruits

Jihadists say Trump victory a rallying call for new recruits

From Afghanistan to Algeria, jihadists plan to use Donald Trump’s shock U.S. presidential victory as a propaganda tool to bring new fighters to their battlefields. Taliban commanders and Islamic State supporters say Trump’s campaign trail rhetoric against Muslims – at one point calling for a total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States – will […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death toll rises to 50 in Islamic State-claimed blast in Pakistan

Death toll rises to 50 in Islamic State-claimed blast in Pakistan

An explosion claimed by militant group Islamic State ripped through a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 52 people and wounding scores, officials said. The blast at the Shah Noorani shrine occurred while hundreds of people were inside, local district commissioner Hashim Ghalzai told Reuters. Provincial Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said […]

November 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bomb blast kills at least 43 at Pakistan shrine- officials

Bomb blast kills at least 43 at Pakistan shrine- officials

At least 43 people died and scores of others were injured when a bomb exploded at a remote Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Saturday, officials said. The blast hit a crowd of worshippers participating in a ceremony at the shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Noorani in Khuzdar district, some 750 […]

November 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 13 workers die in garment factory fire in India

At least 13 workers die in garment factory fire in India

A fire that broke out in the basement of a garment factory trapped and killed at least 13 workers as they slept early Friday in the building just outside New Delhi, a government official said. Nine other workers were injured, four of them seriously, Uttar Pradesh state official Naresh Mathur said. The factory was in […]

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Afghan official- Taliban attack German consulate, killing 6

Afghan official- Taliban attack German consulate, killing 6

Germany’s consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked when a suicide car bomber rammed the compound, killing six people and wounding more than 120, Afghan police and the German foreign minister said Friday. Four of the dead — two civilians and two unidentified bodies — were brought to the Balkh hospital, said Dr. Noor Mohammad Faiz. […]

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spanish police arrest 56 in internet child porn operation

Spanish police arrest 56 in internet child porn operation

Spanish police say they have arrested 56 men in a nationwide operation against internet child pornography. A police statement Thursday said the detainees are suspected of distributing abusive images involving children on peer-to-peer internet file-sharing sites. Those arrested were mostly Spaniards, aged between 40 and 60. It said officers seized some 170 hard discs and […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More