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UK Women and Youth gather to support the International Convention on the Cessation of War

UK Women and Youth gather to support the International Convention on the Cessation of War

London, UK – On 13 November 2015, the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) hosted the ‘IWPG Peace Forum’ to urge the implementation of the International Convention on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace at Clothworkers’ Hall in London. The Forum mainly discussed the role of women in the implementation of the International Convention […]

November 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Human error led to deadly U.S. strike on Afghan hospital- military

Human error led to deadly U.S. strike on Afghan hospital- military

Nov 26, – Some U.S. personnel were suspended and could face disciplinary action after failing to follow U.S. rules of engagement in a war zone, said U.S. Army General John Campbell, who leads international forces in Afghanistan. A U.S. investigation found that the deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run […]

November 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Blast targeting Tunisia presidential guard bus kills 12

Blast targeting Tunisia presidential guard bus kills 12

Nov 25, – A security source at the site said “most of the agents who were on the bus are dead”. An explosion targeting a bus carrying presidential guards Tuesday killed at least 12 officers in the heart of the capital of Tunisia, the target of jihadist violence since the 2011 revolution. The blast, described […]

November 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Thailand indicts 2 for deadly Bangkok bombing

Thailand indicts 2 for deadly Bangkok bombing

Nov 24, – The Aug. 17 blast at the popular Erawan Shrine was one of the most deadly acts of violence in Bangkok in decades. Authorities have declined to call it an act of terrorism out of apparent fear that it would hurt the country’s huge tourism industry. A military court in Thailand on Tuesday […]

November 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Myanmar mine landslide toll tops 100

Myanmar mine landslide toll tops 100

Nov 23, – Authorities in the remote town of Hpakant, the epicentre of the world’s production of highly valuable jade, have pulled scores of bodies from the earth since a huge mountain of debris collapsed onto dozens of flimsy shacks early on Saturday morning. Rescuers were searching for victims of a huge mine landslide in […]

November 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
School dropout rate rising as drought boosts hunger in Zimbabwe

School dropout rate rising as drought boosts hunger in Zimbabwe

Nov 22, – He should be in class, but has virtually dropped out of school because he is always hungry, said his mother Sithandile Dube, of Lupane district in Matebeleland North province. When Thabiso Dube isn’t helping his mother at home, the scrawny 8-year-old is working alongside her, doing odd jobs in exchange for food. […]

November 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
4 Brits, 2 Aussies among 7 dead in New Zealand chopper crash

4 Brits, 2 Aussies among 7 dead in New Zealand chopper crash

Nov 21, – An image released by police showed the wreckage wedged between walls of ice in a crevasse on the Fox Glacier. Police said in a statement that the difficult terrain had prevented rescuers from reaching the wreck, but that they believed all six tourists along with the pilot had been killed. Four tourists […]

November 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
At least 22 dead as gunmen seize more than 100 at Mali hotel

At least 22 dead as gunmen seize more than 100 at Mali hotel

Nov 20, – Special forces carried out a dramatic floor-by-floor rescue at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, according to local television and security sources, eventually ending the siege about nine hours after it had begun. Suspected Islamist gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital Friday, firing automatic weapons and seizing more than 100 […]

November 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Three killed, 185,000 left without power after Washington state storms

Three killed, 185,000 left without power after Washington state storms

Nov 19, – Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide emergency because of the storm, which left a wide swath of the Puget Sound region under flood watches and warnings. About 185,000 homes and businesses remained without power in Washington state late on Wednesday, after a storm blew down trees and triggered mudslides, killing at least […]

November 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
2 dead, 7 arrested in raid targeting Paris attack mastermind

2 dead, 7 arrested in raid targeting Paris attack mastermind

Nov 18, – There was no clear information on the fate of the suspected planner of the attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Gunfire and explosions shocked already-jittery residents of a Paris suburb awake Wednesday as police raided an apartment where they believed the suspected mastermind of last week’s attacks was holed up. Two people were killed […]

November 18, 2015 | By | Reply More