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181 bodies found at Malaysian plane site says Ukrainian official

181 bodies found at Malaysian plane site says Ukrainian official

July 18, – Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners — dressed in overalls and covered in soot — spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of the Malaysian plane shot down as it flew miles above the country’s battlefield. The attack Thursday afternoon killed […]

July 18, 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 […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Saudi gets jail and lashes over Twitter libel

Saudi gets jail and lashes over Twitter libel

Jan 02, – Riyadh: A Saudi court has sentenced a man convicted of defaming a Kuwaiti singer by accusing her on Twitter of adultery to three months in jail and 80 lashes, a news website reported on Thursday. The Saudi national, apparently a fan of a rival pop star, was sentenced for “accusing (Kuwaiti singer) […]

January 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
European regulators rule on artificial sweetener aspartame ‘is safe’

European regulators rule on artificial sweetener aspartame ‘is safe’

Dec 11, – The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, European food regulators conclude. The European Food Safety Authority brought forward its review, planned for completion by 2020, at the request of the European Commission. Since it came into use in the 1980s, a number of medical studies have questioned […]

December 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Sep 13, – US and Afghan forces have fought off an attack by Taliban insurgents on the US consulate in the western city of Herat.   Two Afghan police and one security guard were killed in the dawn assault, along with four attackers. The US consulate said its staff were safe. The Taliban said they […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More