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Nepal quake survivor drank urine while trapped for 82 hours

Nepal quake survivor drank urine while trapped for 82 hours

Apr 29, – Rishi Khanal, 27, had just finished lunch at a hotel in Kathmandu and had gone up to the second floor when everything suddenly started to move and fall apart. He was struck by falling masonry and trapped with his foot crushed under rubble. A man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed […]

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Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

Aug 26, – In the past, the military has hit targets in high-rises in pinpoint strikes, but left the buildings standing. However, since Saturday, it has toppled or destroyed five towers and shopping complexes in an apparent new tactic aimed at increasing pressure on the Hamas militant group. Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with […]

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Egypt court cuts sentences on Islamist women

Egypt court cuts sentences on Islamist women

Dec 08, – The initial verdict handed down late last month caused an international and domestic outcry. “This is God-given,” Ola Alaa, an 18-year-old medical student who was initially sentenced to 11 years, told The Associated Press by telephone after reaching her home in the coastal city of Alexandria. “I think (the authorities) wanted to […]

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Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic

Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic

Dec 04, – The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Okene’s rescue in May – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArWGILmKCqE -that was posted on the Internet more than six months later has gone viral this week. Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat […]

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Police battle Bangkok protesters with tear gas

Police battle Bangkok protesters with tear gas

Dec 01, – At least three people have been killed and 54 wounded in skirmishes so far, according to police and emergency services. Most of the casualties occurred at a Bangkok stadium where gunshots rang out early Sunday for the second day and the body of one protester shot in the chest lay face-up on […]

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China, India increasingly drive energy demand

China, India increasingly drive energy demand

Nov 12, – China is close to becoming the world’s largest oil importer, while India will turn into the leading importer of coal in the next decade to lead the Asian surge, the Paris-based IEA said in its 2013 World Energy Outlook. China and India are increasingly driving world energy demand as the United States’ […]

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Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Oct 29, – The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog disclosed for the first time in a report obtained by The Associated Press that Syria has declared 41 facilities at 23 chemical sites where it stored approximately 1,300 tons of precursors and agents, and over 1,200 unfilled munitions to deliver them. International inspectors overseeing […]

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Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 32

Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 32

Oct 15, – Panic ensued as people spilled out on the street after the quake struck at 8:12 a.m. It was centered about 33 kilometers (20 miles) below Carmen town on Bohol Island, where many buildings collapsed, roads cracked up and bridges fell. Extensive damage also hit densely populated Cebu city, across the narrow strait […]

October 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
World not ready for aging population

World not ready for aging population

Oct 01, – The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying […]

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Nigeria: Militants kill students in college attack

Nigeria: Militants kill students in college attack

Sep 30, – The attack, blamed on the Boko Haram extremist group, came despite a 4 ½-month-old state of emergency covering three states and one-sixth of the country. It and other recent violence have led many to doubt assurances from the government and the military that they are winning Nigeria’s war on the extremists. Suspected […]

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