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Aid group: Syrian children at risk of malnutrition

Aid group: Syrian children at risk of malnutrition

Sep 24, – As Syria’s civil war rages into its third year, millions of children in the country are at risk of malnutrition and face severe food shortages, an international aid organization has warned. Save the Children said four million Syrians — more than half of them children — are unable to produce or buy […]

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Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Se p 19, – Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating the growing power of jihadis as they seek to expand their influence across opposition-held Syrian territory. The infighting — now engulfing many parts of northern Syria — threatened to further split opposition forces […]

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Romania: Camp commander accused of 103 deaths

Romania: Camp commander accused of 103 deaths

Sep 19, – A Romanian institute urged prosecutors on Wednesday to bring genocide charges against the Communist commander of a former Romanian labor camp, saying he was responsible for 103 deaths. Ion Ficior, 85, was deputy commander then commander of the Periprava labor camp from 1958 to 1963. The camp in the remote Danube Delta […]

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Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces will besiege two sit-ins by supporters of the country’s ousted president within 24 hours, police officials said Sunday, setting up a possible confrontation between the military-backed government and the thousands gathered there. One police official suggested action against the sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi could […]

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Despite governments appeal Turkish protesters to stay in park

Despite governments appeal Turkish protesters to stay in park

June 15, ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish activist says protesters have agreed to press on with their 2-week-long sit-in at a cherished Istanbul park, despite government appeals and warnings for the standoff with authorities to end. Tayfun Kahraman made the comment to The Associated Press on Saturday after a series of discussions among protesters in […]

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Shooting spree in Santa Monica leaves several people dead

Shooting spree in Santa Monica leaves several people dead

June 8, AP – The gunman began his rampage on Friday by setting a house on fire, killing two people there before making his way to Santa Monica College, according to Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks. A black-clad gunman has wreaked havoc in the beach community of Santa Monica, California, taking several lives. The gunman was […]

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US woman, 33, killed in Syria fight

US woman, 33, killed in Syria fight

June 1 AP – The family of a 33-year-old Michigan woman says the FBI had confirmed that she was killed in fighting in Syria. She’s identified as Nicole Lynn Mansfield of Flint. David Speelman says he is Mansfield’s cousin. He tells The Associated Press that FBI agents visited family members on Thursday and informed them […]

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Clinton Foundation: Chelsea eyes global health projects, gay rights

Clinton Foundation: Chelsea eyes global health projects, gay rights

May 28, KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton told The Associated Press during a visit to Malaysia that her focus will be on the Clinton Foundation’s work, especially “related to health, not just in the United States but also around the world.” Chelsea Clinton said Tuesday she […]

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Taliban rickshaw bomb kills 11 policemen in Pakistan

Taliban rickshaw bomb kills 11 policemen in Pakistan

May 23, QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The bombing on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, came the same day as fighting in the restive northwest left 4 soldiers dead. Police claimed 20 militants also died in those clashes. A large bomb hidden by the Taliban in a rickshaw exploded as a police […]

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Bombs at mosques in northwest Pakistan kill 15

Bombs at mosques in northwest Pakistan kill 15

May 18, AP – The blasts at the two Sunni Muslim mosques also wounded 70 people, said tribal police officer Mohammad Jamil Khan. Both of the mosques were badly damaged, and the roof of one of them collapsed. The mosques were located in Baz Darrah village in the Malakand district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said […]

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