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British, U.S. experts arrive in Nigeria to hunt girls abducted by Boko Haram

British, U.S. experts arrive in Nigeria to hunt girls abducted by Boko Haram

May 09, – British experts arrived in the Nigerian capital on Friday to help find at least 276 girls being held by Islamic militants in northeastern Nigeria as an international effort began taking hold. The government of a Nigerian state identified 53 girls who escaped a mass kidnapping by Islamic militants, potentially subjecting the girls […]

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China jails doctor found guilty of baby trafficking

China jails doctor found guilty of baby trafficking

Jan 14, – A Chinese former obstetrician was given a suspended death sentence on Tuesday for abducting newborn babies and selling them to traffickers, in a case that drew widespread outrage. Zhang Shuxia sold seven children in the northern province of Shaanxi, the intermediate court in Weinan city said on a verified social media account, […]

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Egypt: Morsi supporters torch Cairo university building, one dead

Egypt: Morsi supporters torch Cairo university building, one dead

Dec 29, – A 19-year-old student was shot dead and an administration building torched on Saturday when police took action to disperse students at the Al-Azhar university campus, protesting the military ouster of Islamist President Mohammad Morsi. Riot police fired tear gas and battled with the demonstrators, who they accused of attempting to disrupt end […]

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News Update: Lebanon blast kills Sunni ex-minister, 4 others in Beirut

News Update: Lebanon blast kills Sunni ex-minister, 4 others in Beirut

Dec 26, Beirut – A powerful car bomb tore through a business district in the center of the Lebanese capital Friday, setting cars ablaze and killing a prominent pro-Western politician and four other people. The bomb targeted Mohammed Chatah, a former finance minister and a senior aide to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, in his […]

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Defiant Turkish PM Erdogan reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

Defiant Turkish PM Erdogan reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

Dec 26, – Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a major cabinet reshuffle after three ministerial resignations over a corruption inquiry. Mr Erdogan has described a police investigation as a “dirty game” Mr Erdogan named 10 new ministers – almost half of his total roster – after talks with President Abdullah Gul. One of […]

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Father throws 3 year-old son off 52-story building before jumping to his death

Father throws 3 year-old son off 52-story building before jumping to his death

Dec 24, – Authorities said they received an emergency call reporting two jumpers from the building around noon. Officers responding to the scene found Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, of Brooklyn, and the boy on the lower rooftops of two separate nearby buildings. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his son, Kirill Kanarikov, was […]

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Syrian government airstrikes on Aleppo kill at least 32

Syrian government airstrikes on Aleppo kill at least 32

Dec 22, Beirut – Syrian aircraft pummeled an opposition neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least 32 people and extending the government’s furious aerial bombardment of the rebel-held half of the divided city to an eighth consecutive day. Since it began on Dec. 15, the government’s unusually heavy air campaign […]

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Diplomat deadlock continues as India, US indulge in conversation to find solution

Diplomat deadlock continues as India, US indulge in conversation to find solution

Dec 22, – Efforts to resolve the Indo-US diplomatic standoff over senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade’s arrest continued Saturday with both sides stating that they are in “conversation” to find a way out. Publicly, their common refrain was that the bilateral relationship was extremely valuable, though Washington continued to harp on their line that Khobragade would […]

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Thai opposition protesters gear up for fresh mass rally

Thai opposition protesters gear up for fresh mass rally

Dec 22, – The Thai opposition is to hold a mass rally in the capital Bangkok as its campaign to bring down the government of Yingluck Shinawatra continues. Protest leaders say they expect a turnout of hundreds of thousands of people. On Saturday the main opposition Democrat Party said it will boycott elections called for […]

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India: 5 cops arrested for alleged gang rape of 16 year old at gun point

India: 5 cops arrested for alleged gang rape of 16 year old at gun point

Dec 20, – The Chandigarh Police on Thursday faced a major embarrassment after five of its constables were accused of gangraping a 16-year-old girl multiple times at gunpoint for the past one and a half months. While four of them were arrested, one was unidentified and absconding. The girl confided the incident to one of […]

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