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Day 13: At least 40 killed, nearly 400 wounded in Israeli shelling of Gaza

Day 13: At least 40 killed, nearly 400 wounded in Israeli shelling of Gaza

July 20, – At least 40 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighborhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled toward a hospital packed with wounded, witnesses and health officials said. The mass casualties in the Shejaia district in northeast Gaza were the heaviest since Israel launched […]

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Kabul guesthouse siege is over, child killed in Taliban attack

Kabul guesthouse siege is over, child killed in Taliban attack

Mar 28, – The siege of a Kabul guesthouse used by a U.S.-based aid group ended on Friday after Afghan security forces killed the last Taliban gunman holed up inside, a military commander said. At least one Afghan child was killed, he added. “The fight is over. Five attackers are dead,” Qadam Shah Shaheem, commander […]

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Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Mar 21, Ankara – The popular micro-blogging site, one of several that has been used to publish allegations of corruption in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle, went dark in Turkey late Thursday, just hours after the embattled leader threatened to “wipe out” the social network. In a tweet, Turkey’s president on Friday hit […]

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Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Ma 19, – It took more than a week, but both sides of Malaysia’s bitterly contested political divide are now sparring over the disappearance and hunt for the missing jetliner, a possible distraction for a government already under fire for its handling of the crisis. The opposition is attacking the government, relishing in the international […]

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Washington rejects Crimean vote, calls Russian actions ‘Dangerous’

Washington rejects Crimean vote, calls Russian actions ‘Dangerous’

Mar 16, – The United States strongly rejected Crimea’s vote Sunday on breaking away from Ukraine, and called Russian actions in the crisis “dangerous and destabilizing.” Crimea’s pro-Moscow authorities announced that exit polls showed a 93 percent vote in favor of becoming part of Russia. “This referendum is contrary to Ukraine’s constitution, and the international […]

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Indian Maoists attack kills 20 security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Indian Maoists attack kills 20 security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Mar 11, – Police say Maoist rebels have killed 20 paramilitary soldiers in an ambush in central India. Mukesh Gupta said rebels ambushed a paramilitary camp on Tuesday in a remote and dense forest in Chattisgarh state. The police said the rebels surrounded the camp and opened fire, killing 20 instantly. Several others were injured […]

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India hunts man-eating tiger that killed eight people

India hunts man-eating tiger that killed eight people

Feb 04, – Since December 29, the hungry man-eating tiger is believed to have killed eight people living near the national park which covers 521 square kilometres in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The spree has terrorised villagers and prompted officials to call on Khan to stop the toll rising further. As […]

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India: 51 year-old Danish tourist gang-raped in Delhi, police nab suspects

India: 51 year-old Danish tourist gang-raped in Delhi, police nab suspects

Jan 15, – Delhi Police detained 15 men in connection with the gang rape of a Danish tourist in a central part of India’s capital, the latest incident exposing the dangers for women in the world’s second-most populous nation. The 51-year-old woman was raped at knife-point by a group of men between 5 p.m. and […]

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Human body parts ‘fall from sky’ in Saudi Arabia

Human body parts ‘fall from sky’ in Saudi Arabia

Jan 05, – Jeddah: Human body parts fell from the sky in the city of Jeddah on Sunday, with police saying they could be the remains of a person trapped in an airplane’s wheel bay. “Police received a telephone call at 2.30am from a witness reporting the fall of human remains at an intersection in […]

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Italy court defends Silvio Berlusconi conviction ruling

Italy court defends Silvio Berlusconi conviction ruling

Aug 29, – Italy’s Supreme Court has issued a text explanation from judges on why they upheld the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s sentence for tax fraud. The 1 August ruling confirmed a one-year prison term and ban on political office for the billionaire senator. Neither measure has yet been enforced. Berlusconi argued he did […]

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