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Five people killed, 16 injured in Baghdad cafe bombing

Five people killed, 16 injured in Baghdad cafe bombing

At least five people were killed and several others wounded when a suicide bomber struck a cafe in Baghdad where people had gathered after breaking their daily Ramadan fast, police said Thursday. “A suicide bomber blew up his explosive belt while he was surrounded by police near a public garden in Al-Shoala district,” a mainly […]

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty

Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty

Rohingya Muslim militants in Myanmar killed dozens of Hindu civilians during attacks last August, according to an investigation by Amnesty International. The group called Arsa killed up to 99 Hindu civilians in one, or possibly two massacres, said the rights group. Arsa had denied involvement. The killings came in the first days of an uprising […]

May 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence

Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence

President Tayyip Erdogan has hinted that Turkey might consider imposing a ban on imports of some Israeli goods over the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, media reported on Tuesday. Erdogan, who is campaigning for re-election in June, last week hosted Muslim leaders who condemned the events in Gaza and […]

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At least 29 children disappeared in Sri Lanka- Rights group

At least 29 children disappeared in Sri Lanka- Rights group

At least 29 children disappeared in the custody of Sri Lanka’s military after surrendering with their ethnic rebel parents at the end of the island nation’s civil war, a human rights group said Tuesday. The South Africa-based International Truth and Justice Project said in a statement that it has 280 names of people who surrendered […]

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Powerful storms kill at least 40 across northern India

Powerful storms kill at least 40 across northern India

Powerful wind and rain storms swept across northern India, demolishing houses, uprooting trees and killing at least 40 people as winds turned the skies brown with dust and sand, officials said Monday. Most of the deaths occurred when winds and falling trees caused buildings to collapse, leaving people buried in the wreckage. In the town […]

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
19 die in fresh clashes between army and rebels in Shan state- Myanmar

19 die in fresh clashes between army and rebels in Shan state- Myanmar

At least 19 people have been killed in fresh clashes between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic armed group in the remote northern Shan state, as fighting in the country’s borderlands intensifies. “Nineteen [people] were killed in fighting” on Saturday, a military source said, adding that two dozen had been injured. At least 19 people have […]

May 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Iran condemns wave of Israeli air strikes in Syria

Iran condemns wave of Israeli air strikes in Syria

In the first comments by Iran since Thursday’s wave of strikes, the foreign ministry condemned the “blatant violation of Syria’s sovereignty”. The strikes were the heaviest carried out by Israel on Syria in decades. They came after 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan Heights. Israel said Iranian fighters had […]

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Syria says it has downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus

Syria says it has downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus

Syrian air defences downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus, state media reported, after explosions were heard at a military base south of the capital. The report arrived soon after US president Donald Trump’s announcement that he would break with the Iran nuclear agreement, a move that has put the region on edge. Israel has warned […]

May 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Female Afghan coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Female Afghan coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Think Super Mario Bros, but with an Afghan twist. This is how Afghanistan’s first generation of female coders explain their abilities as game-makers after uploading more than 20 games on digital app stores this year. More than 20 young women in the western city of Herat have established themselves as computer experts, building apps and […]

May 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life

US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life

A man in the US state of Kansas who shot dead an Indian immigrant while shouting “get out of my country,” was sentenced Friday to life in prison. Adam Purinton had previously pleaded guilty to the racial slur-filled, drunken attack in February last year at a suburban bar and restaurant in the Midwestern state. Srinivas […]

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