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South Africa: Briton acquitted of honeymoon murder

South Africa: Briton acquitted of honeymoon murder

Dec 08, – Shrien Dewani was found not guilty by Judge Jeanette Traverso who said the prosecution did not present sufficient evidence. The British businessman was later released from the hospital where he had been held for depression. The family of a Swedish citizen who was killed on her honeymoon in Cape Town said they […]

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Delhi city government bans Uber after alleged rape

Delhi city government bans Uber after alleged rape

Dec 08, – Uber is banned from operating in the capital with immediate effect and the company will be blacklisted from providing transport services in future, a government statement said. The Delhi city government on Monday banned Uber from operating in the Indian capital after a passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, dealing […]

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At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen

At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen

Dec 07, – U.S. special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province, a militant stronghold in southern Yemen, shortly after midnight on Saturday, killing several members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside […]

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Gunmen free 200+ inmates in Nigeria jailbreak

Gunmen free 200+ inmates in Nigeria jailbreak

Dec 07, – Police recaptured at least 10 escapees from the medium security prison at Tunga, in central Niger state, by Sunday morning, said Deputy Superintendent Ibrahim Gambari. Gunmen have freed more than 200 prisoners in Nigeria’s latest jailbreak, police said Sunday. Saturday’s attack was the third in the past two months in the West […]

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Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

Oct 29, – After canceling some festivities for a national holiday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu both visited the town of Ermenek in Karaman province, where the Has Sekerler mine is located close to Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Rescue workers desperately pumped water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey and […]

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Afghan court sentences 5 to death for gang rape

Afghan court sentences 5 to death for gang rape

Sep 15, – The panel of three judges, led by Judge Sediqullah Haqiqqi, also invalidated on Monday the death sentences given to two other defendants, whose sentences were reduced to 20 years in prison for unrelated crimes. An appeals court has sentenced five men to death for armed robbery and sexual assault against an Afghan […]

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Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines

Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines

Sep 15, – The government weather bureau said the eye of Typhoon Kalmaegi was over the South China Sea some 372 kilometers (231 miles) west of northwestern Laoag city before noon, moving northwest toward southern China at 30 kilometers per hour (19 kph). It was packing sustained winds of 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts […]

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New video from ISIS showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines

New video from ISIS showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines

Sep 14, – Reuters could not immediately verify the footage. But the images were consistent with that of the filmed executions of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, in the past month. Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday that purported to show the beheading of British […]

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Ukraine, rebels trade 67 prisoners in peace deal

Ukraine, rebels trade 67 prisoners in peace deal

Sep 12, – The transfer took place in the dark outside of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk under the watch of international observers. In the dead of night, Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebel forces on Friday exchanged 67 prisoners who had been captured during fighting in eastern Ukraine, part of a cease-fire deal that […]

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IS has 20,000-31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria – CIA

IS has 20,000-31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria – CIA

Sep 12, – Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency said, much higher than a previous estimate of 10,000. Among those in Syria are 15,000 foreign fighters including 2,000 Westerners, some of whom have joined IS, a US intelligence official told […]

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