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Elderly woman killed in Myanmar sectarian violence

Elderly woman killed in Myanmar sectarian violence

Oct 02, – The violence near Thandwe, a coastal town the president was due to visit later Wednesday on the second day of his tour of Rakhine state, raised new questions about government’s failure to curb anti-Muslim attacks and or protect the embattled minority. Terrified Muslim families hid in forests in western Myanmar on Wednesday, […]

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US considers expanding tablet, e-reader use on flights

US considers expanding tablet, e-reader use on flights

Oct 01, – The suggestions, contained in a long-awaited report, are a hot-button issue for passengers, many of whom have chafed under strict rules that require portable electronic devices be turned off for takeoff and landing. US aviation regulators began considering on Monday how to let airplane passengers make greater use of laptops, tablets and […]

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Syrian children attend school amid war

Syrian children attend school amid war

Oct 01, – It has been a year since they were last in school. The area has seen ongoing battles between opposition forces and troops loyal to President Bashar Assad, and like pretty much everything else in Madaya, the school was forced to shut down because of the violence. Clutching his books close to his […]

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Jolie to direct film in Australia

Jolie to direct film in Australia

Oct 01, –  The World War II movie is only Jolie’s second foray into directing, after the critically-acclaimed 2011 movie “Land of Blood and Honey”, and the actress has been in Sydney with her children in recent weeks scouting locations. Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie will direct her new film “Unbroken” in Australia, using Sydney and […]

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UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

Oct 01, – UNAMI said on Tuesday that it recorded 979 Iraqis killed in September. The fatalities include those among security forces and troops killed in insurgent attacks nationwide. The U.N. figure was lower than its July death toll, which stands at 1,057. The U.N. mission in Iraq says nearly 1,000 Iraqis have been killed […]

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Asian cage-fighter strikes blow for region’s women

Asian cage-fighter strikes blow for region’s women

Oct 01, – Sherilyn Lim is polite and pretty but beyond that, the stereotypes crumble as the 23-year-old sweats through a tough routine in a small, downtown gym. A young Singaporean is hoping her fast hands and feet can strike a blow for Asian women when she joins the region’s tiny ranks of female cage-fighters […]

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World not ready for aging population

World not ready for aging population

Oct 01, – The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying […]

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Japan’s luxury fruit masters grow money on trees

Japan’s luxury fruit masters grow money on trees

Sep 30, –  An industry of fruit boutiques has defied Japan’s sluggish economy to consistently offer luscious and lavishly tended produce for hefty prices — and it is always in demand. With melons that sell for the price of a new car and grapes that go for more than $100 a pop, Japan is a […]

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Syria says ‘terrorists’ eat human hearts

Syria says ‘terrorists’ eat human hearts

Sep 30, –  Walid al-Moallem, addressing world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, also charged that the U.S., Britain and France had blocked the naming of the real perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat […]

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Driver gets one month in jail for triathlete’s death

Driver gets one month in jail for triathlete’s death

Sep 30, –  The Traffic Court also ordered the Filipino motorist, who was found guilty of causing the death of the 49-year-old, to pay Dh 200,000 in blood money to the family of the victim. A man, who drunk drove his car into Lebanese triathlete Roy Nasr, killing him near Safa Park, has been sentenced […]

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