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Five die and dozens escape during prison break in Indonesia

Five die and dozens escape during prison break in Indonesia

July 12, – Five people died during the violence, with a search under way for about 100 inmates who had escaped, reports say. Security forces in Indonesia have regained control of a prison on Sumatra Island, which was hit by riots, officials say. The riot broke out at Tanjung Gusta prison in Medan on Thursday, […]

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Observers – First 3 gorings in Spain’s San Fermin bull runs

Observers – First 3 gorings in Spain’s San Fermin bull runs

July 12, – PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — An American and two Spaniards were gored Friday during a danger-filled sixth bull run of Spain’s San Fermin festival, with one loose bull causing panic in the packed streets of the city of Pamplona. Tension soared when one of the animals charged a man and tossed him on […]

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Human Rights – Irish lawmakers vote to allow ‘life saving’ abortions after outcry over Indian dentist’s death

Human Rights – Irish lawmakers vote to allow ‘life saving’ abortions after outcry over Indian dentist’s death

July 12. – Ireland’s parliament has voted to allow abortion under certain conditions. Triggered by the death of a pregnant woman last year, the move follows months of heated debate on an issue that has divided the country. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Friday to legalize abortions in cases where doctors deem the woman’s life at risk […]

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Saudi princess, Meshael Alayban, held in California on human trafficking charges

Saudi princess, Meshael Alayban, held in California on human trafficking charges

July 12, – Meshael Alayban, 42, is accused of forcing a Kenyan woman to work 16 hours a day while paying her far less than what she was originally promised. A woman described as a Saudi princess has been arrested in California and accused of human trafficking. Authorities say Ms Alayban took the woman’s passport, […]

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UN and US condemn Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood arrests

UN and US condemn Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood arrests

July 12, – The UN Secretary General on Thursday told the interim Egyptian leadership that it should respect the rights of all citizens, voicing particular anxiety about the recent spate of arrests of Muslim Brotherhood leaders. UN chief Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern over arrests of members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Those worries […]

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Human Rights – Pakistan slammed for reinstating death penalty

Human Rights – Pakistan slammed for reinstating death penalty

July 12, – Pakistan is going through one of its worst existential crises. The country is facing Islamist insurgency in its northwestern areas bordering Afghanistan and a protracted separatist movement in the southwestern Balochistan province. Islamist militants continue to target civilians in other parts of the country too.  In a bid to curb the escalating […]

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WHO: Smoking kills nearly six million people each year

WHO: Smoking kills nearly six million people each year

July 11, – Despite public health campaigns, smoking remains the leading avoidable cause of death worldwide, killing almost six million people a year, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. If current trends hold, the number of deaths blamed on tobacco use will rise to eight million a year in […]

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UN report says – insects could be future prospects for food

UN report says – insects could be future prospects for food

July 11, NEW YORK — The problem is familiar: How to feed a growing world population. Now, a few people have offered a solution that may sound strange, at least to Western ears: Eat insects. Now, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has weighed in favor of entomophagy, the practice of eating insects. In […]

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Karachi suicide bomb ‘kills Zardari security chief’

Karachi suicide bomb ‘kills Zardari security chief’

July 10, – Bilal Shaikh and two other aides died in the blast, which took place near an office of Mr Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). The chief security officer of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been killed in a bomb attack in the port city of Karachi, police say. Several more people are […]

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Temperatures shoot beyond 50 degrees Celsius in UAE

Temperatures shoot beyond 50 degrees Celsius in UAE

July 09, Dubai: The temperature shot up to beyond 50 degrees Celsius on Tuesday in some parts of the country, forcing people to take refuge in air-conditioned environments after midday. The sizzling temperatures are expected to continue with hot, hazy and humid conditions, particularly in coastal areas, on Wednesday — the first day of Ramadan. […]

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