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Protesters rally around the globe as world celebrates May Day

Protesters rally around the globe as world celebrates May Day

May 01, – May Day demonstrators denounced low wages and called for better treatment of workers during rallies Thursday that turned violent in Cambodia and in Turkey, where police tried to enforce a ban on public protests. Security forces in Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square pushed back demonstrators with water cannons and tear gas. Protesters retaliated […]

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‘Our youngest hostage’: Barbaric act in Syria take aim at toddler

‘Our youngest hostage’: Barbaric act in Syria take aim at toddler

Apr 22, – According to the Arabic websites, social media networks posted the picture of a child sitting on the ground while surrounded by armed men pointing their rifles at him.  The caption appearing with the picture, purportedly posted by a supporter of the Free Syrian Army, is “Our youngest hostage from among the hostile […]

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Massive polio vaccination campaign launched in Syria and Iraq

Massive polio vaccination campaign launched in Syria and Iraq

Apr 07, – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a vaccination campaign Sunday as part of an international response to a major polio outbreak in war-torn Syria that was confirmed last October. Amid fears that the disease has spread to neighboring countries, UNICEF aims to vaccinate more than 20 million children, including 5.6 million […]

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Election violence in Turkey leaves 8 dead, 20 injured

Election violence in Turkey leaves 8 dead, 20 injured

Mar 30, – Violent feuds broke out Sunday in Turkish local elections for village and neighbourhood leaders, leaving eight people dead and 13 wounded, media reports said. At least six people died and four were wounded in the village of Yuvacik, Sanliurfa province, in the country’s mainly Kurdish southeast, the Dogan news agency said. Rival […]

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Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

Mar 17, – President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree formally recognising Crimea as an independent state following its vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, news agencies quoted a Kremlin statement as saying. Russian news agencies quoted the decree as recognising “the Republic of Crimea, in which the city of Sevastopol enjoys […]

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Malaysian marines said to have tracked missing plane to west coast

Malaysian marines said to have tracked missing plane to west coast

Mar 11, – In one of the most baffling mysteries in recent aviation history, a massive search operation for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER has so far found no trace of the aircraft or the 239 passengers and crew. Malaysia’s military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometers […]

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Nepal beefs security to crush Tibetan protests

Nepal beefs security to crush Tibetan protests

Mar  10, – Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal’s capital and detained the protesters on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet. The two men and three women waved Tibet flags and chanted “Free Tibet, get out of Tibet, we want justice” near the Chinese embassy visa […]

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Al Qaeda militants execute Yemeni accused of guiding U.S. drone strikes

Al Qaeda militants execute Yemeni accused of guiding U.S. drone strikes

Mar 08, – The body of a man is seen tied to a soccer goal post after al Qaeda militants shot him to death accusing him of spying for the United States outside al-Shihr city of the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout. The militants accused the man, whose identity is unkonwn, of placing microchips in […]

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Giant asteroid to pass between Earth and moon tonight

Giant asteroid to pass between Earth and moon tonight

Mar 05, – A giant asteroid will pass extremely close by to earth and our moon tonight, according to NASA. While the asteroid will come close enough for star gazers with a good telescope to see the celestial event, there will be no an apocalyptic near miss, with its closest distance from earth estimated to […]

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Casualties reported as Spanish train derails in Galicia

Casualties reported as Spanish train derails in Galicia

July 25, – A train has derailed in north-western Spain, with casualties reported. A high-speed train travelling from Madrid to Ferrol has crashed just outside Santiago de Compostela in the north-western region of Galicia. Sources indicate the train derailed near the station at quarter to nine Spanish time. An emergency response team is on site. […]

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