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Pakistan says air strikes kill at least 60 militants in North Waziristan

Pakistan says air strikes kill at least 60 militants in North Waziristan

May 21, – Pakistani warplanes and helicopters pounded militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 60 fighters, the army said. The airstrikes mainly targeted Mir Ali, a town in the lawless tribal region of North Waziristan, the army said in a statement. It said “60 hard-core terrorists” including “important commanders and foreigners” were […]

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Syrian women demand representative at UN-brokered peace talks

Syrian women demand representative at UN-brokered peace talks

Jan 13, – A group of Syrian women demanded Monday that the U.N. appoint a gender adviser and make other efforts to reflect their voices at Geneva peace talks aimed at ending the country’s civil war. Participants said at the end of a two-day conference for Syrian women that the international peace conference for Syria […]

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Prominent Chinese doctor on trial for selling newborns

Prominent Chinese doctor on trial for selling newborns

Dec 31, – A Chinese obstetrician is on trial for stealing newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers, a court and state media report. Zhang Shuxia was accused of selling seven babies. She told the parents their infants were sick, and convinced them to give them up, reports said. Ms Zhang admitted the charges […]

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Australian officials warn wildfires could merge into ‘mega fire’

Australian officials warn wildfires could merge into ‘mega fire’

Oct 21, – Wildfires in southeastern Australia could converge into one “mega fire” if weather conditions worsen, authorities have warned. Firefighters are battling to contain the worst bushfires to hit New South Wales in decades. Major fires ravaging the Blue Mountains west of Sydney are threatening to merge to form a massive blaze, the state’s […]

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Greek Gypsies worried about child abduction case

Greek Gypsies worried about child abduction case

Oct 21, FARSALA, Greece — Gypsies stroll about prefabricated homes in their camp, many of them smiling and seemingly carefree. But there is worry and resentment here. Their community is at the center of a child abduction case, with a Gypsy, or Roma, couple accused of abducting a blonde, blue-eyed girl who is thought to […]

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Plane crash near Laos tourist hub kills 44

Plane crash near Laos tourist hub kills 44

Oct 16, – A flight of Laos’ national airline has crashed into the Mekong River. Officials in neighboring Thailand say all 44 people on board were killed. The turboprop was approaching Pakse, a hub for tourists in southern Laos. A Lao Airlines plane flying from the capital Vientiane and carrying 44 people crashed on Wednesday […]

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Clashes in east Syria kill more than 40 fighters

Clashes in east Syria kill more than 40 fighters

Oct 16, – Syrian activists say that two days of heavy clashes between Kurdish fighters and Al Qaeda-linked rebels in the northeast have killed at least 41 on both sides. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the clashes in Hassakeh province pitted Kurdish militias against rebels from two Al Qaeda-linked factions Jabhat al-Nusra […]

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Woman caught planting bomb near Iraq school

Woman caught planting bomb near Iraq school

Oct 08, – A guard caught a woman planting a bomb next to a primary school in Iraq on Monday, while two blasts killed four Sahwa anti-Al Qaeda fighters, officials said. The woman was trying to plant a bomb next to the wall of a school in Madain, south of Baghdad, but was discovered by […]

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British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

Sep 13, – London: One of Britain’s biggest colleges on Friday dropped a ban on Muslim face veils after thousands of people signed a petition against the rule. Birmingham Metropolitan College said on Facebook it would change its policy to allow “individuals to wear specific items of personal clothing to reflect their cultural values. ” […]

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US, Russia differ on military force as Syria talks open

US, Russia differ on military force as Syria talks open

Sep 12, – US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov opened talks on Thursday on disarming Syria’s chemical weapons programmes, but differences emerged at the outset of the expected two-day negotiations. Kerry reiterated the US position that military force might be needed against Syria if diplomacy over President Bashar Al […]

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