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Madrid’s Olympic hopes dashed a 3rd straight time

Madrid’s Olympic hopes dashed a 3rd straight time

Sep 08, MADRID — Tens of thousands of Spaniards were devastated after Madrid lost its bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Saturday amid fears about the country’s economy and unemployment rate. It was the third straight time the capital failed in attempts to win the Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos […]

September 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Police: 15 die after blasts hit Somalia restaurant

Police: 15 die after blasts hit Somalia restaurant

Sep 07, MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali militants attacked a restaurant near Mogadishu’s seat of government for the second time in less than a year on Saturday, detonating two large blasts that killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly two dozen, an official said. The force of the blasts appeared to tear much of the […]

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges political solution in Syria at G-20 summit

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges political solution in Syria at G-20 summit

Sep 06, – UN chief Ban Ki-moon has told world leaders at the G-20 summit that there is “no military solution” to Syria. Meanwhile, a US ambassador to the UN accused Russia of holding the Security Council “hostage” over the crisis. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed world leaders on Thursday during a closed-door dinner at […]

September 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Parents’ shouting could be damaging for kids

Parents’ shouting could be damaging for kids

Sep 05, – Middle-class parents with a habit of shouting at their teenage children could be actually increasing their kids’ risk of depression and troubled behaviour, says a US study. Published in the journal Child Development, the study stated even if parents enjoyed a close relationship with their son and daughter, harsh verbal discipline was […]

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Syria conflict likely to overshadow G-20 summit in Russia

Syria conflict likely to overshadow G-20 summit in Russia

Sep 05.- The G-20 summit has begun in St. Petersburg. While the official agenda has outlined global economic issues, disputes over an impending US-led military intervention in Syria are likely to dominate the two-day event. Despite the controversy surrounding the Syria issue, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the opening plenary session of the summit on […]

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Obama urges world support for strike on Syria

Obama urges world support for strike on Syria

Sep 05, – US President Barack Obama urged world support for punitive strikes against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, as Damascus vowed retaliation and resistance even if it means World War III. Amid the pounding of war drums, the UN refugee agency and the four neighbouring states which have taken in hundreds […]

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US Senate panel passes vote authorizing military intervention in Syria

US Senate panel passes vote authorizing military intervention in Syria

Sep 04, – A US Senate panel has authorized the use of military force in Syria by a vote of 10-7, with one senator voting present. The move paves the way for a full Senate vote next week. The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of President Barack Obama’s plan to launch military […]

September 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
New Mali president Keita sworn into office

New Mali president Keita sworn into office

Sep 04, BAMAKO, Mali — Mali’s new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita took the oath of office Wednesday, promising to help unify the country after a rebellion, a coup and an Islamic insurgency plunged what was one of West Africa’s most stable democracies into near ruin. Keita emerged as the overwhelming victor of the first election […]

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Germany moves up in WEF list of most competitive economies

Germany moves up in WEF list of most competitive economies

Sep 04, – Germany took fourth position in the WEF’s annual ranking of the world’s most competitive economies, just ahead of the US. The World Economic Forum has said Germany has been able to stay within the group of the world’s most competitive economies. It noted the country’s advanced infrastructure, but pointed to an inflexible […]

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Delhi gang rape: juvenile found guilty of rape and murder

Delhi gang rape: juvenile found guilty of rape and murder

Aug 31, – A teenager has been found guilty of taking part in the fatal gang rape of a woman on a Delhi bus last year, his lawyer says. He has been convicted on charges of rape and murder over the crime, committed when he was aged 17. The teenager, who cannot be named, faces […]

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