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8-year-old Yemeni girl dies from internal injuries on wedding night

8-year-old Yemeni girl dies from internal injuries on wedding night

Sep 09, – Manama: Kuwaitis have called for stringent action against a family in Yemen after their eight-year-old daughter died of internal injuries on the first night of her arranged marriage to a man more than five times her age. Rawan died in city of Hardh in the Governorate of Hajjah in northwestern Yemen, Kuwaiti […]

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Weinstein Co Closes Deal on ‘Can a Song Save Your Life’?

The Weinstein Co Closes Deal on ‘Can a Song Save Your Life’?

Sep 08, TORONTO — The Weinstein Co. has closed in on a deal to acquire U.S. distribution rights to John Carney’s Can a Song Save Your Life? The film, which stars Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, debuted Saturday evening at the Toronto Film Festival to strong response from potential buyers, sparking a frenzied rush of […]

September 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
John Kerry: Syrian Gas Attack Crossed ‘Global Red Line’

John Kerry: Syrian Gas Attack Crossed ‘Global Red Line’

Sep 08, – US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that the Syrian president’s alleged use of chemical weapons crossed a “global red line”.  Mr Kerry, speaking in Paris, is in Europe to muster support for action against President Bashar al-Assad. “Assad’s deplorable use of chemical weapons […]

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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 […]

September 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Australian voters head to polls to elect ruling government

Australian voters head to polls to elect ruling government

Sep 07, – Australians are voting in a general election, with opposition leader Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition aiming to bring to an end six years of Labor government. Opinion polls suggest Kevin Rudd, who returned as prime minister three months ago, is trailing his opponent. The rivals are split on how to tackle Australia’s budget […]

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Venice: Ostermann reveals wolf children plight

Venice: Ostermann reveals wolf children plight

Sep 05, VENICE, Italy — A piece of family history led German director Rick Ostermann to revisit some long-forgotten victims of the chaos immediately following World War II: German children, who lost their parents, struggling to survive in formerly German lands then occupied by Russia. Ostermann says the stories of the so-called wolf children are […]

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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
Nato head ‘personally convinced’ Assad used chemical weapons

Nato head ‘personally convinced’ Assad used chemical weapons

Sep 02, – Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday he is “personally convinced” that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad used chemical weapons near Damascus last month. “Personally, I am not only convinced that a chemical attack has taken place … I am also convinced that the Syrian regime is responsible,” Rasmussen said when […]

September 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syria minister: US strike ‘would benefit al-Qaeda’

Syria minister: US strike ‘would benefit al-Qaeda’

Sep 02, – Any US military action against Syria would amount to “support for al-Qaeda and its affiliates,” Damascus has said. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad also told the BBC that armed groups backed by America had used chemical weapons – not Syrian troops. The US earlier said it had evidence that Damascus had […]

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Afghans find dumped bodies of 7 abducted soldiers

Afghans find dumped bodies of 7 abducted soldiers

Sep 01, KABUL, Afghanistan — The badly beaten, bullet-riddled bodies of seven Afghan soldiers were found dumped in an eastern province Sunday, apparent victims of insurgents, authorities said. The discovery comes as the Taliban have stepped up their attacks in Afghanistan and U.S.-led foreign forces are reducing their presence in the country. The handover of […]

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