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John Kerry: Sarin gas used in chemical attack in Syria

John Kerry: Sarin gas used in chemical attack in Syria

Sep 01, – The US has said it has evidence that Syria used sarin gas in last month’s attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Secretary of State John Kerry told US media outlets the “case is building” for military intervention. Hair and blood samples provided to the United States from the scene of the […]

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Budget-hit Spanish town charges for tomato festival

Budget-hit Spanish town charges for tomato festival

Aug 28, – Facing a squished budget, the town hosting Spain’s annual tomato-throwing festival, La Tomatina, on Wednesday is charging a fee for the first time. Some 20,000 people from across the world — mostly Australians, Japanese and Britons — will pack the eastern town of Bunol, many wearing goggles to protect their eyes from […]

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Netanyahu warns Israel will respond ‘fiercely’ to any attempt of a Syrian attack

Netanyahu warns Israel will respond ‘fiercely’ to any attempt of a Syrian attack

Aug 27, – JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister says his country would respond “with force” if Syria does anything to harm his nation. The United States is considering military action against Bashar Assad’s regime after it allegedly deployed chemical weapons against its citizens. Israeli officials are concerned that Syria might attack Israel in retaliation for […]

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UN team returns after visiting site of chemical attack

UN team returns after visiting site of chemical attack

Aug 26, – UN chemical weapons inspectors have returned to the Syrian capital of Damascus after carrying out testing at the location of an alleged poison gas attack. They had come under fire en route to the site on Monday. The inspectors set out a day after receiving permission from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government […]

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Cameron and Obama threaten ‘serious response’ on Syria after chemical attack leaves 355 dead

Cameron and Obama threaten ‘serious response’ on Syria after chemical attack leaves 355 dead

Aug 25, – The US president has met with security advisers to review options after the deadly chemical attack in Syria. A fourth US warship armed with ballistic missiles has been reportedly sent into the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The UK and the US have threatened a “serious response” if it emerges Syria used chemical weapons […]

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Activists scuffle with Swedish police over mining

Activists scuffle with Swedish police over mining

Aug 21, JOKKMOKK, Sweden — Police have removed some 50 screaming and singing activists who were blocking a road in northern Sweden to protest a British company’s plans to build an iron ore mine. Beowulf Mining aims to start test-blasting for a potential mine in the dense woods where Sweden’s indigenous Sami population herd their […]

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Briton, Irishwoman heading to jail to await trial

Briton, Irishwoman heading to jail to await trial

Aug 21, LIMA, Peru — Prosecutors formally levied drug-trafficking charges on Tuesday against two young women from Scotland and Ireland who were arrested this month trying to depart Peru with 24 pounds of cocaine in their luggage. The prosecutor’s office in Callao, the city abutting Lima where its airport is located, also said in a […]

August 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
India food plan to ‘make poor self-dependent’

India food plan to ‘make poor self-dependent’

Aug 20, New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi, chief of India’s ruling Congress party, yesterday rolled out the ambitious food security scheme. The scheme which promises to provide wheat, rice and coarse grain at a highly subsidised rate to nearly 67 per cent of India’s 1.2 billion population was launched on the 69th birth anniversary of Sonia’s […]

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UN says thousands of Syrians fleeing to Iraq

UN says thousands of Syrians fleeing to Iraq

Aug 19, BAGHDAD — In a mass exodus, around 30,000 Syrians have fled their homeland’s bloody civil war over the past five days and streamed across the border into neighboring Iraq’s northern self-ruled Kurdish region, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday. The huge influx of people, many of whom are Syrian Kurds escaping escalating violence […]

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Observers: Speeding train kills pilgrims in India

Observers: Speeding train kills pilgrims in India

Aug 19, Patna: An Indian express train ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims in the country’s east on Monday, killing 35 and triggering a riot as angry crowds went on the rampage, officials said. The pilgrims were crossing the tracks at a station in the state of Bihar when the interstate passenger train ran […]

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