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UN Security Council condemns deadly South Sudan attack

UN Security Council condemns deadly South Sudan attack

Dec 20, – China, whose National Petroleum Company is a key investor in the world’s newest nation, said Friday it planned to evacuate 32 of its workers via the capital Juba amid reports of more fatal ethnic clashes at outlying locations. Germany’s foreign ministry said a Bundeswehr transport aircraft had airlifted 55 people, including French, […]

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Islamist rebels kill 15 Alawite and Druze civilians in Syria

Islamist rebels kill 15 Alawite and Druze civilians in Syria

Dec 14, Beirut – Islamist rebels killed at least 15 civilians from the minority Alawite and Druze sects in the central Syrian city of Adra on Wednesday and Thursday, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. One other victim was a pro-government fighter, said the British-based monitoring group, which has a network of sources […]

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European regulators rule on artificial sweetener aspartame ‘is safe’

European regulators rule on artificial sweetener aspartame ‘is safe’

Dec 11, – The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, European food regulators conclude. The European Food Safety Authority brought forward its review, planned for completion by 2020, at the request of the European Commission. Since it came into use in the 1980s, a number of medical studies have questioned […]

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News update: Death toll rises to 8 in Glasgow helicopter crash

News update: Death toll rises to 8 in Glasgow helicopter crash

Nov 30, – Scottish police have said eight people have been killed in the helicopter crash at a Glasgow pub. Officials have said all three aboard the helicopter were killed along with five people found inside the building. The area surrounding the Clutha pub was cordoned off through Saturday, which is St. Andrew’s Day, a […]

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Anger grows over Italy’s Lampedusa shipwreck tragedy

Anger grows over Italy’s Lampedusa shipwreck tragedy

Oct 06, – France has called for an urgent meeting of EU countries following a shipwreck tragedy off the Italian island of Lampedusa, in which hundreds are feared dead. Italy’s coastguard has denied it was too slow to help. On Saturday, French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called for an EU meeting over the deaths of […]

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Miss Philippines crowned Miss World in Indonesia

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World in Indonesia

Sep 28, – Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, where the contest’s final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups. “I promise to be the best Miss World ever,” Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event, as a […]

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Obama to address Iran, Syria in UN speech

Obama to address Iran, Syria in UN speech

Sep 24, NEW YORK — Seeking to build on diplomatic opportunities, President Barack Obama is expected to signal his willingness to engage with the new Iranian government if Tehran makes nuclear concessions long sought by the U.S. and Western allies. Obama, in a planned address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, also […]

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Turkish protests take on a more sectarian air

Turkish protests take on a more sectarian air

Sep 13, ISTANBUL — When demonstrators rocked Turkey in June, their message was clear: an increasingly authoritarian government needed to learn to listen to dissenters and compromise. But a new round of protests set off by the death of a man in a tense border region with Syria appears more complex, sectarian and volatile. The […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

Sep 10, – A quarter of men surveyed in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region have admitted to committing rape. The prevalence of rape varied widely between locations, according to a UN report. In the first regional study of its scale, “Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?,” […]

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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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