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Myanmar: Desperate and lonely Rohingya kids flee by boat

Myanmar: Desperate and lonely Rohingya kids flee by boat

Apr 27, – The two children stood on the beach, at the end of the only world they knew, torn between land and sea. In the smoke and chaos, the siblings became separated from their family. Despite pleas from the United Nations, which considers the Rohingya to be among the most persecuted groups on earth, […]

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Top diplomats push for Ukraine solution in Paris talks

Top diplomats push for Ukraine solution in Paris talks

Mar 30, – The White House says Obama told Putin that Russia must pull back troops from the Ukrainian border and not move deeper into Ukraine. The Kremlin says Putin is suggesting “possible steps the global community can take to help stabilize the situation.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei […]

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Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

Mar 24, – A court in Egypt on Monday sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police, convicting them after only two sessions in one of the largest mass trials in the country in decades. The verdicts are subject to appeal and would […]

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Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

Mar 20, – Gunfire rattled through the streets and smoke billowed into the sky while Afghan troops fought Taliban militants on Thursday after an audacious assault against a police station that killed 10 officers and a university student in one of Afghanistan’s largest cities. All seven attackers are killed, but they made their point. Government […]

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Egypt: Two army officers, teenager killed in Cairo shootout

Egypt: Two army officers, teenager killed in Cairo shootout

Mar 20, – Ten people were killed in violence across Egypt on Wednesday, months ahead of a presidential vote meant to put Egypt back on a democratic path after last July’s army takeover. In Qalubiya province, north of Cairo, two soldiers were killed in a shootout with Islamist militants, the Interior Ministry said, adding that […]

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Eid al-Adha Islamic holiday begins, bomb kills Afghan governor

Eid al-Adha Islamic holiday begins, bomb kills Afghan governor

Oct 15, – A bomb has killed an Afghan provincial governor. The explosion happened as he made a speech at a mosque after Eid al-Adha prayers in the Logar province, close to the capital, Kabul, officials said. Afghan officials say a bomb inside in the main mosque of Puli Alam, the capital of the eastern […]

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UAE embassy attacked in Libya capital Tripoli

UAE embassy attacked in Libya capital Tripoli

July 25, Tripoli: The UAE embassy in Tripoli, Libya was subjected to a terrorist act on Thursday morning, announced Faris Mohammad Al Mazrouie, Assistant Foreign Minister for Security and Military Affairs. The embassy was attacked by an RPG rocket at 5.00am. Al Mazrouie said the embassy’s diplomatic mission and personnel were unharmed. The embassy is […]

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Japan joins EU in WTO complaint over Russia’s car levy

Japan joins EU in WTO complaint over Russia’s car levy

July 25, – Japan has filed a trade complaint against new WTO member Russia over a fee the latter levies on car imports. Critics allege the tax is illegal, as the fee meant to cover recycling costs did not have to be paid by all. Two weeks after the European Union took similar action, Japan […]

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Man Vs Shark- Man Wrestles 7-Foot Shark to Nantucket Beach

Man Vs Shark- Man Wrestles 7-Foot Shark to Nantucket Beach

July 18, -24-year-old Sudal said he has caught-and-released a hundred sharks over the past eight months, the majority of them in Florida. “They have a lot more sharks down there than in Nantucket,” he said. Sudal spent 45 minutes writhing in the Nantucket surf with a seven-foot (two-meter) sandbar shark. Eventually, he got the animal […]

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Myanmar monk lashes out at Human Rights Observers magazine

Myanmar monk lashes out at Human Rights Observers magazine

June 22, AP – YANGON, Myanmar: A monk accused of inciting violence against Myanmar’s minority Muslim community is lashing back at Human Rights Observers Magazine and Time magazine after seeing his image, https://www.hromedia.com/wp-content/plugins/page-flip-image-gallery/popup.php?book_id=2/ splashed across the cover with the words “Genocidal Buddhist Racism”,  “Face of Buddhist Terror.” Wirathu told the daily newspaper, The Messenger, on […]

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