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Hopes fade for 150 miners still trapped after Turkish mine fire kills at least 282

Hopes fade for 150 miners still trapped after Turkish mine fire kills at least 282

May 15, – Hopes faded of finding more survivors in a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday, where 282 workers were confirmed killed and around 150 still feared to be trapped in what is likely to prove the nation’s worst ever industrial disaster. A Turkish minister says rescue teams working hard to find victims […]

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Syrian opposition accuses Assad of chlorine gas attack in Hama

Syrian opposition accuses Assad of chlorine gas attack in Hama

Apr 23, – Witnesses near Damascus and in a central rebel-held village told dozens of cases of choking, fainting and other afflictions from inhaling fumes that some said were yellowish and smelled like chlorine cleanser. Some of those interviewed said they believe the gas was responsible for at least two deaths. Two women and a […]

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Palestinian authority ‘strongly condemns’ Israeli sanctions as piracy

Palestinian authority ‘strongly condemns’ Israeli sanctions as piracy

Apr 12, – The Palestinian negotiator in Mideast peace talks is calling Israel’s decision to stop tax money transfers “piracy.” Saeb Erekat said Friday that “the Israeli decision to withhold these funds is piracy. … It cannot be maintained.” He also said talks persist, though “gaps remain big.” Erekat spoke a day after an Israeli […]

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India: Ex-Delhi chief minister Kejriwal’s Wagon R damaged in attack

India: Ex-Delhi chief minister Kejriwal’s Wagon R damaged in attack

Apr 01, – Unidentified men allegedly damaged Arvind Kejriwal’s car being used by his Rohtak party candidate for campaigning in the constituency in Haryana on Tuesday. The blue WagonR car, was attacked when it was being driven by a party member and a leader from Rohtak, party sources claimed. The car is being used by […]

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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 new premier says will fight ‘terrorism’, revive tourism sector

Egypt new premier says will fight ‘terrorism’, revive tourism sector

Feb 26, Cairo – Egypt’s military-installed authorities named a former member of ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak’s ruling party as prime minister Tuesday ahead of a presidential election expected to bring the army chief to power. Ibrahim Mahlab, a former state-sector construction boss, vowed to fight “terrorism” and bring back tourists as he began work on […]

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Fear looms in Indian villages as man-eating tiger prowls

Fear looms in Indian villages as man-eating tiger prowls

Feb 16, Maniwala, India – Over seven weeks she has traveled, almost completely unseen, for more than 120 miles (190 kilometers). She has crossed villages, small towns and at least one highway. A killer is stalking the villages of north India. She has killed at least nine people, all of them poor villagers living on […]

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Syrian troops bombard a rebel-held town near Lebanon border

Syrian troops bombard a rebel-held town near Lebanon border

Feb 16, Beirut – Syrian troops pressed an offensive near Lebanon on Saturday, heavily bombarding a rebel-held town and forcing many residents to flee to safety across the border, activists said. The violence came as an activist group said the death toll in the three-year Syrian conflict has reached 140,000. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for […]

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Bond: ‘shaken, not stirred’ due to alcohol-induced tremor?

Bond: ‘shaken, not stirred’ due to alcohol-induced tremor?

Dec 14, – Fictional British spy James Bond is well known for requesting his martinis to be “shaken, not stirred.” But new research published in the BMJ suggests that his excessive alcohol consumption means he would have had no choice but to have his martinis shaken, as he may have developed an alcohol-induced tremor. To […]

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Asia Europe Meeting ASEM talks overshadowed by Philippines typhoon

Asia Europe Meeting ASEM talks overshadowed by Philippines typhoon

Nov 11, – More than 30 foreign ministers from Europe and Asia have met in New Delhi for latest ASEM meeting. The conference, which is slated to cover growth and development, has been overshadowed by the deadly Philippines typhoon. The two-day ASEM (Asia Europe Meeting) talks opened on Monday under the theme “Bridge to Partnership […]

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