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Swim to Kim? American caught swimming to North Korea wanted to meet Kim Jong Un

Swim to Kim? American caught swimming to North Korea wanted to meet Kim Jong Un

Sep 17, – South Korean soldiers detained a US citizen who was apparently trying to swim across the river border into rival North Korea, the South’s defence ministry said Wednesday. “A male American citizen was arrested last night while attempting to swim across the river to North Korea,” a ministry spokesman told AFP, adding that […]

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Double Car bomb attack kills 19 near market in Iraqi capital

Double Car bomb attack kills 19 near market in Iraqi capital

Sep 10, – Twin car bombs hit a police checkpoint near a pet market in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people, Iraqi officials said. Police said the attack began when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a checkpoint manned by traffic police in the southeastern neighborhood of New Baghdad, killing five […]

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Floods, Landslides leave ‘1.5 million people’ homeless in Bosnia

Floods, Landslides leave ‘1.5 million people’ homeless in Bosnia

May 21, – The Balkans’ worst floods for more than 120 years have affected nearly 1.5 million people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian Deputy Minister for Security, Samir Agic, has told the Anadolu Agency. More than a million people said to be homeless after worst flooding across Balkans in more than a century At least 35 people have died […]

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Two killed by deadly mortar fire near Damascus opera

Two killed by deadly mortar fire near Damascus opera

Apr 06, – Mortar shells exploded near the Damascus Opera House on Sunday, killing two, state media said, as rebels intensified their shelling of the Syrian capital to relieve pressure on an opposition neighborhood that government forces have been trying to seize. The opera, officially called the Assad House for Culture and Arts, is located […]

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New draft of Saudi anti-terrorism law worries activists

New draft of Saudi anti-terrorism law worries activists

Feb 02, Dubai – The law states that any act that “undermines” the state or society, including calls for regime change in Saudi Arabia, can be tried as an act of terrorism. It also grants security services broad powers to raid homes and track phone calls and Internet activity. Saudi Arabia put into effect a […]

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More Saudis pursue studies in US

More Saudis pursue studies in US

Nov 29, – Washington: At first glance, the Facebook photo doesn’t look like a USC alumni gathering: No cardinal and gold in sight, not a single Tommy Trojan to be found. But, on closer inspection, it’s apparent that half of the smiling men are flashing the Trojan “victory” sign. “At USC, you quickly develop a […]

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Australian officials warn wildfires could merge into ‘mega fire’

Australian officials warn wildfires could merge into ‘mega fire’

Oct 21, – Wildfires in southeastern Australia could converge into one “mega fire” if weather conditions worsen, authorities have warned. Firefighters are battling to contain the worst bushfires to hit New South Wales in decades. Major fires ravaging the Blue Mountains west of Sydney are threatening to merge to form a massive blaze, the state’s […]

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Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Sep 13, – US and Afghan forces have fought off an attack by Taliban insurgents on the US consulate in the western city of Herat.   Two Afghan police and one security guard were killed in the dawn assault, along with four attackers. The US consulate said its staff were safe. The Taliban said they […]

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Exercise linked to reduced symptoms of depression

Exercise linked to reduced symptoms of depression

Sep 12, – Researchers say they have found evidence to support previous research that suggests exercise may reduce symptoms of depression, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. The updated systemic review, conducted by UK researchers, analyzed the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Review Group’s Controlled Trials Register (CCDANCTR), which includes randomized controlled […]

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Filipino rebels hold hostages as human shields

Filipino rebels hold hostages as human shields

Sep 10, ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — The Philippine government rushed more troops and police to the south of the country Tuesday as a standoff between about 200 Muslim rebels and government forces dragged on for a second day with no solution in sight. The rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the government, are holding […]

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