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Anti government protesters clash with police in Turkey over corruption scandal

Anti government protesters clash with police in Turkey over corruption scandal

Dec 23, – Riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Istanbul on Sunday. Thousands gathered in and around the city’s Kadikov Square, where a protest against government construction plans had been scheduled to take place, to call for the resignation of government ministers implicated in the far-reaching […]

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India: ‘Mango man’ takes a broom to graft-ridden Indian politics

India: ‘Mango man’ takes a broom to graft-ridden Indian politics

Dec 23, New Delhi – Arriving in a small and scruffy blue car, India’s newest political star springs from the front seat, shirt untucked, and walks towards his supporters with the air of a low-key civil servant. Which is just what Arvind Kejriwal was – until 2001, when he left his job as a tax […]

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Saudi women plan new protest against driving ban

Saudi women plan new protest against driving ban

Dec 23, – Riyadh: The campaign against Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving has shifted tactics to increasingly challenge the law ahead of a new nationwide day of defiance on December 28. Women activists are now driving weekly and documenting their confrontations with law enforcement on social media to increase pressure on the conservative country […]

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Syrian government airstrikes on Aleppo kill at least 32

Syrian government airstrikes on Aleppo kill at least 32

Dec 22, Beirut – Syrian aircraft pummeled an opposition neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least 32 people and extending the government’s furious aerial bombardment of the rebel-held half of the divided city to an eighth consecutive day. Since it began on Dec. 15, the government’s unusually heavy air campaign […]

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German protest over Rote Flora center turns violent

German protest over Rote Flora center turns violent

Dec 22, Berlin – Stones and bottles were thrown at police as more than 7,000 people demonstrated in Hamburg on Saturday. Officers responded with baton charges and water cannon, breaking up the protest over the eviction of the left-wing Rote Flora cultural center. “There was a mood of aggression from the outset,” said police spokesman […]

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Nigella Lawson’s ex assistants acquitted of fraud

Nigella Lawson’s ex assistants acquitted of fraud

Dec 21, London – Two former assistants to Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband were acquitted of fraud Friday, ending a trial in which allegations of unauthorized employee spending on luxury goods were overshadowed by titillating glimpses into the celebrity cook’s tumultuous home life. The jury at London’s Isleworth Crown Court rejected prosecution claims that sisters […]

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3 US military aircraft hit in South Sudan, 4 wounded

3 US military aircraft hit in South Sudan, 4 wounded

Dec 21, Nairobi, Kenya – Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country’s military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed […]

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Actor Sanjay Dutt out on parole, second time in three months

Actor Sanjay Dutt out on parole, second time in three months

Dec 21, Pune, Incarcerated Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was released on a month’s parole here to look after his ailing wife Manyata, official sources said Saturday. Dutt, 54, left the Yerawada Central Jail on Saturday and left for Mumbai. He sought parole early this month from the Pune divisional commissioner. Incidentally, the actor’s release on […]

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan booked for insulting religion

Bollywood actor Salman Khan booked for insulting religion

Dec 21, – Hyderabad: Police here Friday booked actor Salman Khan for hurting religious sentiment of Muslims in a TV reality show hosted by him on Colors channel. A case against Khan and producers of the show “Bigg Boss” for insulting a religion was booked under section 295 of the Indian Penal Code at Falaknuma […]

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India: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan named Star of the Millennium

India: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan named Star of the Millennium

Dec 21, – Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Star of the Millennium award at the Big Star Entertainment Awards 2013 . He says he was “embarrassed” when the audience stood for him as he received the award. The 71-year-old received the award for his movie ‘Satyagraha’ at the event held at the Andheri […]

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