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Thailand: Police arrest anti-coup protesters at flashmob rally in Bangkok

Thailand: Police arrest anti-coup protesters at flashmob rally in Bangkok

June 08, – Thai police arrested seven anti-coup protesters after a flashmob rally held Sunday outside a Bangkok shopping centre in defiance of thousands of security forces deployed city-wide to enforce a ban on political gatherings. Small and increasingly creative protests have been held since the military seized power from the civilian government on May […]

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Four killed after blasts targets Afghan presidential candidate convoy

Four killed after blasts targets Afghan presidential candidate convoy

June 06, – Two blasts struck the convoy of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah as it left a campaign event at a wedding hall in the capital Kabul on Friday, killing four civilians but leaving the candidate himself unharmed, the Interior Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said a suicide bomber had struck the convoy […]

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Pakistani woman survives after being shot for marrying for love

Pakistani woman survives after being shot for marrying for love

June 05, – An 18-year-old Pakistani has survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the man she loved, police said, weeks after the “honor killing” of another woman drew worldwide condemnation. Ali Akbar, a local police official, said Saba Maqsood had been attacked and shot by her father, uncle, […]

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At least 35 people killed in bomb attacks across Iraq

At least 35 people killed in bomb attacks across Iraq

June 04, – Up to 35 people were killed and 70 others wounded in separate bomb attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. The deadliest attack occurred at noon in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad when a suicide bomber blew up his explosive vest among a crowd of Shiite worshippers inside Abu […]

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Report: 10 Military generals guilty of arming Boko Haram

Report: 10 Military generals guilty of arming Boko Haram

June 03, – Ten generals and five other senior military officers have been found guilty in courts-martial of providing arms and information to Boko Haram extremists, several Nigerian newspapers said Tuesday, though the military insisted there was no truth in the reports. They follow months of allegations from politicians and soldiers who told The Associated […]

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Sexual violence continues in India, another woman allegedly gang-raped, forced to drink acid

Sexual violence continues in India, another woman allegedly gang-raped, forced to drink acid

June 03, – A woman was raped, forced to drink acid then dragged to her death in yet another sickening assault just days after the murder of two cousins once again put the spotlight on India’s epidemic of sexual violence. Yet even as Westerners and parts of Indian society condemned the ongoing horror, the reality […]

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India: Grief, fear in village where cousins were raped and hanged

India: Grief, fear in village where cousins were raped and hanged

June 02, – The village of Katra Shahadatganj in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is difficult to get to. The roads are in a poor state. There is hardly ever any power here and few homes have toilets. Days ago it was the scene of a brutal rape and murder. In the late […]

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Anjelina Jolie in crackdown on sexual violence in conflict

Anjelina Jolie in crackdown on sexual violence in conflict

June 02, – Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, is working towards stamping out sexual violence in conflict and will be co-chairing a global summit in London next month. The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will also be headed by the British Foreign Secretary William Hague and […]

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Bombing at northeast Nigeria football match kills at least 40

Bombing at northeast Nigeria football match kills at least 40

June 02, – The bombing, in the town of Mubi, in Adamawa state, is believed to have targeted fans walking across the field and heading home after watching a match. A bombing at a football pitch in Nigeria’s restive northeast killed at least 40 people on Sunday in an area previously attacked by Boko Haram […]

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Israel arrests Palestinian demonstrators at Tulkarem barrier protest

Israel arrests Palestinian demonstrators at Tulkarem barrier protest

June 01, – Dozens of Palestinians marched on Saturday toward the separation wall near Tulkarem in what they called the “March of Return.” The demonstrators tried to knock a hole in the wall and join protesters on the other side. However, the Israeli army dispersed the protest with tear gas and detained several protesters.  On […]

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