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Restoring drinking water supplies in the Philippines

Restoring drinking water supplies in the Philippines

Nov 21, – Typhoon Haiyan left many in the Philippines without access to clean water. But it can take months to repair water lines. Portable and temporary treatment facilities are helping purify contaminated water. The gas tank is full, the oil has been checked, and the battery is brand new. But the generator won’t start. […]

November 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
South Korea’s LG to look into smart TVs data monitoring allegations

South Korea’s LG to look into smart TVs data monitoring allegations

Nov 21, – South Korean consumer electronics giant LG has faced criticism over its alleged collection of TV viewers’ data and viewing habits. The company said it took the claims seriously and would investigate the matter. LG Electronics confirmed Thursday it was investigating a claim that some of its Internet-enabled smart TVs sent excessive information […]

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Funerals held in Lebanon for Iran Embassy victims

Funerals held in Lebanon for Iran Embassy victims

Nov 21, BEIRUT — Hezbollah’s deputy leader Naim Kassem said the group will not be dissuaded from supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad in his country’s civil war, describing recurrent attacks on Shiite strongholds in Lebanon as “inevitable pains on the road to victory.” Undeterred by a devastating suicide attack that rocked the Iranian Embassy in […]

November 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kuwait floods: officials slammed over poor infrastructure

Kuwait floods: officials slammed over poor infrastructure

Nov 20, – Manama: The flood of criticism levelled at contractors and officials for the poor infrastructure in some parts of major cities and towns in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait has grown into a raging torrent. Several underpasses were blocked, roads and bridges were damaged and facilities were flooded under the onslaught of the heavy […]

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Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal in war of words over money

Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal in war of words over money

Nov 19, – Ralegan Siddhi/New Delhi: Gandhian Anna Hazare and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, partners until recently, were on Tuesday locked in a war of words over money collected during the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement. As Hazare raised questions about the funds but making it clear that he didn’t doubt Kejriwal’s integrity, the activist-turned-AAP […]

November 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Deadly rainstorm floods Italian island Sardinia

Deadly rainstorm floods Italian island Sardinia

Nov 19, – Torrential rain had flooded large parts of the Italian island of Sardinia, leaving several people dead. Hundreds more have been forced to flee their homes. At least nine people were confirmed dead on Tuesday after a violent rainstorm and subsequent flash floods hit the island of Sardinia, news agency Ansa reported. Television […]

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Police launch manhunt after gun attacks in Paris

Police launch manhunt after gun attacks in Paris

Nov 18, – A manhunt has been launched in Paris after a gunman attacked offices of the newspaper Liberation and fired outside the HQ of the bank Societe Generale. A photographer, 27, was critically hurt at Liberation. The gunman later forced a motorist to drive him to the Champs Elysees before allowing him to go. […]

November 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to victims of Auschwitz death camp

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to victims of Auschwitz death camp

Nov 18, OSWIECIM, Poland — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday visited the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz to pay tribute to Holocaust victims. Ban walked through the infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Makes You Free) gate to see exhibitions that document the inhuman conditions that the inmates suffered there. Housed in red brick […]

November 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Over 2000 trucks block French highways in protest

Over 2000 trucks block French highways in protest

Nov 16, PARIS — Between 2,000 and 4,000 freight trucks closed off major French highways and slowed traffic to a crawl on nine roadways to protest a proposed environmental tax on heavy loads. France’s Socialist government in late October suspended the tax, which initially was the focus of sometimes violent demonstrations in the region of […]

November 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spain prosecutor defends jail time for pianist

Spain prosecutor defends jail time for pianist

Nov 16, GIRONA, Spain — A prosecutor has defended her demand for jail time for a 27-year-old concert pianist and the musician’s parents who were sued by a neighbor for allegedly causing years of noise pollution. During Friday’s summation, prosecutor Emma Ruiz said professional pianist Laia Martin should serve 16 months for noise pollution and […]

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