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Pakistan’s Prime Minister: Musharraf to face treason trial under Article 6

Pakistan’s Prime Minister: Musharraf to face treason trial under Article 6

June 24, ISLAMABAD (AP) — Sharif said the government agrees with the Supreme Court’s decision that Musharraf committed treason under Article 6 of the constitution when he declared a state of emergency in 2007 and suspended the constitution. Pakistan’s prime minister said Monday that the government plans to put the military ruler who ousted him […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
Bombs hit Syrian capital Damascus, Aleppo kill 20 soldiers

Bombs hit Syrian capital Damascus, Aleppo kill 20 soldiers

June 24, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — In northern Syria, a car bomb killed 12 soldiers in Aleppo, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists in Syria for information. It had no other details, and the government did not comment. Suicide bombers targeted security compounds in Damascus […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
Injuries from Sea Waves More Common Than Thought

Injuries from Sea Waves More Common Than Thought

June 23, AP – To keep safe, it’s important to swim at beaches with lifeguards, ask them about surf conditions and never turn your back to the waves, one study author suggested. A study out of Delaware suggests that injuries to beachgoers caused by ocean waves are more common and severe than previously suspected, and […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
Rivers receding in Calgary, 3 dead in floods

Rivers receding in Calgary, 3 dead in floods

June 23, CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The flooding forced authorities to evacuate Calgary’s entire downtown and hit some of the city’s iconic structures hard. The Saddledome, home to the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames, was flooded up to the 10th row, leaving the dressing rooms submerged. Water levels dropped, providing a measure of relief to […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
Gunmen wearing police uniform kill nine tourists in Pakistan

Gunmen wearing police uniform kill nine tourists in Pakistan

June 23, AP – Five Ukrainians, three Chinese a Russian and their guide were killed in the attack in a remote resort area near the base camp for the snow-covered Nanga Parbat mountain, a popular destination for adventurous trekkers, officials said. Gunmen stormed a hotel in a remote part of northern Pakistan on Sunday and […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
‘Taksim is everywhere’ Turkish Germans protest in Cologne against Erdogan

‘Taksim is everywhere’ Turkish Germans protest in Cologne against Erdogan

June 23, AP – At least 30,000 people participated in the Cologne demonstration against the Turkish government on Saturday. The organizers, the Alevi Community in Germany organization, estimated the turnout at roughly 80,000 people. Tens of thousands of Turkish people living in Germany have taken to the streets of Cologne, protesting against Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
Take Safety precautions Before Letting Kids in the Pool

Take Safety precautions Before Letting Kids in the Pool

June 22, – Never leave children alone in or near a pool and be sure that they are always supervised by an adult who can swim, said Dr. Natalie Lane, medical director of the emergency department at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Pools can provide lots of fun and exercise for children, but a fun day […]

June 22, 2013 | By More
Amari crowned Miss Algeria, pageant held for first time in 10 years

Amari crowned Miss Algeria, pageant held for first time in 10 years

June 23, AP – The revamped beauty show demonstrates that “the Algerian woman has evolved, Algeria has evolved”, said Hamdad. After an absence of 10 years, the Miss Algeria beauty contest was held on Friday in the western city of Oran, with 19-year-old science student Rym Amari taking the pageant honours. The competition was suspended […]

June 22, 2013 | By More
Friends of Syria agree to provide military hardware to opposition

Friends of Syria agree to provide military hardware to opposition

June 22, AP – Ministers from the eleven main countries which form the Friends of Syria group agreed “to provide urgently all the necessary materiel and equipment to the opposition on the ground.” They also condemned “the intervention of Hezbollah militias and fighters from Iran and Iraq,” calling on them to withdraw immediately. Western and […]

June 22, 2013 | By More
NATO soldier, 2 Afghan policemen die in Taliban attacks

NATO soldier, 2 Afghan policemen die in Taliban attacks

June 22, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO said a coalition service member also died in a militant attack in the south on Saturday, but did not provide further details. The violence follows NATO’s formal handover of security in the entirety of Afghanistan to Kabul’s forces — a transition that comes at a time with violence […]

June 22, 2013 | By More