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Turkey: ‘Two dead’ in clashes during teen’s funeral

Turkey: ‘Two dead’ in clashes during teen’s funeral

Mar 13, – Two people have died during protests across Turkey following the funeral of a teenager wounded in anti-government clashes last year, local media report. One protester died during clashes in Istanbul’s Kurtulus district. In the east of the country a police officer is said to have died of a heart attack while dealing […]

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Kashmir: Indian soldier shoots dead five colleagues, kills self

Kashmir: Indian soldier shoots dead five colleagues, kills self

Feb 27, Srinagar – A soldier in Indian Kashmir shot dead five of his colleagues in a military camp before turning the gun on himself, on Thursday. “The soldier ran amok, killing five others before shooting himself dead in the camp in Ganderbal district,” lieutenant colonel Narinder Nahar Joshi said. The soldier was part of […]

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Moscow votes in pivotal mayoral race

Moscow votes in pivotal mayoral race

Sep 08, MOSCOW — Moscow is holding its first mayoral election in a decade. Although an incumbent backed by President Vladimir Putin is expected to win Sunday’s election handily, the candidacy of charismatic opposition leader Alexei Navalny is changing Russian politics in ways that could pose a risk for the Kremlin in the months and […]

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Kremlin: Russia and US no closer to Syria agreement

Kremlin: Russia and US no closer to Syria agreement

Sep 06, – Speeches by key leaders at the end of the G20 summit in St Petersburg have laid bare the bitter divisions over possible military action in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin restated his opposition to any strike, saying it would destabilise the region. US President Barack Obama said action was necessary in reaction […]

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Turkish Prime Minister: Israel behind Egypt military coup

Turkish Prime Minister: Israel behind Egypt military coup

Aug 20, ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s prime minister on Tuesday accused Israel of being behind the ouster of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, offering as the only evidence for his claim a statement by a Jewish French intellectual during a meeting with an Israeli official. In the nationally televised speech, Recep Tayyip Erdogan also took […]

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Observers: Speeding train kills pilgrims in India

Observers: Speeding train kills pilgrims in India

Aug 19, Patna: An Indian express train ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims in the country’s east on Monday, killing 35 and triggering a riot as angry crowds went on the rampage, officials said. The pilgrims were crossing the tracks at a station in the state of Bihar when the interstate passenger train ran […]

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2 pilots killed in UPS cargo plane crash near Alabama airport

2 pilots killed in UPS cargo plane crash near Alabama airport

Aug 14, – A large UPS cargo plane crashed in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Alabama, and the shipping giant said two crew members were aboard. There was no immediate information on injuries. The A300 crashed on its approach to the airport before dawn on Wednesday, US Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman […]

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44 people killed by gunmen in Nigeria mosque

44 people killed by gunmen in Nigeria mosque

Aug 12, – At least 44 worshippers have been shot dead at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, officials in Borno state say. The killings took place during dawn prayers on Sunday morning. Although news only emerged on Monday. The attack occurred in the town of Konduga, 35km (22 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri. The […]

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Norway Prime Minister turns taxi driver in election drive

Norway Prime Minister turns taxi driver in election drive

Aug 12, Cameras in Oslo captured an unusual campaign prank: Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg driving a taxi, chatting with passengers ahead of elections. The Norwegian PM dressed up as a cab driver, taking unsuspecting potential voters around the streets of the capital Oslo. Several passengers recognized him despite his taxi driver’s uniform. Stoltenberg said […]

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Oscar winner A R Rahman’s ‘dream’ music college launched in India

Oscar winner A R Rahman’s ‘dream’ music college launched in India

Aug 10, – It was a dream come true for Oscar winner A R Rahman. His fledgling five-year-old K M Music Conservatory moved to a brand new state of the art campus in Chennai on Eid Day. The Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita inaugurated the new campus named K […]

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