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German woman fighter dead in Kurd-IS clashes in Syria

German woman fighter dead in Kurd-IS clashes in Syria

Mar 09, – A young German woman has been killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces against Islamic State group jihadists in northeast Syria, a monitoring group said on Sunday. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdel Rahman said the woman in her 20s was “killed in the past few hours” in a battle since Saturday […]

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Minister among 25 people dead in al-Shabab attack on Somali hotel

Minister among 25 people dead in al-Shabab attack on Somali hotel

Feb 21, – Twenty-five people were killed and 40 wounded in suicide attacks at a hotel in Somalia’s capital on Friday, the Somali government said Saturday. One Islamic extremist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of the Central Hotel, and another went in and blew himself up, a statement from Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid […]

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Hong Kong Police, protesters face off after leader refuses to resign

Hong Kong Police, protesters face off after leader refuses to resign

Oct 03, – Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying told pro-democracy protesters he and his Chinese government backers made clear that they would not back down in the face of the city’s worst unrest in decades. Leung refused to bow to an ultimatum from protesters to resign and repeated police warnings of serious consequences should they […]

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Taliban attack leaves 37 burned-out NATO fuel trucks in Afghanistan

Taliban attack leaves 37 burned-out NATO fuel trucks in Afghanistan

June 19, – Four Taliban militants struck a NATO post in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday, destroying dozens of trucks and sparking a gun battle with polices, Afghan officials said. The attack took place in the parking compound of a NATO base near the Torkham crossing on the Pakistani border, near the […]

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Displaced Rohingya dying from lack of health care in Myanmar

Displaced Rohingya dying from lack of health care in Myanmar

May 02, – There are reports almost daily about deaths, many of them pregnant women experiencing complications that could have been prevented, according to aid workers and Rohingya in the camps. Before Doctors Without Borders was kicked out of Rakhine, pregnant women made up a quarter of the group’s emergency referrals. Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist […]

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Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela’s deadly unrest

Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela’s deadly unrest

Feb 27, Caracas – The capital Caracas, which has seen most of the at least 13 fatalities from this month’s unrest, was quieter on Thursday, though opposition activists planned a rally and demonstrators maintained a few street barricades. Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday on Thursday with some protests still simmering but President Nicolas Maduro’s […]

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Syrian aircraft pound rebel-held town near Damascus, kill four

Syrian aircraft pound rebel-held town near Damascus, kill four

Feb 24, – Activists say that Syrian military aircraft have struck a rebel-held town near Damascus, as government forces intensify efforts to subdue opposition-held communities around the capital. An activist who uses the name Mamoun Abu Saker says three strikes targeted homes in the town of Nashabiyeh on Monday. Abu Saker says at least four […]

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Turkish Airline pilots kidnapped in Lebanon

Turkish Airline pilots kidnapped in Lebanon

Aug 09, BEIRUT – A Turkish Airlines pilot and his colleague were abducted in Lebanon on Friday by armed men who forced them from a bus driving from Beirut airport in the early hours of the morning. The Turkish foreign ministry and the airline said they were in close contact with the Lebanese authorities but […]

August 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Russia ‘disappointed’ Obama calls off Putin talks

Russia ‘disappointed’ Obama calls off Putin talks

Aug 07, – The Kremlin says it is “disappointed” the US cancelled bilateral talks in September, after Russia granted asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign affairs adviser said the move showed the US could not develop ties with Russia on an “equal basis”. A White House aide said Mr Snowden’s […]

August 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Research: your eyes are half a billion years old

Research: your eyes are half a billion years old

Aug 04, – Eyes are amazing and technical organs, precious to each individual. But how did the human eye develop? According to a review of the evidence, it stems back to fish more than 500 million years ago. Professor Trevor Lamb of The Vision Centre and Australian National University conducted a major scientific review of […]

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