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Oklahoma man beheads female colleague, stabs 2nd woman at workplace

Oklahoma man beheads female colleague, stabs 2nd woman at workplace

Sep 26, – A man in Oklahoma has beheaded one woman and wounded another after being fired from his job, police have said. Alton Nolen, 30, attacked the two women at Vaughn Foods distribution plant in Moore, Oklahoma on Thursday afternoon. A manager who is also a reserve police officer stopped the attack by shooting […]

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gazans dig deep after ceasefire as water crisis worsens

Gazans dig deep after ceasefire as water crisis worsens

Sep o6, – After two weeks with no water following Israel’s 50-day offensive, Abu Osama took matters into his own hands, and like hundreds of others, sank a well beside his Gaza home. After nearly two months of Israeli bombardment, power cuts and water shortages, he seized upon the ceasefire to get down to work. […]

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Russian aid convoy poised to enter Ukraine as fighting rages

Russian aid convoy poised to enter Ukraine as fighting rages

Aug 21, – Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross. Trucks loaded with water, generators and sleeping bags for desperate civilians in the […]

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3 hurt, 1 seriously, in Spain’s Pamplona bull-run

3 hurt, 1 seriously, in Spain’s Pamplona bull-run

July 09, – Three people were injured, one seriously, as thousands of daredevils raced alongside six fighting bulls in the second running of the bulls at Spain’s world-famous San Fermin festival Tuesday. An American who co-wrote a book called “How to Survive the Running of the Bulls” was badly gored on Wednesday in the morning […]

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Syrian regime air raid kills 8 members of one family

Syrian regime air raid kills 8 members of one family

July 06, – Eight members of a single family were killed on Saturday when Syrian aircraft dropped explosive-packed barrel bombs on a town in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a man, his wife and their six children were killed in the raid on the […]

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US job growth surges, unemployment rate falls to 6.1 per cent

US job growth surges, unemployment rate falls to 6.1 per cent

July 03, – U.S. employment growth jumped in June and the jobless rate closed in on a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy was moving forward at a brisk clip after a surprisingly big slump at the start of the year. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 288,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to […]

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U.N. says situation for Iraqi children ‘extremely volatile’

U.N. says situation for Iraqi children ‘extremely volatile’

July 01, – The Sunni militant onslaught in Iraq has created “an extremely volatile and dangerous situation for children,” a top UN official warned Tuesday. There were “disturbing reports” of the recruitment of child soldiers and other “grave violations” against minors in the conflict, said Leila Zerrougui, the UN special representative for children and armed […]

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11-year-old U.S. open qualifier has no designs on winning; this girl just wants to have fun

11-year-old U.S. open qualifier has no designs on winning; this girl just wants to have fun

June 18, – With pigtails and plenty of giggles, Lucy Li just wants to have fun like any 11-year-old girl. Except that she’s playing the biggest event in women’s golf. Li, a sixth-grader from the Bay Area who doesn’t appear to be the least bit overwhelmed by the attention around her, became the youngest qualifier […]

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Despite deaths thousands return willingly to Iraqi city held by ISIS terrorists

Despite deaths thousands return willingly to Iraqi city held by ISIS terrorists

June 15, – Days after Iraq’s second-largest city fell to al-Qaida-inspired fighters, some Iraqis are already returning to Mosul, lured back by insurgents offering cheap gas and food, restoring power and water and removing traffic barricades. Many people appear excited to return, taking sectarian pride in the extremist Sunni group, the Islamic State of Iraq […]

June 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
No survivors, all 49 aboard dead in pro-Russian rebel attack on Ukraine military plane

No survivors, all 49 aboard dead in pro-Russian rebel attack on Ukraine military plane

June 14, – Pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane Saturday, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard in a bloody escalation of the conflict in the country’s restive east. It was a bitter setback for the Ukrainian forces — the deadliest single incident yet in their battle against an armed insurgency that […]

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