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Bombing at northeast Nigeria football match kills at least 40

Bombing at northeast Nigeria football match kills at least 40

June 02, – The bombing, in the town of Mubi, in Adamawa state, is believed to have targeted fans walking across the field and heading home after watching a match. A bombing at a football pitch in Nigeria’s restive northeast killed at least 40 people on Sunday in an area previously attacked by Boko Haram […]

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Syrian troops hit in Aleppo tunnel bombing

Syrian troops hit in Aleppo tunnel bombing

June 01, – At least 40 Syrian soldiers were killed on Saturday when rebels detonated explosives packed beneath an army base in Aleppo, activists and rebels said. The Islamic Front, an umbrella rebel organization, claimed responsibility for the bombing, though the claim could not be immediately verified. A video posted on the internet showed a […]

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India: 3 detained suspects confess to slaying 2 teenage girls after gang-rape

India: 3 detained suspects confess to slaying 2 teenage girls after gang-rape

June 01, – Three detained suspects have confessed to the gang rape and slaying of two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in northern India last week, police said Sunday. The search for two additional suspects continued Sunday for a fourth day, police officer Atul Saxena said. India has a long history […]

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Malaysia HORROR: 15-year-old girl allegedly gang raped by 38 men

Malaysia HORROR: 15-year-old girl allegedly gang raped by 38 men

May 30, – Malaysian police have detained 13 men and are looking for other suspects following allegations that a 15-year-old girl was raped by 38 men in the country’s northern region, Reuters news agency says quoting local media. Astro Awani television and The Star daily reported that the assault took place in the northern state […]

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Air raids on Syria’s Aleppo kill over 40 in 24 hours

Air raids on Syria’s Aleppo kill over 40 in 24 hours

May 29, – The death toll from Syrian air raids on rebel-held areas in the city of Aleppo has topped 40 over a 24-hour period, an anti-regime activist group said Wednesday. Barrel bombs killed 22 people Tuesday in the eastern districts of Hay Qataneh, Tariq al-Bab, Bustan al-Qasr, Bani Zeid, Mghayer and Lairamoun, the Syrian […]

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Up to 200,000 kids may die in Somalia as aid runs dry, UNICEF claims

Up to 200,000 kids may die in Somalia as aid runs dry, UNICEF claims

May 27, – The United Nation’s children’s agency said Tuesday that 200,000 children may die of starvation this year in war-ravaged Somalia if it does not raise enough funds to provide vital aid. “If funding is not received immediately, UNICEF will have to suspend essential life-saving health services within one month,” spokesman Christophe Boulierac said. […]

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Israeli troops shot dead 2 Palestinian teens in Nakba clash

Israeli troops shot dead 2 Palestinian teens in Nakba clash

May 15, – Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teens in a West Bank clash that erupted Thursday after Palestinians marked their uprooting during the Mideast war over Israel’s 1948 creation, a doctor said. Three Palestinians were wounded, one seriously, when Israeli troops fired to disperse stone throwers near an Israeli military checkpoint in the […]

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Anger erupts across Turkey as 245 miners confirmed dead in coal mine fire

Anger erupts across Turkey as 245 miners confirmed dead in coal mine fire

May 14, – Anger and grief boiled over into a violent protest Wednesday in the western Turkish town of Soma, where officials said at least 245 miners died in a coal mine explosion and fire. Nearly 450 other miners were rescued, the mining company said, but the fate of an unknown number of others remained […]

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Grief and shock as death toll in Turkish mine blast rises above 200, many still trapped

Grief and shock as death toll in Turkish mine blast rises above 200, many still trapped

May 14, – Rescuers desperately raced against time to reach more than 200 miners trapped underground Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey killed at least 201 workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people were inside […]

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Millions vote on final day of Indian national elections, people’s verdict out on May 16

Millions vote on final day of Indian national elections, people’s verdict out on May 16

May 12, – Millions of Indian voters wrapped up the country’s mammoth national election Monday, braving the searing sun on the final day of polling in which a Hindu nationalist opposition candidate is seen as the front-runner for prime minister. With 814 million eligible voters, India has been voting in phases over six weeks, with […]

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