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Thousands flee Jihadist clashes in Syria’s east

Thousands flee Jihadist clashes in Syria’s east

May 10, – The clashes between the two groups in the oil-rich province began at the end of April and come after a wider backlash against ISIS that started in January. Fierce clashes between rival jihadist groups have forced more than 100,000 civilians to flee the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, Agence France-Presse reported […]

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Indian Bride shot dead on her wedding stage by ‘pining’ Cousin

Indian Bride shot dead on her wedding stage by ‘pining’ Cousin

May 09, – The incident took place at a marriage garden in Lalghati area of Bhopal city. Anurag Singh, shot dead his own cousin, on her wedding stage in full public view, who accused her of “cheating him.” Around 11:15 pm on Thursday, when the bride, Jaishri Namdeo, was standing with her groom on a […]

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Landslide in north Afghanistan kills at least 350, thousands missing

Landslide in north Afghanistan kills at least 350, thousands missing

May 02, – At least 350 people were killed and several hundred more are missing and feared dead after a village was buried by a huge landslip in a remote region of Afghanistan, officials said Friday. One-third of the 1,000 homes in the village were completely covered by mud several feet deep, local police told […]

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Ukraine president says ‘many’ pro-Russians killed, wounded in crackdown

Ukraine president says ‘many’ pro-Russians killed, wounded in crackdown

May 02, – “Many” pro-Russian fighters have been killed as Ukraine launched its first major offensive against rebel forces that have seized official buildings across the country’s east. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and seven wounded in clashes that saw two Ukrainian helicopters shot down. But he said many insurgents had […]

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Moscow holds first Red Square May Day parade since Soviet era

Moscow holds first Red Square May Day parade since Soviet era

May 01, – About 100,000 people have marched through Red Square to celebrate May Day, the first time the annual parade has been held on the vast cobblestoned square outside the Kremlin since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. In keeping with Soviet-era traditions, Thursday’s parade was organized by trade unions and honored […]

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Iraq’s al-Maliki hails high election turnout, says vote ‘slap in face of terrorism’

Iraq’s al-Maliki hails high election turnout, says vote ‘slap in face of terrorism’

May 01, – Iraq’s prime minister hailed a high turnout in nationwide elections as a “slap in the face of terrorism” Thursday, but his upbeat comments were tempered by a U.N. announcement that last month’s death toll was the highest so far this year amid a sharp spike in sectarian bloodshed. Nouri al-Maliki, who has […]

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Nine killed as Assad’s forces bombard school in rebel-held Syrian city

Nine killed as Assad’s forces bombard school in rebel-held Syrian city

Apr 30, – A government airstrike hit a school Wednesday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least nine people, including three children, activists reported. The airstrike hit the Ein Jalout school in an eastern neighborhood of Aleppo, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the local Aleppo Media Center. Both […]

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EU says Egypt mass death sentences breach of intl’ human rights law

EU says Egypt mass death sentences breach of intl’ human rights law

Apr 30, – The European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Tuesday Egypt’s sentencing of 683 people to death breached international law and urged Cairo authorities to ensure defendants’ rights to a fair and timely trial. An Egyptian court sentenced the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters to death on Monday, intensifying […]

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Ukraine: Despite sanctions pro-Russians seize second provincial capital, clash with police

Ukraine: Despite sanctions pro-Russians seize second provincial capital, clash with police

Apr 29, – Hundreds of pro-Moscow separatists stormed government buildings in one of Ukraine’s provincial capitals on Tuesday and fired on police holed up in a regional headquarters, a major escalation of their revolt despite new Western sanctions on Russia. New U.S. and EU sanctions packages, announced with fanfare, were seen as so mild that […]

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German neo-Nazis hold concerts, celebrate Hitler’s 125th birthday in France

German neo-Nazis hold concerts, celebrate Hitler’s 125th birthday in France

Apr 29, – German neo-Nazis, hamstrung by tough laws back home, are increasingly organising bashes across the French border, including a recent commemoration of Adolf Hitler’s 125th birth anniversary. Facing intense media scrutiny in Germany and a slew of tough legislation, many neo-Nazis have turned to surrounding countries to stage concerts and other events, including […]

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