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18 killed as deadly tornadoes rip through Arkansas, Oklahoma

18 killed as deadly tornadoes rip through Arkansas, Oklahoma

Apr 28, – The tornado touched down Sunday about 10 miles west of Little Rock at around 7 p.m., then carved an 80-mile path of destruction as it passed through or near several suburbs north of the state capital, including Vilonia. It grew to be a half-mile wide and remained on the ground for much […]

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Violent clashes kill seven in Central African Republic

Violent clashes kill seven in Central African Republic

Apr 28, – Clashes between French peacekeepers deployed in the restive Central African Republic and unidentified gunmen earlier this week have left seven people dead, the UN mission in the country said Saturday. At least 10 people have been killed in fresh clashes in the violence-stricken Central African Republic’s (CAR) capital, Bangui, local sources say. […]

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Syria: Mortar attack on Aleppo leaves 21 dead, 50 injured as violence continues

Syria: Mortar attack on Aleppo leaves 21 dead, 50 injured as violence continues

Apr 27, – At least 21 people were killed and 50 hurt on Sunday in a rebel mortar attack on regime-held districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said. “The fire targeted regime-held neighborhoods, including some in the Old City where the rebels are trying to advance,” said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory […]

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Syrian children killed by Assad’s chlorine gas bombs

Syrian children killed by Assad’s chlorine gas bombs

Apr 26, – Syrian civilians die slow, painful death from chemical weapons used in violation of convention regime signed in September It took much of the afternoon for Mahmud Hashash to die, writhing, gasping for breath and spluttering blood as the chlorine gas corrupted his six-year-old lungs. The doctors did all they could to save […]

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Venezuela unrest: Violence reignites in Caracas as protesters burn Maduro puppets

Venezuela unrest: Violence reignites in Caracas as protesters burn Maduro puppets

Apr 21, – Thousands of students and opposition supporters have held another rally in the Venezuelan capital as part of ongoing protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. At one point effigies of the president were burnt as an extension of an Easter ritual – the students said they were calling for the resurrection […]

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Divers pull bodies from sunken South Korean ferry; Death toll at 52

Divers pull bodies from sunken South Korean ferry; Death toll at 52

Apr 20, – The confirmed death toll from South Korea’s ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing […]

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Easter truce brings tense calm to Eastern Ukraine

Easter truce brings tense calm to Eastern Ukraine

Apr 19, – On Saturday, a spokeswoman from the SBU state security service said that an “anti-terrorist operation” to clear occupied buildings in Ukraine has been suspended, and that the decision was “linked to the implementation of the Geneva agreement and the Easter holidays.” The militants who took control of police stations and public buildings […]

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Syria: 14 civilians killed, 50 injured in Homs car bomb blast

Syria: 14 civilians killed, 50 injured in Homs car bomb blast

Apr 18, – A bomb went off in front of a mosque and killed 14 people in Homs, Syrian state television said on Friday, with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad looking close to wresting the symbolic central city back from rebels. “Fourteen people were killed and dozens wounded in a terrorist bomb in front […]

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South Korea ferry disaster: Transcript shows captain delayed evacuation

South Korea ferry disaster: Transcript shows captain delayed evacuation

Apr 18, – Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomedferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead. Officials also offered a rare look at their investigations, saying they were looking into whether a crewman’s order to abruptly turn […]

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Venezuela: Students give Easter twist to protest movement

Venezuela: Students give Easter twist to protest movement

Apr 17, – Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try and breathe new life into their protest movement over Easter. The religious-themed demonstrations are the latest tactics in anti-government protests. “We may be fewer, but we are staying on the street!” vowed law student […]

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