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UK woman sentenced to 12 years in jail for acid attack on friend

UK woman sentenced to 12 years in jail for acid attack on friend

Mar 21, – A British woman was sentenced to 12 years in jail Friday for throwing acid on her friend’s face following an argument. Mary Konye disguised herself with a veil and attacked Naomi Oni in the early hours of Dec. 30, 2012, leaving her with disfiguring burns on her face, a hand and a […]

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Four Indians sentenced to life in prison for gang-rape

Four Indians sentenced to life in prison for gang-rape

Mar 21, – An Indian court sentenced four men to life in prison on Friday for raping a call-center operator last year inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai. Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said the Mumbai court delivered the maximum punishment to the four after finding them guilty of rape, unnatural sex […]

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Afghanistan hotel attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

Afghanistan hotel attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

Mar 21, – Four men with pistols stuffed in their socks attacked a luxury hotel in Kabul on Thursday, opening fire in a restaurant and killing nine people, including four foreigners, officials said. The attack came just hours after militants killed 11 people in an audacious assault on a police station in eastern Afghanistan. Afghan […]

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Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

Mar 20, – Gunfire rattled through the streets and smoke billowed into the sky while Afghan troops fought Taliban militants on Thursday after an audacious assault against a police station that killed 10 officers and a university student in one of Afghanistan’s largest cities. All seven attackers are killed, but they made their point. Government […]

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UN reports ‘mass executions’ in Syria by ISIS

UN reports ‘mass executions’ in Syria by ISIS

Mar 20, – The commission of inquiry’s latest report documents several incidents blamed on the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Government forces are meanwhile accused of sharply increasing their use of indiscriminate weapons, such as barrel-bombs, against civilians. The report was released before a debate at the Human Rights Council in […]

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Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Mar 20, – The crisis in Crimea has shifted “to a military stage” as the Ukrainian government responded to the killing of one its soldiers by authorising its troops to open fire to defend themselves from Russian forces. Hours after Vladimir Putin formally announced the annexation of the occupied Crimea region into Russia, a Ukrainian […]

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Egypt: Two army officers, teenager killed in Cairo shootout

Egypt: Two army officers, teenager killed in Cairo shootout

Mar 20, – Ten people were killed in violence across Egypt on Wednesday, months ahead of a presidential vote meant to put Egypt back on a democratic path after last July’s army takeover. In Qalubiya province, north of Cairo, two soldiers were killed in a shootout with Islamist militants, the Interior Ministry said, adding that […]

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Cabin crew’s mid air dance performance, spiceJet booked, two pilots’ suspended

Cabin crew’s mid air dance performance, spiceJet booked, two pilots’ suspended

Mar 19, New Delhi – Mid-air Holi celebrations aboard eight flights have cost no-frill carrier SpiceJet heavily, with the DGCA issuing show cause notice to the airline and suspending two of its pilots. Sources said that on Monday, the cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part of Holi […]

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Israeli officials warn tensions with Syria could escalate into a ‘surprise war’

Israeli officials warn tensions with Syria could escalate into a ‘surprise war’

Mar 19, – Israeli jets struck a Syrian army training facility, a military headquarters building and artillery batteries, the army said in a e-mailed statement. The strikes were a response to the wounding of four Israeli soldiers by the explosion of a device on the Golan Heights frontier with Syria yesterday, the third such incident […]

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Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Ma 19, – It took more than a week, but both sides of Malaysia’s bitterly contested political divide are now sparring over the disappearance and hunt for the missing jetliner, a possible distraction for a government already under fire for its handling of the crisis. The opposition is attacking the government, relishing in the international […]

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