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US soldier freed by Taliban in swap for Guantanamo prisoners

US soldier freed by Taliban in swap for Guantanamo prisoners

June 01, – The lone American prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, captured by insurgents nearly five years ago, has been released to American forces in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday. The soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was handed over to American Special Operations […]

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Ukraine army will push on with offensive against rebels, says defense minister

Ukraine army will push on with offensive against rebels, says defense minister

May 30, – Ukraine’s acting defense minister vowed to continue its operations in the east, a day after pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter near the eastern city of Slovyansk, killing at least 12 servicemen. It was the deadliest loss of life for government troops since 18 were killed on May 22 around […]

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Narendra Modi becomes Indian PM as Pakistani leader watches

Narendra Modi becomes Indian PM as Pakistani leader watches

May 26, – Narendra Modi took the oath of office as India’s new prime minister at the sprawling presidential palace on Monday, a moment made more historic by the presence of the leader of archrival Pakistan. Modi’s inauguration is the first to which India invited leaders from across South Asia. Heads of government from Pakistan, […]

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Turkey: Fire delays rescue work as death toll in mine disaster hits 299

Turkey: Fire delays rescue work as death toll in mine disaster hits 299

May 17, – The death toll in the Turkish mine explosion rose to 299, with three more workers still believed trapped in the depths of the Soma mine, Turkey’s energy minister said Saturday in a televised statement. Further complicating the efforts to find the workers, a new fire broke out in a separate part of […]

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Turkish mine operator denies negligence in mine disaster

Turkish mine operator denies negligence in mine disaster

May 16, – The operator of a Turkish mine in which 284 people died this week and 18 remain trapped said on Friday the exact cause of a fire was still unclear but that a build-up of heat had caused a partial collapse in the plant. Rescuers were still trying to reach parts of the […]

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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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Amid carnage of war, Syria hold mass wedding for 20 army Personnel

Amid carnage of war, Syria hold mass wedding for 20 army Personnel

May 01, – Mass wedding was held yesterday for 20 army officers and soldiers at the Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus. The wedding event, which was organized by the Ministry of Tourism after three years of grinding conflict, the destruction of whole city districts and an exodus of refugees all triggered by an uprising against […]

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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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France’s top cop assures tourists Paris is safe

France’s top cop assures tourists Paris is safe

Aug 02, PARIS — Visitors to Paris take note: Interior Minister Manuel Valls assures you that the City of Light is dealing with the pickpockets and petty criminals that have recently targeted tourists. France’s top cop toured some major sites Friday, from the Louvre Museum to the Eiffel Tower, to check on his tourist-friendly plan […]

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Dangerous Middle East coronavirus may have an African origin

Dangerous Middle East coronavirus may have an African origin

July 28, – The MERS-coronavirus is regarded as a dangerous novel pathogen: Almost 50 people have died from infection with the virus since it was first discovered in 2012. To date all cases are connected with the Arabian peninsula. Scientists from the University Bonn (Germany) and South Africa have now detected a virus in the […]

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