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Iraqi militants overrun Tikrit Saddam’s home town, after taking over Mosul

Iraqi militants overrun Tikrit Saddam’s home town, after taking over Mosul

June 11, – Sunni rebels from an al Qaeda splinter group overran the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday and closed in on the biggest oil refinery in the country, making further gains in their rapid military advance against the Shi’ite-led government. The threat to the Baiji refinery comes after militants from the Islamic State […]

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TV stations silenced, schools shut, Thailand ‘volatile’ after military coup

TV stations silenced, schools shut, Thailand ‘volatile’ after military coup

May 23, – Schools were shut, international television stations were off air and channels broadcast military logos and patriotic music, a day after Thailand’s military seized control following a six-month political stalemate that has sapped economic growth. Amid a foreign media blackout, martial law and strict curfews, the army has called forward 114 “Red Shirt” […]

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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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UN voices concern over ‘high human cost’ of Venezuela protests

UN voices concern over ‘high human cost’ of Venezuela protests

Apr 05, – The United Nations office in Venezuela expressed deep concern Saturday over the “high human cost” of anti-government protests which have left 39 people dead during two months of unrest. A UN statement said people had the right to protest peacefully and rejected “any violent act, destruction of public and private property and […]

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Magnitude 6.7 Quake Hits Pacific coast of Chile

Magnitude 6.7 Quake Hits Pacific coast of Chile

Mar 17, – A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Chile’s northern coast Sunday, US geologists said, generating a small tsunami and prompting authorities to evacuate three cities. The quake struck at 6:16 pm (2116 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey, which had originally put the magnitude at 7.0. Located 60 kilometers (38 miles) west-northwest of […]

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India: UP cops caught on camera thrashing, kicking women protesters

India: UP cops caught on camera thrashing, kicking women protesters

Jan 14, – Cops in Uttar Pradesh have been caught on camera kicking, slapping and using canes to hit a group of women who were protesting against the death of two men in an accident in the Rasoolpur area of Firozabad. The cops, led by Shriprakash Yadav, the station house officer of the Rasoolpur police […]

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Spanish police detain 2 women with cocaine hidden under wigs

Spanish police detain 2 women with cocaine hidden under wigs

Jan 05, – Spanish police said Friday they caught two women flying in from Brazil with more than a kilo (two pounds) of cocaine each hidden under their wigs. The two women, who were Portuguese and aged 18 and 28, arrived at Madrid’s Barajas airport on different days from Sao Paulo, police said in a […]

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Virginity suspicion gets husband lashes in Saudi Arabia

Virginity suspicion gets husband lashes in Saudi Arabia

Dec 30, – Riyadh: A Saudi news website says a judge in the holy city of Makkah ordered a man to be lashed 20 times for accusing his spouse of not being a virgin when they married. Al Sharq Online reported Monday that the Yemeni man was sentenced to be flogged in one session for […]

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German protest over Rote Flora center turns violent

German protest over Rote Flora center turns violent

Dec 22, Berlin – Stones and bottles were thrown at police as more than 7,000 people demonstrated in Hamburg on Saturday. Officers responded with baton charges and water cannon, breaking up the protest over the eviction of the left-wing Rote Flora cultural center. “There was a mood of aggression from the outset,” said police spokesman […]

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan booked for insulting religion

Bollywood actor Salman Khan booked for insulting religion

Dec 21, – Hyderabad: Police here Friday booked actor Salman Khan for hurting religious sentiment of Muslims in a TV reality show hosted by him on Colors channel. A case against Khan and producers of the show “Bigg Boss” for insulting a religion was booked under section 295 of the Indian Penal Code at Falaknuma […]

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