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Troop’s disarmament drive fails to capture C. African Republic militia leader

Troop’s disarmament drive fails to capture C. African Republic militia leader

Feb 15, – French and African peacekeepers have seized weapons from militia in the capital of the Central African Republic, which has been gripped by sectarian strife. Troops conducted house-to-house searches for several hours in a neighbourhood of Bangui believed to be a base for attacks against Muslims. Automatic weapons, grenades, knives and ammunition were […]

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Fresh political violence grips Bangladesh; 1 dead

Fresh political violence grips Bangladesh; 1 dead

Dec 29, – Police and opposition supporters clashed in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, on Sunday as hundreds of demonstrators, some hurling homemade bombs, battled to gather at the opposition’s headquarters. More than 11,000 police and elite Rapid Action Battalion officers were patrolling Dhaka in an attempt to stop the “March for Democracy,” police spokesperson Masudur […]

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India: Maoists trigger landmine blast in Bihar, 7 cops killed

India: Maoists trigger landmine blast in Bihar, 7 cops killed

Dec 03, – Patna: Rampaging Maoists blew up a police vehicle in Bihar Tuesday, killing at least seven cops. The incident occurred in southern Bihar’s Aurangabad district while the police were patrolling in the areas. Reports said a police vehicle from the Tandawa police station in Aurangabad district comprising seven policemen had gone on patrolling […]

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German brewers want UNESCO status for ‘pure beer’ law

German brewers want UNESCO status for ‘pure beer’ law

Dec 02, – German brewers have launched a bid to get a unique law regulating the brewing of beer recognized by UNESCO. They hope to get the world heritage seal of approval in time for the 500th anniversary of the regulation. The German Brewers Federation announced on Monday that it had submitted an application to […]

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Tear gas used against pro-European protesters in Ukraine

Tear gas used against pro-European protesters in Ukraine

Nov 25, – In a second day of major protests in Ukraine, police have used tear gas on protesters. The demonstrations, the biggest since the Orange Revolution, were sparked by a government decision to scrap a key pact with the EU. The ongoing pro-European protests in Ukraine threatened to turn violent on Monday when police […]

November 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
New video emerges of ranting Toronto mayor

New video emerges of ranting Toronto mayor

Nov 08, – Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised for a video of him making threats to commit “first-degree murder” against an unknown person. The leader of Canada’s biggest city told reporters he had been “extremely inebriated” in the clip, which shows him apparently blowing off steam. It is the latest video controversy to […]

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Protesters clash with riot police in Ankara after court ruling

Protesters clash with riot police in Ankara after court ruling

Oct 29, – Demonstrators have clashed with police outside of a Turkish courthouse after it declined to order the arrest of a policeman accused of killing an anti-government protester. The accused claims he acted in self-defense. Police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had gathered outside of the court […]

October 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pakistani education activist Malala honored

Pakistani education activist Malala honored

Sep 06, – THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, was honored Friday with the Children’s Peace Prize for her work promoting education for girls in her homeland. The 16-year-old said she accepted the prize in the historic Knights’ Hall in The Hague “on behalf of […]

September 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obama urges world support for strike on Syria

Obama urges world support for strike on Syria

Sep 05, – US President Barack Obama urged world support for punitive strikes against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, as Damascus vowed retaliation and resistance even if it means World War III. Amid the pounding of war drums, the UN refugee agency and the four neighbouring states which have taken in hundreds […]

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Alcohol Dominates in Pop Music Lyrics: Study

Alcohol Dominates in Pop Music Lyrics: Study

Aug 31, – Today’s popular music often celebrates excessive drinking as a fun, beneficial pastime, even highlighting select booze brands in many lyrics, a new study finds. Hip-hop, rap, R&B and country songs included references to Patron tequila, Hennessy cognac, Grey Goose vodka, and Jack Daniel’s whiskey, which is featured in half of the songs […]

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