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Human Rights – Pakistan slammed for reinstating death penalty

Human Rights – Pakistan slammed for reinstating death penalty

July 12, – Pakistan is going through one of its worst existential crises. The country is facing Islamist insurgency in its northwestern areas bordering Afghanistan and a protracted separatist movement in the southwestern Balochistan province. Islamist militants continue to target civilians in other parts of the country too.  In a bid to curb the escalating […]

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WHO: Smoking kills nearly six million people each year

WHO: Smoking kills nearly six million people each year

July 11, – Despite public health campaigns, smoking remains the leading avoidable cause of death worldwide, killing almost six million people a year, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. If current trends hold, the number of deaths blamed on tobacco use will rise to eight million a year in […]

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France: Fire partially destroys landmark Paris mansion

France: Fire partially destroys landmark Paris mansion

July 10, PARIS  — Fire has partially destroyed a landmark mansion on Paris’ Ile Saint Louis that once belonged to the Rothschild dynasty. The Hotel Lambert, a 17th century mansion overlooking the Seine river, suffered “serious damage” in a fire that broke out early Wednesday morning, according to deputy Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo. Televised images […]

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Criminal inquiry underway in Quebec oil train blast

Criminal inquiry underway in Quebec oil train blast

July 10, LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — Quebec police Inspector Michel Forget said Tuesday that investigators have “discovered elements” that have led to a criminal probe. He gave no details but ruled out terrorism and said police are more likely exploring the possibility of criminal negligence. Provincial police spokesman Sergeant Benoit Richard said no arrests have been […]

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Women’s rights: India’s top Court demands action on acid attacks

Women’s rights: India’s top Court demands action on acid attacks

July 09, New Delhi – The Supreme Court rebuked the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for failing to consider regulating the sale of acid used in the assaults, which leave the victims permanently disfigured. India’s top court criticised the government on Tuesday for failing to formulate a policy to reduce the number of acid […]

July 9, 2013 | By More
Human rights: Deadly blast rocks Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut

Human rights: Deadly blast rocks Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut

July 09, BEIRUT  — The powerful blast in a bustling commercial and residential neighborhood came as many Lebanese Shiites began observing the holy month of Ramadan, and is the worst explosion to hit the area in years — likely direct fallout of the civil war raging in neighboring Syria. A car bomb rocked a stronghold […]

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Egypt “tense calm” after days of violent protests

Egypt “tense calm” after days of violent protests

July 07, CAIRO — Mansour’s administration, meanwhile, has begun trying to dismantle Morsi’s legacy. He replaced Morsi’s intelligence chief and the presidential palace’s chief of staff. Prosecutors, meanwhile, ordered four detained stalwarts of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood held for 15 days pending an investigation into the shooting deaths of eight protesters last week. Egypt’s new president […]

July 7, 2013 | By More
SKorean passenger jet crash at San Francisco, two killed, one missing

SKorean passenger jet crash at San Francisco, two killed, one missing

July 07, – An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul has crash landed at San Francisco International Airport. Local officials say many of the 307 occupants escaped, some injured. Two people were killed and one remains missing. San Francisco International Airport management said two people were killed on Saturday when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200 crash […]

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Mexico volcano disrupts US flights for second day

Mexico volcano disrupts US flights for second day

July 06, AP – Mexico City: Frustrated passengers stood in long lines at Mexico City’s airport on Friday as US airlines cancelled flights for a second day after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed a new column of ash. fear United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines and AirTran voluntarily scrapped 15 flights as a precaution, but the […]

July 6, 2013 | By More
10 dead in clashes across Egypt, brotherhood vows to restore democracy

10 dead in clashes across Egypt, brotherhood vows to restore democracy

CAIRO (AP) — Healthy Ministry official confirms 10 people killed and 210 nationwide have been wounded. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below. Enraged Islamists pushed back against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, with tens of thousands of his supporters marching in Cairo on […]

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