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Islamic State claims Brussels attacks that kill at least 30

Islamic State claims Brussels attacks that kill at least 30

Mar 22, – The Amaq agency said suicide bombers from the group, strapped into explosive belts, had staged both attacks. Belgian media said police were hunting one attacker who had survived. Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least […]

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

Aug 29, – The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and Fiji, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on […]

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World of entertainment for visitors at Global Village

World of entertainment for visitors at Global Village

Dec 08, – Exciting, breath-taking entertainment shows are on the cards at the 18th edition of the Global Village. Circus performers from China, street performers from the UK, breakdancers from the US, fountains with a ‘son et lumiere’ show featuring fire effects, the thrill show ‘Sky Wheel’, street shows featuring Street Lamp Acrobatics and the […]

December 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Protest against Dutch blackface holiday tradition

Protest against Dutch blackface holiday tradition

Nov 16, – The Dutch equivalent of Santa Claus arrived in the Netherlands on Saturday to the delight of thousands of children. But some adults protested vigorously against one element of the beloved tradition they find racist: his servant in blackface makeup, Black Pete. In the annual Dutch Sinterklaas festival, St. Nicholas arrives by steamboat […]

November 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Insects making eco-friendly buzz in Dutch kitchens

Insects making eco-friendly buzz in Dutch kitchens

Nov 03, – Cecile’s latest batch of students watched attentively as she launched into the last step of the dish — swirling grasshoppers around in a frying pan before setting them on the coucous. In their bid to find an environmentally-friendly alternative to meat, Richard, 41, Mariet, 53, and Seppo, 43, are looking to insects. […]

November 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Nov 01, – Zaatari, a desert camp near Jordan’s border with Syria, is far from that ideal. Life is tough here. The strong often take from the weak, women fear going to communal bathrooms after dark, sewage runs between pre-fab trailers and boys hustle for pennies carting goods in wheelbarrows instead of going to school. […]

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Netherlands’ Queen Beatrix expressed her thanks to the people in a farewell speech

Netherlands’ Queen Beatrix expressed her thanks to the people in a farewell speech

April 30, AP – The 75-year-old Monarch conveyed her “deep gratitude” on Monday evening in a taped speech broadcast on the eve of her abdication. Beatrix said she had “shared both joy and national pride” with her people as well as their “sorrow and anxiety.” Queen Beatrix has expressed her thanks to the people of […]

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