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Indian minister blames western dress for sex attacks

Indian minister blames western dress for sex attacks

An Indian minister faced a severe backlash Tuesday after he criticised women for dressing “like westerners” at a New Year’s Eve celebration where a mob allegedly carried out a series of sex assaults. Although police have yet to charge anyone in connection with the violence on Saturday night in Bangalore, local media have carried testimony […]

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17 people killed in eastern China building collapse

17 people killed in eastern China building collapse

Oct 10, – By evening, 23 people, including 17 who were dead, had pulled from the rubble on the outskirts of the city of Wenzhou and rescue efforts were continuing, mainly by hand to avoid harming any survivors, the Xinhua News Agency said in a brief report. At least 17 people were killed Monday in […]

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Three killed, 40 wounded in car bomb near Turkish police station

Three killed, 40 wounded in car bomb near Turkish police station

Aug 18, – Police and ambulances were seen rushing in, according to another broadcaster, the privately owned Dogan news agency. Three people were killed and 40 were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a police station in Turkey’s eastern province of Van near the Iranian border on Wednesday, state broadcaster TRT said, citing the […]

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Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital, IS claims responsibility

Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital, IS claims responsibility

Aug 09, – The bomber struck as a crowd of mostly lawyers and journalists crammed into the emergency department to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer who had been shot and killed in the city earlier in the day, Faridullah, a reporter who was among the wounded, told Reuters. A suicide bomber in Pakistan […]

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Saudi suspends labour visas for nations worst-hit by Ebola

Saudi suspends labour visas for nations worst-hit by Ebola

Sep 01, – The “preventive measure” is based on “directives from the foreign and health ministries to avoid” the spread of Ebola to the kingdom, the official news agency SPA reported. Saudi Arabia has stopped granting visas to workers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries worst-hit by the deadly Ebola virus, the labour […]

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Troops kill 40 rebels near Damascus

Troops kill 40 rebels near Damascus

Oct 25, – Syrian government troops on Friday ambushed rebels near the capital, Damascus, killing at least 40 opposition fighters, state media reported. The ambush was part of the military’s offensive against rebel strongholds around President Bashar Assad’s seat of power. Also Friday, Kurdish gunmen battled jihadi rebels in a northeastern Syrian town along the […]

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India moves to ease visa restrictions to attract tourists

India moves to ease visa restrictions to attract tourists

Oct 08, –  A meeting of senior officials from the home, foreign and tourism ministries, as well as intelligence officers, concluded on Monday evening with a consensus in favour of the sweeping visa reform. India is looking at issuing visas on arrival for visitors from 40 more countries, a minister has said, raising hopes it […]

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Poultry plant Fire kills 119 people in northeast China

Poultry plant Fire kills 119 people in northeast China

June 3, BEIJING (AP) — Several dozen people also were hurt in the blaze in Jilin province’s Mishazi township, which appeared to have been sparked by three early morning explosions, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The provincial fire department, on its microblog, attributed the blasts to an ammonia leak. The chemical is kept pressurized […]

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European retailers struggle another month of shrinking revenues

European retailers struggle another month of shrinking revenues

June 02, AP – German retailers earned less in April in what marked the third consecutive month of shrinking sales in the sector, the National Statistics Office, Destatis, reported Friday. Fresh statistics show that Germany’s retail sector struggled in April to boost sales, despite strong consumer confidence shown in surveys. The retailers’ association says it […]

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North Korean envoy warns China ‘No guarantee of peace,’

North Korean envoy warns China ‘No guarantee of peace,’

BEIJING (AP) — North Korean Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae’s visit was part of efforts to mend fences after Pyongyang angered Beijing with recent snubs and moves to develop its nuclear program. The official China News Service said Choe delivered the handwritten letter from Kim to Xi at an afternoon meeting at the Great Hall […]

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