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Taliban bombers hit Afghanistan Wardak intelligence HQ

Taliban bombers hit Afghanistan Wardak intelligence HQ

Sep 08, – At least four Afghan intelligence staff have been killed after suicide bombers attacked offices of the provincial intelligence department in Wardak. Five suicide bombers were shot dead in the series of co-ordinated attacks, an hour away from the capital Kabul. More than 100 people – mostly civilians – were injured, police said. […]

September 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Emma Watson Teaming With Francesca Gregorini for ‘Your Voice In My Head

Emma Watson Teaming With Francesca Gregorini for ‘Your Voice In My Head

Sep 07, – Emma Watson has signed to star in Your Voice in My Head, the adaptation of the Emma Forrest memoir that Francesca Gregorini will direct. Academy Award nominee Alison Owen, a producer on the upcoming Saving Mr. Banks, and Benaroya Pictures’ Michael Benaroya, whose credits include Lawless and Margin Call, will produce the drama, […]

September 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Security tight for German ‘peace concert’ in Kashmir

Security tight for German ‘peace concert’ in Kashmir

Sep 07, – The city of Srinagar in Indian Kashmir was under high security as a famous German orchestra performed a concert on Saturday. Separatists had demanded that the performance be called off. A concert of Germany’s Bavarian State Orchestra conducted by Indian-born Zubin Mehta was held amid tight security in Srinagar in India-administered Kashmir […]

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Syrian regime shelling near Damascus kills 16

Syrian regime shelling near Damascus kills 16

Sep 07, BEIRUT — Heavy government shelling of rebel positions near the Syrian capital killed 16 people on Saturday, activists said, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied European allies to back Washington’s proposed military action against the ruling regime. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the mortar and artillery fire on […]

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Lung cancer, COPD cases to rise over next decades

Lung cancer, COPD cases to rise over next decades

Sep 06, – A new report issued from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) reveals that conditions of the lung cause 1 in 10 deaths in Europe, with mortality as a result of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) expected to rise in the future. The report, called The European Lung White Book, draws […]

September 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kremlin: Russia and US no closer to Syria agreement

Kremlin: Russia and US no closer to Syria agreement

Sep 06, – Speeches by key leaders at the end of the G20 summit in St Petersburg have laid bare the bitter divisions over possible military action in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin restated his opposition to any strike, saying it would destabilise the region. US President Barack Obama said action was necessary in reaction […]

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Syria conflict likely to overshadow G-20 summit in Russia

Syria conflict likely to overshadow G-20 summit in Russia

Sep 05.- The G-20 summit has begun in St. Petersburg. While the official agenda has outlined global economic issues, disputes over an impending US-led military intervention in Syria are likely to dominate the two-day event. Despite the controversy surrounding the Syria issue, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the opening plenary session of the summit on […]

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United Nations: 7 million Syrians displaced by civil war

United Nations: 7 million Syrians displaced by civil war

Sep 02, Damascus, Syria — The head of the U.N. refugee agency in Syria says 7 million Syrians, or almost one-third of the population, have been displaced by the country’s civil war. Tarik Kurdi told The Associated Press on Monday that 5 million of the displaced are still in Syria while about 2 million have […]

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