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Egypt: Gunmen ambush kills 6 army officers at checkpoint in Cairo

Egypt: Gunmen ambush kills 6 army officers at checkpoint in Cairo

Mar 15, – The Egyptian army blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the shooting deaths of at least five soldiers on Saturday, two days after an army officer was killed in an attack on a military bus in Cairo. “An armed group belonging to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood attacked a military police checkpoint, leading to the […]

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Ukraine: top medic says at least 70 protesters killed in Kiev on Thursday

Ukraine: top medic says at least 70 protesters killed in Kiev on Thursday

Feb 20, Kiev – Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 70 people dead and hundreds injured, according to a protest doctor. Video footage on Ukrainian […]

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Venezuelan president says manhunt under way for opposition leader

Venezuelan president says manhunt under way for opposition leader

Feb 16, Caracas – The socialist president’s announcement came amid dueling pro-government and student-led opposition demonstrations held in different parts of the capital, Caracas. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that a police manhunt was underway for Leopoldo Lopez, the hard-line opposition leader behind anti-government demonstrations that ended with three deaths. Lopez “ordered all these […]

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India: Britain says it had role in 1984 golden temple raid

India: Britain says it had role in 1984 golden temple raid

Feb 04, London – Foreign Secretary William Hague told Parliament on Tuesday that British military advice was “purely advisory” and had only a “limited impact” on the operation. Still, the acknowledgement of any link to the deadly attack that killed hundreds if not thousands at Sikhs’ holy temple will be disturbing to many. The storming […]

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Big winter storm hits US East, disrupts travel

Big winter storm hits US East, disrupts travel

Feb 04, Philadelphia – A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region threatened to make roads dicey in the northeast corridor for Monday’s commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies. The seemingly never-ending storm that coated […]

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Spain gov’t approves restrictive abortion law

Spain gov’t approves restrictive abortion law

Dec 21, Madrid — Spain’s conservative government on Friday approved tight restrictions on abortion, allowing the practice only in the case of rape or when there is a serious health risk to the mother or fetus. The previous government made abortion widely legal before the 14th week only three years ago. But the ruling Popular […]

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New protests at Egypt’s Al-Azhar university

New protests at Egypt’s Al-Azhar university

Dec 09, Cairo – Egyptian police fired tear gas Sunday in an attempt to disperse supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president protesting at the dormitories of an Islamic university in Cairo. Students at Al-Azhar University hurled rocks at the police and tried to block traffic on a major thoroughfare outside the campus in eastern […]

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Survey: Afghans more optimistic for future

Survey: Afghans more optimistic for future

Dec 05, – A year before the scheduled drawdown of NATO forces, a majority of Afghans say their country is moving in the right direction, despite high concerns about insecurity, corruption and unemployment, according to a survey. With a presidential election approaching and ISAF troops preparing to leave the country by the end of 2014, […]

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North Korean leader’s powerbroker uncle ‘sacked’

North Korean leader’s powerbroker uncle ‘sacked’

Dec 03, – A powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been removed from his post, South Korean media reports say. Citing South Korea’s intelligence agency, they say Chang Song-thaek, 67, lost his position as vice-chairman of the North’s top military body. Two close aides were also executed for corruption, according to the […]

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Prostitution: France wants to punish clients

Prostitution: France wants to punish clients

Nov 26, – Paris France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession — by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. The […]

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