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Iran: Heaviest snowstorm in 50 years blankets Tehran

Iran: Heaviest snowstorm in 50 years blankets Tehran

Feb 04, – Tehran: The heaviest snowstorm in five decades has blanketed provinces in northern Iran, cutting power supplies and trapping villagers, Iranian media reported Monday. The storm is “unprecedented for the past 50 years, with two metres [almost seven feet] of snow falling since Friday,” a Mazandaran provincial official said, quoted by the media. […]

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Dubai ranks third in list of world’s 20 most dynamic cities

Dubai ranks third in list of world’s 20 most dynamic cities

Feb 03, – Dubai’s credentials as the place to do business has been given a firm push with a new ranking naming it the third “most dynamic” city in the world, just after San Francisco and London and ahead of Chinese metropolises, Shanghai and Wuhan. In all, the pros and cons of 111 business hubs […]

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Voting in Thailand starts peacefully, but political paralysis looms

Voting in Thailand starts peacefully, but political paralysis looms

Feb 02, – Apart from a few scuffles voting was relatively peaceful, a day after seven people were wounded by gunshots and explosions during a clash between supporters and opponents of embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in a north Bangkok stronghold of her Puea Thai Party. Voting ends at 3 p.m. (0800 GMT), but no […]

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Italy court upholds murder conviction against Knox

Italy court upholds murder conviction against Knox

Jan 31, – An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition if the conviction is upheld. […]

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India train tragedy: 20 bodies identified, relatives wait for DNA confirmation

India train tragedy: 20 bodies identified, relatives wait for DNA confirmation

Dec 29, – Bangalore’s Victoria Hospital became the centre of grief as family and friends of those who died in Saturday morning’s horrific train fire in Andhra Pradesh waited to claim the bodies that were brought here yesterday afternoon. There has been a delay in handing over the bodies because some of them are so […]

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Diplomat row: Strong Indian response shocks US officials

Diplomat row: Strong Indian response shocks US officials

Dec 29, – India’s unusual tough stand on the arrest of its diplomat Devyani Khobragade has forced the United States to initiate an “inter-agency review” to look into the lapses that happened in the high-profile case that triggered an uproar in India and strained bilateral ties. The US departments involved in the review include the […]

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China relaxes one-child policy, abolishes re-education camps

China relaxes one-child policy, abolishes re-education camps

Dec 28, – The standing committee of the National People’s Congress passed a resolution on Saturday that will allow couples to have two children if either of the parents is an only child, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Until now, only in cases in which both partners were only children, were they allowed to […]

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War Crime: Over 400 killed in 10-day air blitz of Syria’s Aleppo

War Crime: Over 400 killed in 10-day air blitz of Syria’s Aleppo

Dec 26, – A Syrian human rights group says more than 400 people have been killed during a government bombardment of rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo, and more than one-quarter of the victims are children. Rami Abdurrahman of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday they counted 401 people […]

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Ice storm leaves half a million without power in US, Canada; 24 dead

Ice storm leaves half a million without power in US, Canada; 24 dead

Dec 25, – Augusta, Maine:  Repair crews worked around the clock to restore power to nearly half a million customers who faced a cold and dark Christmas in parts of the central and northeastern United States and into eastern Canada after a weekend ice storm. At least 24 deaths have been linked to the storm. […]

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UN: Hundreds estimated killed in South Sudan

UN: Hundreds estimated killed in South Sudan

Dec 18, Juba, South Sudan – Fighting in South Sudan has killed up to 500 people, U.N. diplomats said Tuesday, and the United Nations fears the violence in the oil-rich East African country is “largely along ethnic lines.” The United States ordered its citizens to leave South Sudan immediately. The president of South Sudan, which […]

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