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Police search Indian guru Rampal’s ashram after arrest

Police search Indian guru Rampal’s ashram after arrest

Nov 21, – Indian police on Friday searched the sprawling ashram of a holy man who was arrested on suspicion of murder and criminal conspiracy after a deadly siege at his fortress-like compound. Sant Rampal, a 63-year-old former engineer, had ignored orders to appear in court for questioning in a 2006 murder case. But when […]

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Israel says won’t cooperate with UN fact finding mission on Gaza conflict

Israel says won’t cooperate with UN fact finding mission on Gaza conflict

Nov 12, – Israel will not cooperate with a United Nations inquiry into its 50-day war with rocket-firing militants in Gaza this summer, a government spokesman said Wednesday. “Since the Schabas commission is not an inquiry but a commission that gives its conclusions in advance, Israel will not cooperate with the commission of the UN […]

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Families mourn victims of Pakistan-India border bloodshed

Families mourn victims of Pakistan-India border bloodshed

Nov 03, – Pakistanis mourned on Monday for the victims of a massive suicide bombing near the border with India as the death toll from the explosion the previous day rose to 60, police said. The attack, for which a Taliban splinter faction claimed responsibility, was the deadliest to hit the country in over a […]

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Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

Oct 31, – The head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country. Compaore, who seized power in a 1987 coup, had attempted to defy popular pressure for him to step down after […]

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Swimming FINA stands by decision to award highest honour to Vladimir Putin

Swimming FINA stands by decision to award highest honour to Vladimir Putin

Oct 31, – Swimming’s world governing body has defended a decision to award it highest honor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics. FINA has been criticized over the timing of the decision with relations between Russia and the NATO alliance under strain, but the body’s executive director Cornel […]

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Hong Kong police clear protesters, barricades at key site

Hong Kong police clear protesters, barricades at key site

Oct 17, – Hundreds of Hong Kong police staged their biggest and boldest raid yet on a pro-democracy protest camp before dawn on Friday, charging down student-led activists who have held a key intersection in one of the main protest zones for more than three weeks. The operation in the gritty and congested Mong Kok […]

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Woman stabs teen to death in rampage at Czech school

Woman stabs teen to death in rampage at Czech school

Oct 14, – A woman stabbed a student to death and wounded two girls and a police negotiator in a rampage at a secondary school in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, according to police. “A 16-year-old boy died from his injuries despite all efforts by emergency services,” police spokeswoman Jana Kroutilova told AFP. “The police […]

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Kobane: Families take up arms in last, desperate stand in key border town

Kobane: Families take up arms in last, desperate stand in key border town

Oct 08, – Old women armed with AK-47s fought to the death to defend Kobani yesterday after air strikes failed to stop their Islamic State enemies. They had ignored orders to flee from Kurdish officials who warned they could no longer protect them. Using tanks and advanced weaponry, the jihadis easily outgunned the garrison of […]

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Kurds mount fierce last stand as ISIS surrounds town, Kobane’s fall looks imminent

Kurds mount fierce last stand as ISIS surrounds town, Kobane’s fall looks imminent

Oct 06, – Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes battled the Islamic State group for a key Syrian town Sunday, with one woman defender blowing herself up using the jihadists’ own tactic. IS fighters seized part of a strategic hill overlooking the town of Kobane late on Saturday, a monitor said, but their progress […]

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Kurdish woman suicide bomber blows herself up on ISIS

Kurdish woman suicide bomber blows herself up on ISIS

Oct 05, – A female Kurdish fighter carried out a suicide bomb attack against jihadists from the Islamic State group outside the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane on Sunday, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the woman blew herself up at an Islamic State position east of the city, killing […]

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