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Syrian school blasts kill 22, including 10 kids

Syrian school blasts kill 22, including 10 kids

Oct 01, – Twin car bombings near a school in Syria killed 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second exploding as parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts. Syria’s children are frequently among the victims of attacks in the […]

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Anti-smoking proposal for Egyptian film, TV sparks debate

Anti-smoking proposal for Egyptian film, TV sparks debate

Dep 26, – A proposal by the World Health Organization to limit tobacco promotion in Egyptian movies and drama series has sparked mixed reactions in a country where around 18 million citizens use tobacco. The WHO proposal calls on producers of Egyptian movies and drama series to adopt a code of ethics that would see […]

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Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State gather on Turkey’s border

Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State gather on Turkey’s border

Sep 19, – Several thousand Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey on Friday fleeing Islamic State fighters who advanced into their villages, prompting warnings of massacres from Kurdish leaders. Islamic State (IS) fighters have seized villages in northern Syria over the past two days and are besieging the mainly Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab, known […]

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Gaza truce deadline looms as Obama questions blockade

Gaza truce deadline looms as Obama questions blockade

Aug 07, – A three-day ceasefire in Gaza that has brought relief to millions entered its final stretch on Thursday (Aug 7) with Israel ready to extend the calm but Hamas hedging its bets. US President Barack Obama put pressure on intensive ceasefire negotiations in Cairo by saying Gaza could not remain cut off from […]

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15 dead, 228 injured as multiple gas explosions hit Taiwan city

15 dead, 228 injured as multiple gas explosions hit Taiwan city

July 31, – Taipei A series of gas explosions on the streets of a southern Taiwanese city killed 15 people and injured 228 others late Thursday night, authorities said. Taiwan’s Premier Jiang Yi-huah said at least five explosions shook Kaohsiung. The National Fire Agency said five firefighters were among the dead. Video from Taiwanese broadcaster […]

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Pro-Russian rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

Pro-Russian rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

July 21, – Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled, anger […]

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Spain’s Catalonia region to push ahead with burka ban

Spain’s Catalonia region to push ahead with burka ban

July 12, – A ban on the wearing of burkas – a body-covering cloak worn by some Muslim women – is to be put into effect by the government of the Spanish autonomous region of Catalonia in the wake of the European Court of Human Rights decree that its ban does not breach human rights […]

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Israel’s deadliest bombing campaign turns Gaza City into ghost town

Israel’s deadliest bombing campaign turns Gaza City into ghost town

July 12, – It’s the holy month of Ramadan, when people throughout the Muslim world meet with friends and family, buy presents for loved ones and break a day-long fast each evening amid colorful street scenes. But not in Gaza City, one of the world’s most densely populated cities. A ceaseless Israeli bombing campaign, with […]

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Four government soldiers, five miners killed in eastern Ukraine

Four government soldiers, five miners killed in eastern Ukraine

Jul 11, – At least four Ukrainian troops and five coal miners have been reported killed in the east of the country amid a continued government offensive against pro-Russian separatists. The miners were killed on July 11 after the bus they were traveling in reportedly came under mortar fire. Two soldiers and at least one […]

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Fresh round of ethnic violence in Myanmar leaves two dead

Fresh round of ethnic violence in Myanmar leaves two dead

July 04, – Police patrolled tense streets in Myanmar’s second-largest city on Friday as anger and disbelief rippled through violence-hit communities following deadly Buddhist-Muslim clashes that raised fears of spreading unrest. Calm returned to Mandalay after the city was placed under curfew Thursday to quell violence that saw mobs wielding airguns, swords, rocks and other […]

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