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India building collapse leaves 22 dead, two arrested

India building collapse leaves 22 dead, two arrested

June 29, – Police in southern India detained two construction company directors Sunday as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for dozens of workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed at least 22 people. The 12-story apartment […]

June 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
30 new arrests as Israel intensifies West Bank hunt for teens

30 new arrests as Israel intensifies West Bank hunt for teens

June 19, – Israeli troops arrested some 30 Palestinians in the West Bank overnight as they ramped up a search for three teenagers believed kidnapped by Hamas, the army said on Thursday. The arrests raised the number of Palestinians detained since the youths went missing a week ago to 280, around three-quarters of them members […]

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No survivors, all 49 aboard dead in pro-Russian rebel attack on Ukraine military plane

No survivors, all 49 aboard dead in pro-Russian rebel attack on Ukraine military plane

June 14, – Pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane Saturday, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard in a bloody escalation of the conflict in the country’s restive east. It was a bitter setback for the Ukrainian forces — the deadliest single incident yet in their battle against an armed insurgency that […]

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Pakistani Taliban claims Karachi airport attack, security operation still on, 26 dead

Pakistani Taliban claims Karachi airport attack, security operation still on, 26 dead

June 09, – Militants stormed Pakistan’s biggest airport on Sunday and at least 26 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country’s most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s sprawling commercial hub of 18 million people, took place as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government tries to […]

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3 police officers killed, 2 injured in gunman rampage in Canada

3 police officers killed, 2 injured in gunman rampage in Canada

June 05, – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) confirmed Wednesday evening that three of its officers were killed and two others were wounded by a gunman in Moncton, New Brunswick. The RCMP said on its Twitter feed that they were looking for 24-year-old Justin Bourque of Moncton, who is considered armed and dangerous. The […]

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Former world’s heaviest Mexican man dies at 48

Former world’s heaviest Mexican man dies at 48

May 26, – A Mexican man once listed as the world’s heaviest human being died Monday at the age of 48. Manuel Uribe had slimmed down to about 867 pounds (394 kilograms), well below his then-record peak weight of 1,230 pounds (560 kilograms), which was certified in 2006 as a Guinness World Record. Uribe’s death […]

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Syria: Al Nusra targets army positions with four suicide bombings

Syria: Al Nusra targets army positions with four suicide bombings

May 25, – Syria’s al-Qaeda branch staged four suicide bomb attacks on army positions Sunday, leaving dozens of casualties, in a bid to cut off Idlib province from the coast, a monitoring group said. “Four al-Nusra Front fighters carried out suicide attacks this morning, driving vehicles packed with explosives into four regime forces’ checkpoints in […]

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Iranian student group says Cannes kiss star should be lashed

Iranian student group says Cannes kiss star should be lashed

May 23, – A group of conservative students have requested the flogging of Iranian actress Leila Hatami for her on-the-cheek kiss with the president of the Cannes Film Festival during the opening ceremony, the British daily news website The Telegraph reported. The group, which is called Hizbullah, has links to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. It […]

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Millions vote on final day of Indian national elections, people’s verdict out on May 16

Millions vote on final day of Indian national elections, people’s verdict out on May 16

May 12, – Millions of Indian voters wrapped up the country’s mammoth national election Monday, braving the searing sun on the final day of polling in which a Hindu nationalist opposition candidate is seen as the front-runner for prime minister. With 814 million eligible voters, India has been voting in phases over six weeks, with […]

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Vote or Die: Assad launches presidential campaign as war rages on

Vote or Die: Assad launches presidential campaign as war rages on

May 11, – On billboards and in posters taped to car windows, new portraits of President Bashar Assad filled the streets of Damascus on Sunday as Syria officially opened its presidential campaign despite a crippling civil war that has devastated the country and left large chunks of territory outside of government control. As for the […]

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