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Venezuelan president Maduro falsely accuses three generals of plotting coup

Venezuelan president Maduro falsely accuses three generals of plotting coup

Mar 26, – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has added three generals to the growing list of people and entities he accuses of plotting against him. Maduro announced Tuesday that his socialist administration had brought three air force generals before a military tribunal on charges of plotting a coup amid the anti-government protests wracking the country. […]

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Venezuela prosecutor sees police ‘brutality’ in protest crackdown

Venezuela prosecutor sees police ‘brutality’ in protest crackdown

Mar 24, Caracas – Venezuela’s top state prosecutor yesterday said that security forces had committed “excesses” in breaking up nearly two months of opposition protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro that have left at least 34 dead. Maduro’s adversaries have accused the National Guard of brutally repressing the demonstrations, while the president says […]

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
AAP’s Somnath Bharti ‘racist’, says Human Rights Observers

AAP’s Somnath Bharti ‘racist’, says Human Rights Observers

Mar 22, – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was observed by Human Right Observers today in the auditorium of HRO, Sri Mohammed Tameem Chairman of Human Rights Observers presided over the function. A few months back one incident happened in New Delhi, which has sent shock waves throughout the world. The former […]

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Three dead in north Lebanon in spillover from Syria war

Three dead in north Lebanon in spillover from Syria war

Mar 21, – Three people were killed in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday in fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, security and medical sources said. Tripoli, like much of Lebanon, is divided along sectarian lines and is only 30 miles from the Syrian border. Its majority Sunni Muslims, […]

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Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Mar 20, – The crisis in Crimea has shifted “to a military stage” as the Ukrainian government responded to the killing of one its soldiers by authorising its troops to open fire to defend themselves from Russian forces. Hours after Vladimir Putin formally announced the annexation of the occupied Crimea region into Russia, a Ukrainian […]

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Magnitude 6.7 Quake Hits Pacific coast of Chile

Magnitude 6.7 Quake Hits Pacific coast of Chile

Mar 17, – A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Chile’s northern coast Sunday, US geologists said, generating a small tsunami and prompting authorities to evacuate three cities. The quake struck at 6:16 pm (2116 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey, which had originally put the magnitude at 7.0. Located 60 kilometers (38 miles) west-northwest of […]

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West prepares sanctions as Russia presses for ‘full-scale invasion

West prepares sanctions as Russia presses for ‘full-scale invasion

Mar 14, – The European Union is expected to impose travel bans and asset freezes on Monday on dozens of Russians involved in Moscow’s gradual takeover of Crimea and will choose from a list of up to 130 names over the weekend, European diplomats said. Moscow shipped more troops and armor into Crimea on Friday […]

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18-year-old New Jersey student who sued parents returns home

18-year-old New Jersey student who sued parents returns home

Mar 13, – The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them, and the family is now asking for privacy. Rachel Canning moved back in with her parents after speaking with her mother Tuesday, but without any promises of […]

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Syria: Amnesty says Assad regime starving civilians to death

Syria: Amnesty says Assad regime starving civilians to death

Mar 10, – The Syrian government has committed numerous war crimes as part of the siege of Yarmouk, Amnesty stated in a report released on Monday Amnesty International accused President Bashar Al Assad’s forces of perpetrating war crimes as part of a siege in southern Damascus which has killed nearly 200 people, mostly by starvation. […]

March 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
At least 42 killed, 115 wounded in suicide car bomb attacks across Iraq

At least 42 killed, 115 wounded in suicide car bomb attacks across Iraq

Mar 09, – A suicide car bomber set off his explosive-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint Sunday in southern Iraq, the deadliest of a series of attacks that killed 42 people, officials said. The violence, which comes a few weeks before scheduled elections, is the latest by insurgents bent on destabilizing the country. The blast […]

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