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Search resumes for Malaysian plane presumed crashed, with 239 on board

Search resumes for Malaysian plane presumed crashed, with 239 on board

Mar 09, – There were no reports of bad weather and no sign of why the Boeing 777-200ER would have vanished from radar screens about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast […]

March 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Syrian army drives rebels from site of alleged killing

Syrian army drives rebels from site of alleged killing

Feb 18, Beirut, – State news agency SANA said government troops took control of the village of Maan on Monday after destroying the last “hideouts of terrorists, who came into the village and committed a massacre.” Syria refers to rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad as terrorists. The nearly 3-year-old conflict has become increasingly […]

February 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
India hunts man-eating tiger that killed eight people

India hunts man-eating tiger that killed eight people

Feb 04, – Since December 29, the hungry man-eating tiger is believed to have killed eight people living near the national park which covers 521 square kilometres in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The spree has terrorised villagers and prompted officials to call on Khan to stop the toll rising further. As […]

February 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine’s anti-protest laws anti-democratic: John Kerry

Ukraine’s anti-protest laws anti-democratic: John Kerry

Jan 18, Kiev – The European Union and the United States expressed alarm Friday after the Ukrainian parliament approved strict curbs on protests that the opposition branded as a brazen power grab. US Secretary of State John Kerry called the parliament’s decision anti-democratic and wrong, while EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said such actions […]

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Fire on express train in southern India kills at least 26

Fire on express train in southern India kills at least 26

Dec 28, – A fire on an overnight train killed at least 23 people Saturday in southern India as it ripped through a carriage packed with sleeping passengers, local television networks reported. The express train was travelling from the southern city of Bangalore to Nanded when the fire broke out in an air-conditioned carriage around […]

December 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Crimes Against Women Grossly Underestimated, Report Says

Crimes Against Women Grossly Underestimated, Report Says

Dec 14, – Violence committed against women by men is vastly under-reported in many countries, a large new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 93,600 women in 24 countries who survived sexual or physical violence, often called gender-based violence. Only 7 percent of the survivors reported the incidents to legal, medical or social […]

December 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kiev: Riot police deployed near protest sites

Kiev: Riot police deployed near protest sites

Dec 09, Kiev, Ukraine – Dozens of riot police in full gear have moved into the center of the Ukrainan capital where opposition activists have been occupying a city administration building and a central square. President Viktor Yanukovych has faced weeks of protests after shelving a treaty with the European Union last month to focus […]

December 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lebanese security forces regain control in southern Beirut

Lebanese security forces regain control in southern Beirut

Sep 24, – Lebanon has deployed security forces to southern Beirut after reaching an agreement with Shiite-militant Hezbollah, which has controlled the area for years. The state forces were to take over security checkpoints. Some 800 Lebanese soldiers were sent to neighborhoods in southern Beirut on Monday, an area long considered a Hezbollah stronghold. “The […]

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Tony Blair’s daughter held at gunpoint in London robbery

Tony Blair’s daughter held at gunpoint in London robbery

Se p 19, – Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s barrister daughter Kathryn escaped unhurt after being held at gunpoint by robbers on a central London street. The 29-year-old came face to face with two muggers as she and her boyfriend were walking their dog on Monday night. The two men, one armed with a […]

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian opposition elects interim prime minister

Syrian opposition elects interim prime minister

Sep 14, ISTANBUL — The main Western-backed opposition group in Syria has elected an interim prime minister as it seeks to firm up its standing as a viable political alternative there. The Syrian National Coalition voted during a meeting in Istanbul on Saturday to name Ahmad Saleh Touma, a dentist and longtime political activist, to […]

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