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Afghan woman bids for power to halt slide in rights

Afghan woman bids for power to halt slide in rights

Mar 31, – A fair election would mark Afghanistan’s first democratic transfer of power, a monumental achievement for Afghans struggling to end decades of bloodletting and cement fragile gains in education, health and human rights. The deeply conservative, all-male crowd at Afghanistan’s Kandahar stadium stared in disbelief as the small woman in a modest black […]

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Election violence in Turkey leaves 8 dead, 20 injured

Election violence in Turkey leaves 8 dead, 20 injured

Mar 30, – Violent feuds broke out Sunday in Turkish local elections for village and neighbourhood leaders, leaving eight people dead and 13 wounded, media reports said. At least six people died and four were wounded in the village of Yuvacik, Sanliurfa province, in the country’s mainly Kurdish southeast, the Dogan news agency said. Rival […]

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Top diplomats push for Ukraine solution in Paris talks

Top diplomats push for Ukraine solution in Paris talks

Mar 30, – The White House says Obama told Putin that Russia must pull back troops from the Ukrainian border and not move deeper into Ukraine. The Kremlin says Putin is suggesting “possible steps the global community can take to help stabilize the situation.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei […]

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Malaysia: Chinese relatives demand more information on missing plane

Malaysia: Chinese relatives demand more information on missing plane

Mar 30, – Several dozen Chinese relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 arrived in Malaysia on Sunday in the hope of finding out more about what has happened to the airliner, which vanished more than three weeks ago. The families are calling for a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib […]

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Afghanistan: 5 suicide bombers killed after 4-hour battle

Afghanistan: 5 suicide bombers killed after 4-hour battle

Mar 29, – An armed Taliban attack on the election commission headquarters in the Afghan capital has ended. All five attackers were killed by Afghan police. For four hours, the five militants launched an attack with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns on the Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters on the eastern edge of the capital […]

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Plane makes emergency landing in Brazil with no front wheels

Plane makes emergency landing in Brazil with no front wheels

Mar 29, – An Avianca Airlines passenger jet safely made an emergency landing in Brasilia after its front landing gear failed to deploy, authorities said. None of the 49 passengers and crew of five on the Fokker 100 jet were injured when the plane landed on its rear wheels before lowering the nose onto the […]

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Egypt: Female Journalist Shot, Killed in Cairo clashes

Egypt: Female Journalist Shot, Killed in Cairo clashes

Mar 29, Cairo – A 20-year-old female reporter for an independent newspaper was shot dead Friday while covering pro-Morsi demonstrations in the northern Cairo neighborhood of Ein Shams, sources said. Her name was ”Mayada Acharaf, she worked for Adoustour newspaper and she was killed by the Muslim Brotherhood”, according to Veto independent website. ”She was […]

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Venezuela: Beauty queen Stefania Fernandez ‘campaign to raise awareness of escalating violence’

Venezuela: Beauty queen Stefania Fernandez ‘campaign to raise awareness of escalating violence’

Mar 28, – Stefanía Fernández, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2009, doesn’t look like a typical beauty queen for this campaign. A woman once crowned Miss Universe is lending her famous face to a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the alleged human rights violations that have occurred in her native country, Venezuela, during […]

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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. […]

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Election chiefs quit as attacks across Iraq kill 35

Election chiefs quit as attacks across Iraq kill 35

Mar 25, – The board of Iraq’s electoral commission resigned en masse on Tuesday in protest at political and judicial “interference”, throwing a general election due next month into disarray. The sudden decision comes with doubts already swirling over whether the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) could organise polling nationwide on April 30 with anti-government […]

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