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Rescue workers scour Washington mudslide rubble, up to 200 still missing

Rescue workers scour Washington mudslide rubble, up to 200 still missing

Mar 25, – Rescue workers sifted through mucky rubble on Tuesday amid dwindling hopes of finding any more survivors from among scores of people still missing from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state that killed at least 14. About a dozen workers searched overnight for as many as 176 people who have been reported […]

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Michelle Obama hosts education roundtable in china ahead of visit to Great Wall

Michelle Obama hosts education roundtable in china ahead of visit to Great Wall

Mar 23, – U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Chinese professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn’t have risen to where she was if her parents hadn’t pushed for her to get a good education. Mrs. Obama made her comments before hosting a discussion about education on the third day of a weeklong […]

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Spain: Anti-austerity protesters clash with police in Madrid, over 100 injured

Spain: Anti-austerity protesters clash with police in Madrid, over 100 injured

Mar 23, – Protesters clashed with police in Madrid as thousands of people trekked across Spain to protest austerity which they claim is destroying their country. Under the banner “no more cuts!” the protesters called for an end to the government’s “empty promises.” Police arrested at least 29 protesters following the clashes which took place […]

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7 killed, several others injured in new spate of attacks in Syria

7 killed, several others injured in new spate of attacks in Syria

Mar 22, – A source at the Police Command told that group opened fire at the bakery’s manager, Mohammad Baioun and chairman of the national reconciliation committee in al-Hameh, Hussam Skaf near the municipality building, killing the former while the latter was wounded by a gunshot. This is not the first attack against heads and […]

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Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Mar 21, Ankara – The popular micro-blogging site, one of several that has been used to publish allegations of corruption in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle, went dark in Turkey late Thursday, just hours after the embattled leader threatened to “wipe out” the social network. In a tweet, Turkey’s president on Friday hit […]

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Afghanistan hotel attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

Afghanistan hotel attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

Mar 21, – Four men with pistols stuffed in their socks attacked a luxury hotel in Kabul on Thursday, opening fire in a restaurant and killing nine people, including four foreigners, officials said. The attack came just hours after militants killed 11 people in an audacious assault on a police station in eastern Afghanistan. Afghan […]

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French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

Mar 20, – Young people in France who share videos as part of the Neknomination online drinking craze could face up to two years in jail if a charity succeeds in a legal complaint. The game, which is reported to have started in Australia and spread around the world, involves people filming themselves downing a […]

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Egypt: Two army officers, teenager killed in Cairo shootout

Egypt: Two army officers, teenager killed in Cairo shootout

Mar 20, – Ten people were killed in violence across Egypt on Wednesday, months ahead of a presidential vote meant to put Egypt back on a democratic path after last July’s army takeover. In Qalubiya province, north of Cairo, two soldiers were killed in a shootout with Islamist militants, the Interior Ministry said, adding that […]

March 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Israeli officials warn tensions with Syria could escalate into a ‘surprise war’

Israeli officials warn tensions with Syria could escalate into a ‘surprise war’

Mar 19, – Israeli jets struck a Syrian army training facility, a military headquarters building and artillery batteries, the army said in a e-mailed statement. The strikes were a response to the wounding of four Israeli soldiers by the explosion of a device on the Golan Heights frontier with Syria yesterday, the third such incident […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pakistani girl kidnapped, gang-raped and stripped naked for ‘revenge’

Pakistani girl kidnapped, gang-raped and stripped naked for ‘revenge’

Mar 19, – Islamabad, March 18: A young woman in Pakistan’s Punjab province was allegedly kidnapped and forcibly married twice before being gangraped and stripped naked in revenge for her brother having eloped with a girl from a different caste. Sanaullah, 22, had eloped with the daughter of a man who belongs to the Mallah […]

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