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China’s flourishing sex industry is dangerous and degrading

China’s flourishing sex industry is dangerous and degrading

Mar 06, – At the White Horse Club, one of Shanghai’s grandest entertainment venues, wealthy women go wild each night, partying with tall, muscular men for whose company they pay. It is at least 800 yuan (HK$1,000) for an evening with each Chinese “model”, or 1,200 yuan for a foreigner, but the party can go […]

March 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukrainian soldiers meet friends and family at blockaded Belbek military base

Ukrainian soldiers meet friends and family at blockaded Belbek military base

Mar 03, – Ukrainian soldiers at the Belbek military base talk friends and family members through the gates of the base entrance on March 3, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine. Tensions at the base, where between 100 and 200 Ukrainian soldiers are stationed, are high as a 4pm deadline reportedly given by Russian troops for the […]

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Greece demonstrators protesting job cuts in Athens, scuffle with riot police

Greece demonstrators protesting job cuts in Athens, scuffle with riot police

Feb 28, Athens – Scuffles broke out Friday between demonstrators and police outside the finance ministry in central Athens, as Greece’s international debt inspectors met with ministers to discuss the pace of fiscal reforms. The demonstrators, mainly finance ministry cleaning ladies, school guards and municipal workers, were protesting job cuts required under Greece’s bailout agreement. […]

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Qatar: Blast kills 12 and injures at least 30 in Doha

Qatar: Blast kills 12 and injures at least 30 in Doha

Feb 27, Doha – An explosion at a restaurant in the Qatari capital Doha has killed 12 people and injured at least 30, according to officials. Initial indications suggested a burst natural gas tank on top of a Turkish restaurant was to blame. It happened shortly after 10:00 (7:00 GMT), near a petrol station and […]

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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
Nearly 100 Philippine rebels killed or captured

Nearly 100 Philippine rebels killed or captured

Sep 15, – Nearly 100 militants who have held scores of people hostage for a week in a southern Philippine city have been killed or captured in an offensive to retake rebel-held coastal communities, officials said on Sunday. Army troops and police special forces have regained rebel-held grounds and are pressing an assault deeper into […]

September 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cruel behaviour has reward value for ‘everyday sadists’

Cruel behaviour has reward value for ‘everyday sadists’

Sep 14, – Researchers from the University of British Columbia conducted studies about the pleasure and excitement sadists get from causing pain or displeasure, and the findings reveal that what they term “everyday sadism” is more common than we might think. Psychological scientist Erin Buckels led the studies, which showed that people who were classed […]

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Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Sep 13, – US and Afghan forces have fought off an attack by Taliban insurgents on the US consulate in the western city of Herat.   Two Afghan police and one security guard were killed in the dawn assault, along with four attackers. The US consulate said its staff were safe. The Taliban said they […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kremlin: Russia and US no closer to Syria agreement

Kremlin: Russia and US no closer to Syria agreement

Sep 06, – Speeches by key leaders at the end of the G20 summit in St Petersburg have laid bare the bitter divisions over possible military action in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin restated his opposition to any strike, saying it would destabilise the region. US President Barack Obama said action was necessary in reaction […]

September 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Over 200 killed in massive chemical attack near Damascus

Over 200 killed in massive chemical attack near Damascus

Aug 21, – Pro-opposition activists have said the Syrian government has used chemical weapons during intensified shelling outside the capital, killing scores. The government has denied the reports. Several pro-opposition groups have accused President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces of carrying out “poisonous gas” attack near the capital on Wednesday. The attacks took place in the […]

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