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The world’s largest democratic event: India begins giant general election

The world’s largest democratic event: India begins giant general election

Apr 07, – Voters in India’s remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world’s biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge in economic growth. With 814 million eligible voters, India will vote in stages over the next five weeks in a […]

April 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Venezuela journalist attacked by pro-government militia in Central University

Venezuela journalist attacked by pro-government militia in Central University

Apr 04, – Masked militia stormed a university in Caracas hurling stones and fireworks as tensions mount over Venezuela’s crippled economy. The militia members prevented journalists from photographing a student who lay on the ground, apparently gravely injured. Pro-government students at the Central University of Venezuela battered their anti-establishment peers with sticks, hospitalising three. Hundreds […]

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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 […]

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Chinese families slam Malaysia over lost plane

Chinese families slam Malaysia over lost plane

Mar 25, – Furious that Malaysia has declared their loved ones lost in a plane crash without physical evidence, Chinese relatives of the missing marched Tuesday to the Malaysian Embassy, where they threw plastic water bottles, tried to rush the gate and chanted, “Liars!” The Chinese government, meanwhile, demanded that Malaysia turn over the satellite […]

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

Mar 24, – A court in Egypt on Monday sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police, convicting them after only two sessions in one of the largest mass trials in the country in decades. The verdicts are subject to appeal and would […]

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
EU imposes sanctions after Moscow wins overwhelming Crimea vote

EU imposes sanctions after Moscow wins overwhelming Crimea vote

Mar 17, – The European Union is to impose sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia on Monday following a weekend referendum, Lithuania’s foreign minister said. Crimea’s leaders declared a Soviet-style 97-percent result in favour of seceding from Ukraine in a vote […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
India celebrates Holi, the festival of colors

India celebrates Holi, the festival of colors

Mar 17, – Holi, The Festival of Colors presents a wonderful opportunity for art teachers to use bright colors in their art lessons. Colored powders can be used to create powder paintings (similar to sand paintings). Paintings can be created to illustrate the history of the Indian holiday. The Festival of Colours, (also called Holaka, […]

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No progress under Rouhani, says Iranian women’s rights activists

No progress under Rouhani, says Iranian women’s rights activists

Mar 16, – The government of President Hassan Rouhani distanced itself from the meeting, with foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham saying it didn’t “help relations between Iran and Europe.” Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani called Ashton’s meeting “contrary to the security and interests of the country.” Women’s rights groups were hoping that the status quo […]

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