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Ukraine’s Crimea seeks to become independent state

Ukraine’s Crimea seeks to become independent state

Mar 11, – As the campaign increased for tension-filled Crimea to split off from Ukraine in a weekend referendum and join Russia, the region’s parliament said Tuesday that if voters approve the move it would first declare itself an independent state, a maneuver that could de-escalate the standoff between Moscow and the West. The move […]

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Indian Maoists attack kills 20 security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Indian Maoists attack kills 20 security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Mar 11, – Police say Maoist rebels have killed 20 paramilitary soldiers in an ambush in central India. Mukesh Gupta said rebels ambushed a paramilitary camp on Tuesday in a remote and dense forest in Chattisgarh state. The police said the rebels surrounded the camp and opened fire, killing 20 instantly. Several others were injured […]

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String of bombings, clashes in Iraq kill at least 42

String of bombings, clashes in Iraq kill at least 42

Mar 07, – No one claimed responsibility for the string of bombings that began Thursday afternoon local time, mostly from parked car bombs and one explosive planted in an outdoor market. Bombings targeting shoppers across central Iraq and clashes near the militant-held city of Fallujah have killed at least 42 people overnight. However, they bore […]

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Obama warns Putin over Ukraine, calls on Russia to pull back military

Obama warns Putin over Ukraine, calls on Russia to pull back military

Mar 02, – President Barack Obama told President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that Russia’s dispatch of troops to Ukraine flouted international law and warned he was courting political isolation if the incursion continued. Obama’s 90-minute telephone call with Putin represented the kind of direct confrontation between the men who run the White House and the […]

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Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela’s deadly unrest

Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela’s deadly unrest

Feb 27, Caracas – The capital Caracas, which has seen most of the at least 13 fatalities from this month’s unrest, was quieter on Thursday, though opposition activists planned a rally and demonstrators maintained a few street barricades. Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday on Thursday with some protests still simmering but President Nicolas Maduro’s […]

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Palestinian Mother hangs mentally challenged daughter

Palestinian Mother hangs mentally challenged daughter

Sep 15, Ramallah: A mother has admitted to beating her mentally challenged daughter before hanging her to death. The confession came after the mother turned herself in to the Palestinian Police. It is alleged that the daughter was mentally challenged and was murdered after her mother found out that she was pregnant. This family honour […]

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Aerobic fitness boosts memory and learning in children

Aerobic fitness boosts memory and learning in children

Sep 12, – Researchers say that physical fitness in children can boost their memory and learning abilities, particularly when initially learning a task that is more challenging. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by Lauren Raine and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The study involved 48 children aged […]

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Thai court convicts 2 Iranians in bomb plot

Thai court convicts 2 Iranians in bomb plot

Aug 22, BANGKOK — A Thai court on Thursday sentenced an Iranian man to life in prison and his compatriot to 15 years in jail for their roles in a botched bomb plot that was exposed last year when an accidental explosion blew apart the Bangkok villa where they were staying. Israeli and Thai officials […]

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Human Rights: 3 dead, 5 wounded in shooting in southern Germany

Human Rights: 3 dead, 5 wounded in shooting in southern Germany

Aug 20, BERLIN — A gunman opened fire on a meeting in a village in south Germany on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding five before taking his own life, police said. A police statement said the assailant had been attending an evening meeting of a property owners’ association in a restaurant in Dossenheim, a […]

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