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Russian helicopter crash in Siberia kills 19, including 11 children

Russian helicopter crash in Siberia kills 19, including 11 children

July 02, AP – Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee said that a Mi-8 helicopter crash-landed in the remote mountainous Yakutia region in Siberia on Tuesday, killing 19 people. A helicopter crash in the remote Siberian region of Yakutia has killed 19 people, Russian authorities said. The aircraft was carrying 28 people, including 11 children, and was […]

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Taliban attack on NATO compound in Kabul; 6 killed

Taliban attack on NATO compound in Kabul; 6 killed

July 02, AP – KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Kabul provincial police chief Mohammad Ayuob Salangi said the powerful car bomb blew up at about 4:30 a.m., leaving a deep crater at the first gate leading into the camp. Two truck drivers who were waiting to enter the area were killed in the blast, he said. […]

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Russian opposition leader joins Moscow mayor race

Russian opposition leader joins Moscow mayor race

July 02, AP – Russia’s leading opposition figure launched his campaign against the Kremlin’s handpicked choice for mayor of Moscow Monday despite being on trial in a case he says is politically motivated. Anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny promised about 100 supporters in a hotel auditorium he would “destroy” President Vladimir Putin’s allies and “make life […]

July 1, 2013 | By More
Eurozone unemployment hits new record, 19.22 million people jobless

Eurozone unemployment hits new record, 19.22 million people jobless

July 01, AP – Joblessness across the 17 nations using the euro hit another record in May after a revision of data for the previous months, the EU statistics agency, Eurostat, reported on Monday. There is no sign yet of an end to swelling jobless ranks in the euro area, fresh figures from the European […]

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Five dead in Egypt as protesters demand Morsi ouster

Five dead in Egypt as protesters demand Morsi ouster

July 01, AP – “It is the biggest protest in Egypt’s history,” a military source told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding that “millions” of people were on the streets across the country. But as clashes broke out later on Sunday, five people were killed. Five people died as protesters flooded Egypt’s streets calling for […]

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Woman gives birth to a baby girl in Egypt’s Tahrir square

Woman gives birth to a baby girl in Egypt’s Tahrir square

June 30, AP – Cairo: An Egyptian woman on Sunday gave birth to a baby girl in Tahrir Square where she was attending a rally by the opposition demanding President Mohammad Mursi step down, activists said. The woman named her baby “Tamarod”, Arabic for rebellion”, after the popular opposition group, which is leading a nationwide […]

June 30, 2013 | By More
Police: four killed in Swiss helicopter crash

Police: four killed in Swiss helicopter crash

June 29, BERLIN (AP) — Four men including the 62-year-old pilot have died in a helicopter crash in southern Switzerland. Police in the Italian-speaking canton (state) of Ticino said the helicopter with six people on board crashed after clipping a boulder as it was taking off from a granite quarry near the town of Lodrino […]

June 29, 2013 | By More
Albania’s Socialists celebrate poll win

Albania’s Socialists celebrate poll win

June 26, TIRANA, Albania (AP) — With about 97 percent of the vote counted, the country’s election commission says the Socialists’ coalition has won around 53 percent, while the Democratic Party-led coalition of Prime Minister Sali Berisha had 36 percent, 12 percentage points less than four years ago. The last ballots are being counted in […]

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