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Bus carrying foreign students crashes in Spain, killing 13

Bus carrying foreign students crashes in Spain, killing 13

Mar 20, – The students, who were on a European exchange programme in the northeastern region of Catalonia, came from several countries including Britain, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Switzerland, Norway and Sweden but also Japan and Peru. Thirteen students of various nationalities were killed and dozens more injured in Spain Sunday when a bus carrying them […]

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Chemical watchdog agrees Syria arsenal destruction plan

Chemical watchdog agrees Syria arsenal destruction plan

Nov 16, – The world’s chemical watchdog on Friday adopted a final roadmap for ridding Syria of its arsenal by mid-2014, only reaching agreement hours before a deadline expired. “The plan is adopted,” Christian Chartier, a spokesman for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), told AFP after a meeting of its 41-member […]

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Norway rocker in French court for alleged racism

Norway rocker in French court for alleged racism

Oct 17, – Kristian “Varg” Vikernes, 40, was initially detained on terrorism suspicions after he and his French wife visited a gun club. Authorities turned up no plot, but instead filed charges linked to his alleged anti-Semitic and xenophobic messages. He faces up to five years in prison. A Norwegian heavy metal rocker on trial […]

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World not ready for aging population

World not ready for aging population

Oct 01, – The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying […]

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Norway’s parliament approves mandatory military service to women

Norway’s parliament approves mandatory military service to women

June 15, AP – Norway’s parliament overwhelmingly backed a resolution on Friday, which urges the government to push ahead with legislation on gender neutral conscription. Norway has voted to extend mandatory military conscription to all citizens, regardless of gender, the first peacetime European or NATO country to do so. Women will now likely face one […]

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Communist rebels ambush convoy of Philippine elite police, kill 7

Communist rebels ambush convoy of Philippine elite police, kill 7

May 27, MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The members of the elite police Special Action Force were en route to a hospital for a regular medical test when the rebels, hiding in the bush along the road, detonated the explosive device and sprayed the vehicle with gunfire, said the regional police director, Chief Superintendent Rodrigo de […]

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Moscow protests alleged vote theft at Eurovision

Moscow protests alleged vote theft at Eurovision

May 22, AP – MOSCOW — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was meeting with his counterpart from Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic that is investigating why the country’s announced votes did not give any points to Russia. Azerbaijan’s foreign minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, said the country’s mobile phone operators reported that Russia’s Dina Garipova came second in […]

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In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

May 19, AP – Twenty-six countries battled it out in the 58th Eurovision Song Contest finale, held on Saturday in Malmö, in southern Sweden. Ahead of the competition, bookmakers had tipped Denmark would take out the competition comfortably. 20-year-old Emmelie De Forest won with her song “Only Teardrops”. Denmark has won Eurovision 2013 in a […]

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