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Two killed by deadly mortar fire near Damascus opera

Two killed by deadly mortar fire near Damascus opera

Apr 06, – Mortar shells exploded near the Damascus Opera House on Sunday, killing two, state media said, as rebels intensified their shelling of the Syrian capital to relieve pressure on an opposition neighborhood that government forces have been trying to seize. The opera, officially called the Assad House for Culture and Arts, is located […]

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Five dead as landslide triggers train derailment in Indonesia

Five dead as landslide triggers train derailment in Indonesia

Apr 05, – A passenger train hit mounds of mud triggered by a landslide and derailed in central Indonesia, killing at least three people and injuring seven, an official said Saturday. A landslide following torrential rains buried part of the tracks at a dark junction during a heavy downpour and the train’s brakes could not […]

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Dozens injured as riot police crackdown on Venezuela students

Dozens injured as riot police crackdown on Venezuela students

Apr 04, – Violent clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas have left several people injured. Clashes broke out after Venezuela National Police officers and anti-riot police used tear gas to disperse students of the Central University of Venezuela, who were marching toward the offices of Vice President Jorge Arreaza […]

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Amnesty Intl’ accuses Venezuela government of torturing opposition protesters

Amnesty Intl’ accuses Venezuela government of torturing opposition protesters

Apr 01, – The anti-government protests and riots in Venezuela that have been going on for nearly two months have resulted in torture, abuse, arbitrary arrests and human rights violations against the opposition, Amnesty International (AI) said in a report released in Madrid on Tuesday. AI has called on the Organization of American States (OAS), […]

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Putin informs Merkel of partial troop withdrawal from Ukraine border

Putin informs Merkel of partial troop withdrawal from Ukraine border

Mar 31, – Russian President Vladimir Putin has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he has ordered the withdrawal of some Russian troops from the border with Ukraine. A Merkel spokesman said Mr. Putin ordered a “partial withdrawal” of troops from Ukraine’s eastern border. The United States estimates Russia has 40,000 troops along the border, […]

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Election violence in Turkey leaves 8 dead, 20 injured

Election violence in Turkey leaves 8 dead, 20 injured

Mar 30, – Violent feuds broke out Sunday in Turkish local elections for village and neighbourhood leaders, leaving eight people dead and 13 wounded, media reports said. At least six people died and four were wounded in the village of Yuvacik, Sanliurfa province, in the country’s mainly Kurdish southeast, the Dogan news agency said. Rival […]

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Top diplomats push for Ukraine solution in Paris talks

Top diplomats push for Ukraine solution in Paris talks

Mar 30, – The White House says Obama told Putin that Russia must pull back troops from the Ukrainian border and not move deeper into Ukraine. The Kremlin says Putin is suggesting “possible steps the global community can take to help stabilize the situation.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei […]

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Egypt: Female Journalist Shot, Killed in Cairo clashes

Egypt: Female Journalist Shot, Killed in Cairo clashes

Mar 29, Cairo – A 20-year-old female reporter for an independent newspaper was shot dead Friday while covering pro-Morsi demonstrations in the northern Cairo neighborhood of Ein Shams, sources said. Her name was ”Mayada Acharaf, she worked for Adoustour newspaper and she was killed by the Muslim Brotherhood”, according to Veto independent website. ”She was […]

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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 […]

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US Lawmakers urge Obama to press Saudis on human rights

US Lawmakers urge Obama to press Saudis on human rights

Mar 28, – Dozens of US lawmakers have urged President Barack Obama to publicly address Saudi Arabia’s “systematic human rights violations” when he visits the kingdom Friday. With their decades-old alliance fraying amid tensions over Washington’s efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran and its reluctance to engage more forcefully in Syria, regional issues […]

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