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Spanish women rally to defend abortion rights, job equality

Spanish women rally to defend abortion rights, job equality

Mar 10, – Thousands rallied in Spanish cities on Saturday to mark International Women’s Day with noisy demonstrations for equality at work and against the government’s bid to curb abortion rights. The annual awareness day drew particular attention this year with campaigners defending women’s labour rights as Spain struggles with a 26-percent unemployment rate despite […]

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Nepal beefs security to crush Tibetan protests

Nepal beefs security to crush Tibetan protests

Mar  10, – Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal’s capital and detained the protesters on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet. The two men and three women waved Tibet flags and chanted “Free Tibet, get out of Tibet, we want justice” near the Chinese embassy visa […]

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Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia as tension escalates on ground in Crimea

Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia as tension escalates on ground in Crimea

Mar 09, – The US has warned Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy. US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Crimea is part of Ukraine and Moscow should avoid military escalation. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has been discussing the deepening crisis with […]

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30 feared dead in Syria barrel bomb attacks

30 feared dead in Syria barrel bomb attacks

Mar 08, Beirut – Government aircraft have dropped have crude “barrel bombs” on an embattled rebel-held city in western Syria, killing civilians, activists said. Death tolls from the reported strikes on Yabroud varied widely, as is often the case during the three-year-long conflict. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday that 16 […]

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Ukraine crisis: Political, military standoff escalates in Crimea region

Ukraine crisis: Political, military standoff escalates in Crimea region

Mar 08, – Russia said any U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula. In a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, […]

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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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Bahrain: Interior ministry says two children injured as bomb explodes

Bahrain: Interior ministry says two children injured as bomb explodes

Mar 06, – Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Thursday two children were injured after they were instructed to plant a bomb in the same village where a bomb killed two local policemen and an officer from the United Arab Emirates earlier this week. The two children, aged 10 and 11, had been instructed by “terrorists” […]

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Power of meditation ‘helps beat stress of cancer’

Power of meditation ‘helps beat stress of cancer’

Mar 05, – Researchers say practising it can control stress and improve the wellbeing of women having radiation treatment. Yoga may improve the lives of breast cancer patients, a study has found. Simple stretching exercises were able to lessen fatigue, the study showed.  But – when stretching was combined with the breathing, meditation and relaxation […]

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Giant asteroid to pass between Earth and moon tonight

Giant asteroid to pass between Earth and moon tonight

Mar 05, – A giant asteroid will pass extremely close by to earth and our moon tonight, according to NASA. While the asteroid will come close enough for star gazers with a good telescope to see the celestial event, there will be no an apocalyptic near miss, with its closest distance from earth estimated to […]

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Egypt panel criticizes security forces over handling of pro-Mursi sit-in

Egypt panel criticizes security forces over handling of pro-Mursi sit-in

Mar 05, – A government-appointed panel largely blamed supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi for the death of hundreds of people when security forces dispersed a Cairo protest camp last August, one of the bloodiest days in Egypt’s modern history. The panel placed some responsibility on security forces, saying that they did not maintain […]

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