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UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges Venezuela to hear protesters’ demands

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges Venezuela to hear protesters’ demands

Mar 03, – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on the government of Venezuela to listen to protesters, many of them students, who have been demonstrating for weeks over economic stagnation, high crime rates and harsh political harrassment. Ban said the government of President Nicolas Maduro should listen to the demands of the protesters […]

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Suicide bombers attack court complex in Pakistani capital, killing 11

Suicide bombers attack court complex in Pakistani capital, killing 11

Mar 03, – A group of armed men, including two suicide attackers, stormed a court complex in the Pakistani capital on Monday in a rare terror attack in the heart of Islamabad that killed 11 people and wounded dozens. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the assault, which came just days after the Pakistani Taliban […]

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Venezuelan protesters keep up momentum despite ‘carnival season’

Venezuelan protesters keep up momentum despite ‘carnival season’

Mar 03, – Thousands of opposition demonstrators in Venezuela have marched through the streets of Caracas in new protests against the government.  At the end of the march, activists clashed with police in the opposition strongholds of Chacao and Altamira. President Nicolas Maduro extended the traditional carnival holidays until the end of this week and […]

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Death toll rises to 33 in knife rampage on China train station

Death toll rises to 33 in knife rampage on China train station

Mar 02, Kunming – More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern China, drawing police fire, in what authorities called a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists based in the far west, state media said Sunday. As many as 33 people were killed and 130 wounded. Police fatally […]

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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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Putin ready to invade Ukraine, armed forces seize Crimea

Putin ready to invade Ukraine, armed forces seize Crimea

Mar 02, – Talk of confrontation or outright war spread rapidly across Ukraine, with pro-Moscow demonstrators raising the Russian flag above government buildings in several cities and anti-Russian politicians calling for mobilization. Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament’s approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where his troops have apparently already seized the […]

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Passive smoking ‘increases risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy’

Passive smoking ‘increases risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy’

Mar 01, – Past research has linked passive smoking to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes and even hearing loss. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase a woman’s risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy. The study findings were recently published online in the journal Tobacco Control – a […]

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Venezuela: UN human rights chief calls for investigation into protest deaths

Venezuela: UN human rights chief calls for investigation into protest deaths

Mar 01, – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, expressed concern on Friday about reports of excessive force by the Venezuelan government against opposition protesters, calling on all sides to renounce violence. “The inflammatory rhetoric from all sides is utterly unhelpful and risks escalating the tense situation in the country,” Pillay said. […]

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John Kerry says he is discussing Venezuela mediation with Colombia

John Kerry says he is discussing Venezuela mediation with Colombia

Feb 28, – “We are working closely with Colombia and other countries to try to see how some kind of mediation might be able to take place, because it’s obviously already proven very difficult for the two sides to bring themselves together by themselves,” Kerry said during a joint news conference with his Colombian counterpart. […]

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Greece demonstrators protesting job cuts in Athens, scuffle with riot police

Greece demonstrators protesting job cuts in Athens, scuffle with riot police

Feb 28, Athens – Scuffles broke out Friday between demonstrators and police outside the finance ministry in central Athens, as Greece’s international debt inspectors met with ministers to discuss the pace of fiscal reforms. The demonstrators, mainly finance ministry cleaning ladies, school guards and municipal workers, were protesting job cuts required under Greece’s bailout agreement. […]

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