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Politician makes history by breastfeeding newborn daughter in parliament

Politician makes history by breastfeeding newborn daughter in parliament

Australian politician Larissa Waters proudly fed 11-week-old daughter Alia Joy after returning to the Senate for the first time since giving birth. At just 11 weeks old, tiny Alia Joy is blissfully unaware that she has made political history. The daughter of Australian politician Larissa Waters became the first baby to be breastfed in parliament. […]

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
100 injured as protesters storm Macedonia’s parliament and attack politicians

100 injured as protesters storm Macedonia’s parliament and attack politicians

Scores of people were injured as violence erupted in Macedonia’s parliament after nationalist protesters stormed the building in anger over a vote for a new speaker, the interior ministry said Friday. The chaos in Skopje broke out on Thursday evening, with dozens of demonstrators — including a group of masked men — breaking a police […]

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Nature seems to be against us- rain hampers Nepal rescue teams

Nature seems to be against us- rain hampers Nepal rescue teams

Apr 30, – Many people have been sleeping in the open after the quake – the United Nations has said 600,000 houses were destroyed or damaged. It has said eight million people have been affected, with at least two million in need of tents, water, food and medicines over the next three months.Dandal said foreign […]

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Police battle Bangkok protesters with tear gas

Police battle Bangkok protesters with tear gas

Dec 01, – At least three people have been killed and 54 wounded in skirmishes so far, according to police and emergency services. Most of the casualties occurred at a Bangkok stadium where gunshots rang out early Sunday for the second day and the body of one protester shot in the chest lay face-up on […]

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Rome mayor election tests Berlusconi influence on voters

Rome mayor election tests Berlusconi influence on voters

June 9, ROME (AP) — Media mogul Berlusconi campaigned for his center-right party’s candidate in Rome, incumbent Gianni Alemanno, who is trying for a second term in a runoff against former transplant surgeon Ignazio Marino, who is backed by the center-left. Alemanno trailed in the first round two weeks ago in Italy’s capital. In his […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
Bosnian special forces free people trapped in Parliament

Bosnian special forces free people trapped in Parliament

June 7, SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Some 1,500 lawmakers, civil servants and foreign guests have been freed from the Parliament building after police special forces formed a human cordon to break a siege by protesters demanding action on a new ID law. Nearly 3,000 people formed a chain around Bosnia’s Parliament on Thursday, trapping politicians, […]

June 7, 2013 | By More
Pakistan’s Parliament endorsed Nawaz Sharif as new prime minister

Pakistan’s Parliament endorsed Nawaz Sharif as new prime minister

June 5, AP – The Lower House voted 244 to 98 in favor of Sharif on Wednesday, returning the office of the prime minister to him more than a decade after he was removed from power in a military coup. Pakistan’s parliament has endorsed Nawaz Sharif as its new prime minister for an unprecedented third term. The […]

June 5, 2013 | By More
Afghanistan: Hard-line Islamist students protest women’s rights decree

Afghanistan: Hard-line Islamist students protest women’s rights decree

May 23, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The protest came days after conservative lawmakers’ vehement opposition blocked an attempt to cement the decree’s provisions in legislation. Most of international force that ousted the Taliban is now preparing to withdraw by the end of next year, and activists fear an erosion of the women’s rights will follow […]

May 23, 2013 | By More
Cyprus’ parliament voted in favour of international bailout

Cyprus’ parliament voted in favour of international bailout

May 1, AP – The bailout passed 29-27 on Tuesday in Cyprus, finalizing the terms stipulated by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to receive billions in emergency funds. Cyprus’ parliament has voted in favor of a bailout from international lenders whose agreement terms have upset worried Cypriots. As part […]

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