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Flooded Britain battered by new storm

Flooded Britain battered by new storm

Feb 14, London – The Met Office said a “multi-pronged attack” of wind, rain and snow would sweep across the country after making landfall in southwest England early Friday. Britain faced a fresh battering Friday as a new Atlantic storm barrelled in, threatening to dump a month’s worth of rain on flood-hit communities already struggling […]

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Greek unemployment rate crosses 28 percent threshold, reaching new high

Greek unemployment rate crosses 28 percent threshold, reaching new high

Feb 13, – The jobless rate in Greece reached a record high of 28% in November, according to newly released government figures. The rate increased from 27.7% in the previous month. For those under the age of 25, unemployment hit 61.4%. Harsh austerity measures have led the Greek economy to shrink by a quarter in […]

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Killing in Syria accelerates as Geneva peace talks falter

Killing in Syria accelerates as Geneva peace talks falter

Feb 13, – Assad’s army and Hezbollah fighters pound the strategic border town of Yabroud where rebels prepared to resist a ground offensive. The evacuation of civilians and delivery of aid to besieged rebel-held areas of Syria’s third city Homs resumed Wednesday, as peace talks in Geneva struggled to make headway. Government and opposition delegations […]

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Turkey’s internet censorship bill passes through parliament

Turkey’s internet censorship bill passes through parliament

Feb 06, – Turkey’s Parliament on Wednesday approved measures which would allow the telecommunications authority to block websites for a privacy violation without seeking permission from a court. They would also force Internet providers to keep records on Web users’ activities for two years and make them available to authorities on request. The legislation was […]

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New draft of Saudi anti-terrorism law worries activists

New draft of Saudi anti-terrorism law worries activists

Feb 02, Dubai – The law states that any act that “undermines” the state or society, including calls for regime change in Saudi Arabia, can be tried as an act of terrorism. It also grants security services broad powers to raid homes and track phone calls and Internet activity. Saudi Arabia put into effect a […]

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Suicide car bomb kills 2 in east Afghanistan

Suicide car bomb kills 2 in east Afghanistan

Jan 30, – Kabul – A suicide car bomber killed two police officers in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday while policemen elsewhere in the same province foiled another suicide attack, officials said. The car bomber targeted a police and intelligence compound in Nangarhar province’s Pachir Wagam district, said provincial spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai. In an emailed […]

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45 dead, more than one million displaced in Philippines flooding

45 dead, more than one million displaced in Philippines flooding

Jan 22, – Manila: Tropical depression Lingling remained in the Pacific Ocean but poured 13 days of rain, with flash floods and landslides killing 45 people in the Philippines. Eight people were reported missing, 68 injured and at least 900,000 affected in four regions as the storm was spotted 230km off southern Philippines’ eastern seaboard […]

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Diplomat row: India blames US for ‘mini crisis’

Diplomat row: India blames US for ‘mini crisis’

Jan 11, New Delhi – India’s government said Saturday that there was no standoff with the United States over the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York, as both countries appear eager to defuse the monthlong dispute. After meeting with the diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, following her return to New Delhi, External […]

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News Update: Bomb near Syrian school kills 18 women, kids in Hama

News Update: Bomb near Syrian school kills 18 women, kids in Hama

Jan 09, – A powerful car bomb exploded near a school in a central province Thursday, killing at least 18 people and causing massive damage to a residential area, Syrian state media and an opposition watchdog said. The explosion targeted the al-Kaffat village in Hama province, an area populated mostly by members of the country’s […]

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Sub-Zero Arctic Blast halts life across USA

Sub-Zero Arctic Blast halts life across USA

Jan 07, – Chilling cold snarled air travel, closed schools and prompted calls Tuesday for people to stay inside in the United States and Canada, as temperatures plunged to lows not seen in two decades. Superlatives of cold-talk abounded, even in midwestern states used to chest-high snow and bitter cold, as the National Weather Service […]

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