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Wave of bomb attacks kill 20 in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad

Wave of bomb attacks kill 20 in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad

Jan 05, Baghdad –  new wave of bombings hit Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, killing at least 20 people Sunday, officials said, the latest assault by militants who have been fighting Iraqi security forces and allied tribes in country’s west. The deadliest attack took place in Baghdad’s Shiite northern Shaab neighborhood, when two parked car bombs exploded […]

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Taiwanese girl stuffs pet cat into jar, charged with abuse

Taiwanese girl stuffs pet cat into jar, charged with abuse

Dec 29, – Beiging: A female college student in Taiwan has been charged with animal abuse after she “punished” her pet cat by stuffing the feline in a plastic jar and then posting a picture of it on Facebook. Kiki Lin, a student at Taichung’s Providence University, came under fire from Facebook users after she […]

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Arab Uprising: Syrian government airstrike on Aleppo market ‘kills 21’

Arab Uprising: Syrian government airstrike on Aleppo market ‘kills 21’

Dec 28, Beirut – A Syrian government airstrike hit a crowded vegetable market in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing at least 21 people, activists said. For nearly two weeks, President Bashar Assad’s warplanes and helicopters have pounded opposition-controlled areas of the divided city. Activists say the aerial assault […]

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Diet Rich in Tomatoes May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Diet Rich in Tomatoes May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Dec 24, – It has long been known that postmenopausal women are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. But now, new research suggests that adopting a diet rich in tomatoes may reduce this risk. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. According to the National […]

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EU leaders keep door open for Ukraine to sign deal

EU leaders keep door open for Ukraine to sign deal

Dec 20, Brussels – European Union leaders are making renewed calls to Ukraine to sign a cooperation deal despite snubs from President Viktor Yanukovyck who wants closer ties with Moscow instead. Days after Russia announced a $15 billion bailout package for Ukraine and pledges to discount gas exports, EU leaders said Friday that Ukraine should […]

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China actress in sex for gifts claim gets apology from US website

China actress in sex for gifts claim gets apology from US website

Dec 19, – Los Angeles: A US-based Chinese news agency has apologised to award-winning actress Zhang Ziyi for claiming she slept with top Chinese officials for money and gifts, a publicist said Wednesday. In a statement Boxun News said there was no evidence to support the claims and acknowledged it did not contact the “Crouching […]

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Russia approves amnesty covering Pussy Riot, Greenpeace crew

Russia approves amnesty covering Pussy Riot, Greenpeace crew

Dec 18, – Russian MPs have backed an amnesty that may include some of the country’s best-known prisoners including Pussy Riot and the Greenpeace Arctic protesters. The State Duma in Moscow unanimously approved the law at its third reading and it is expected to come into force within days. It covers at least 20,000 prisoners, […]

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Standoff by police, protesters in Tunisia

Standoff by police, protesters in Tunisia

Dec 17, TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian police stepped up security while protesters from across the spectrum accused the government Tuesday of betraying the revolutions that started in this country and rocked the Arab world. The protests were held to mark three years since a young vendor set himself on fire in desperation over unemployment and […]

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28 children among 76 killed by Syria ‘barrel bombs’

28 children among 76 killed by Syria ‘barrel bombs’

Dec 16, – The Syrian air force was accused on Monday of killing 76 people by unleashing barrels packed with explosives on Aleppo, a focal point for fighting between regime and rebel forces. The bombardment, which activists described as “unprecedented”, came as the United Nations said the number of Syrian war refugees in the Middle […]

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At least 22 dead as bus plunges off Philippine highway

At least 22 dead as bus plunges off Philippine highway

Dec 16, – At least twenty-two people were killed when a commuter bus plunged from an elevated highway onto a van in Philippine capital Manila on Monday, police said, warning the death toll could rise. Twenty of those who died in the accident in the sprawling city were on board the bus, with the other […]

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