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Arab Uprising: Syria turning into ‘World War II scenario’

Arab Uprising: Syria turning into ‘World War II scenario’

Dec 04, – The Syrian conflict has become the most brutal of the 21st century. Children are often the victims, as a new NGO report shows. Some activists say they are not just innocents caught in the crossfire, but Assad’s targets. On May 2 and 3, 2013, Syrian government forces killed at least 167 people […]

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Fast & Furious star Paul Walker dies in California car crash

Fast & Furious star Paul Walker dies in California car crash

Dec 01, – Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died in a car crash this afternoon when his friend lost control of a Porsche GT and collided with a street light. The star’s representatives and official Facebook page confirmed his death this evening. Walker, 40, was a passenger in the high-powered super-car when it spun […]

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Thailand protesters target army, ruling party headquarters

Thailand protesters target army, ruling party headquarters

Nov 29, – Protesters in Thailand have forced their way into the army headquarters compound, as anti-government rallies went into a sixth day. More protesters gathered outside ruling party headquarters, as part of efforts to force the government to step down. On Thursday, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra urged demonstrators to end the street protests, after […]

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Islamic scarf controversy Muslims challenge French “veil” law

Islamic scarf controversy Muslims challenge French “veil” law

Nov 27, – A leading French feminist group has urged the ECHR to uphold the ban, arguing that it liberates women. “The full-face veil, by literally burying the body and the face, constitutes a true deletion of the woman as an individual in public,” the head of the International League for Women’s Rights, Annie Sugier, […]

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Some in Pakistan threatened by Turkish TV invasion

Some in Pakistan threatened by Turkish TV invasion

Nov 26, KARACHI, Pakistan — Ottoman Turks never expanded their empire as far as today’s Pakistan, but some here fear their descendants are now launching a cultural invasion — via popular soap operas that Pakistani artists and politicians say threaten the local TV industry and the country’s conservative Islamic values. Some of the Turkish shows […]

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18,000 Indonesians flee erupting volcano

18,000 Indonesians flee erupting volcano

Nov 25, – Almost 18,000 people have now fled their homes as a volcano violently erupts in western Indonesia, an official said, as it spewed more red-hot gas and rocks on Monday. Authorities at the weekend issued the highest safety alert for Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra after it erupted spectacularly, urging everyone […]

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Baghdad hit by deadly bomb blasts

Baghdad hit by deadly bomb blasts

Nov 25, – At least 24 people have been killed and dozens injured in a series of bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say. The deadliest attack happened in the evening, when at least 15 were killed by blasts outside a cafe at an outdoor market in the central Sadriya district. […]

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160 killed as rebels battle to break siege of Damascus suburbs

160 killed as rebels battle to break siege of Damascus suburbs

Nov 24, – Beirut: At least 160 rebel fighters and Syrian troops have been killed in two days of clashes in the Eastern Gouta region just outside Damascus, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The latest fighting comes against the backdrop of regime advances in Damascus province that have cut rebel supply lines to the […]

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Battle for control of Syrian army base kills 24 rebels

Battle for control of Syrian army base kills 24 rebels

Nov 22, BEIRUT — Syrian activists say at least 24 rebels have died in battle for a military base near a northern opposition-held city but that government troops have managed to hold on to it. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad’s government launched an assault on […]

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Sri Lanka president Rajapakse defiant on rights inquiry

Sri Lanka president Rajapakse defiant on rights inquiry

Nov 17, – Speaking on the second day of the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka. British PM David Cameron had urged Mr Rajapaksa to ensure an independent inquiry or face a UN investigation. Rajapaksa has reacted defiantly to the UK’s call for an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses, saying “people in glass houses shouldn’t […]

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