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Hundreds held over Canada child porn

Hundreds held over Canada child porn

Nov 14, – Police in Toronto say 341 people have been arrested and nearly 400 children rescued in a three-year investigation into a child pornography ring. At the centre of the inquiry was a Toronto-based firm that allegedly sold DVDs and streamed videos of naked boys in Germany, Romania and Ukraine. Azov Films marketed the […]

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Asia Europe Meeting ASEM talks overshadowed by Philippines typhoon

Asia Europe Meeting ASEM talks overshadowed by Philippines typhoon

Nov 11, – More than 30 foreign ministers from Europe and Asia have met in New Delhi for latest ASEM meeting. The conference, which is slated to cover growth and development, has been overshadowed by the deadly Philippines typhoon. The two-day ASEM (Asia Europe Meeting) talks opened on Monday under the theme “Bridge to Partnership […]

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Clashes in east Syria kill more than 40 fighters

Clashes in east Syria kill more than 40 fighters

Oct 16, – Syrian activists say that two days of heavy clashes between Kurdish fighters and Al Qaeda-linked rebels in the northeast have killed at least 41 on both sides. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the clashes in Hassakeh province pitted Kurdish militias against rebels from two Al Qaeda-linked factions Jabhat al-Nusra […]

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Arab Uprising: Bahrain sentences 9 to life on bomb charges

Arab Uprising: Bahrain sentences 9 to life on bomb charges

Oct 07, MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahrain says nine people have been sentenced to life in prison after trial on charges of bomb-making in the restive Gulf nation. Monday’s verdicts mark the latest in a series of recent court decisions that have raised tensions in the strategic kingdom, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Sunni-ruled […]

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UN: September deadliest month in Iraq, nearly 1,000 killed

UN: September deadliest month in Iraq, nearly 1,000 killed

Oct 01, BAGHDAD — An Iraqi sheik cradled his grandson’s tightly wrapped body Tuesday, his face grim and his eyes downcast, trailed by men bearing the coffin of the infant’s mother. The mother and son were killed the day before by a bombing in Baghdad — two among nearly 1,000 Iraqi lives lost to violence […]

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Dubai: 10-year jail for woman who smuggled cocaine in bra

Dubai: 10-year jail for woman who smuggled cocaine in bra

Sep 26, Dubai: A woman who smuggled 1.2 kilograms of cocaine through Dubai International Airport has been given a 10-year jail term. The Dubai Court of First Instance also fined the 30-year-old Thai woman, P.J., Dh50,000. Presiding judge Mohammad Al Batal said P.J. will be deported following the completion of her jail term. The woman […]

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Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Sep 19, – Graphic ads depicting the ravages of smoking have generated a bigger than expected response, federal health officials said Thursday. The Tips From Former Smokers campaign — which includes TV ads in which ex-smokers tell of their smoking-related health problems, such as amputations and cancer — resulted in even more calls to the […]

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Syria crisis: Assad confirms chemical weapons handover

Syria crisis: Assad confirms chemical weapons handover

Sep 12, – Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on Russian TV to confirm that his country’s chemical weapons will be placed under international control. Mr Assad told Rossiya 24 the move was as a result of a Russian initiative and not the threat of US military action. The comments came as the Russian and […]

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Indian court convicts 4 in fatal gang rape case

Indian court convicts 4 in fatal gang rape case

Sep 10, NEW DELHI — An Indian court convicted four men Tuesday in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, an attack that set off waves of protests and gave voice to years of anger over the treatment of women. The men, convicted on all the counts against […]

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