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Trapped civilians in Syria’s Homs await UN aid

Trapped civilians in Syria’s Homs await UN aid

Feb 08, Homs – Syria began evacuating civilians from a besieged area of Homs on Friday while Russia announced that Syria’s warring parties had agreed a three-day ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid in to those who remain. The first bus carrying 11 weary-looking evacuees, accompanied by Syrian Arab Red Crescent officials, arrived at a meeting […]

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Central African Republic rebels leave hillside military camp

Central African Republic rebels leave hillside military camp

Jan 28, Bangui – Thousands of jubilant residents took to the streets of Central African Republic’s capital to celebrate Tuesday after peacekeepers escorted dozens more rebels from military bases in the latest sign the fighters are losing their grip on the country following nearly a year of abuses. Their departure from Camp Kasai comes a […]

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Britain wants change in rules on EU free movement

Britain wants change in rules on EU free movement

Dec 05, – Britain wants to change the rules governing the free movement of people across the EU, Home Secretary Theresa May will tell European ministers. Mrs May will speak in Brussels, ahead of the lifting of movement controls on Bulgarians and Romanians. She says free access to labour markets must not be allowed to […]

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News update: Death toll rises to 8 in Glasgow helicopter crash

News update: Death toll rises to 8 in Glasgow helicopter crash

Nov 30, – Scottish police have said eight people have been killed in the helicopter crash at a Glasgow pub. Officials have said all three aboard the helicopter were killed along with five people found inside the building. The area surrounding the Clutha pub was cordoned off through Saturday, which is St. Andrew’s Day, a […]

November 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
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 […]

November 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa hits out at critics

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa hits out at critics

Nov 14, – Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hit out at critics amid heightened scrutiny of his government’s human rights records on the eve of a Commonwealth summit hosted in Colombo. The president said his government ended killings in the country by defeating Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009. Several leaders are boycotting the event […]

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Alcohol neither causes nor prevents depression

Alcohol neither causes nor prevents depression

Sep 14, – A new study does not support the belief that alcohol consumption causes depression – nor that it prevents it. This was the conclusion of clinical neuroscientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA). They write about their findings in a paper published online recently in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. In their paper, […]

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