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Venezuelan leader targets protesters using excessive force

Venezuelan leader targets protesters using excessive force

Mar 19, – Hundreds of national guardsmen in riot gear swept through Caracas’s Altamira Plaza in a predawn operation Monday, seizing the square located in an upscale section of the capital that has been the symbolic center of the anti-government campaign. On Tuesday, the plaza remained militarized, and although smaller groups of protesters rallied in […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Despite UN efforts, Central Africa Republic rife with killing

Despite UN efforts, Central Africa Republic rife with killing

Feb 11, – The Christian fighters who armed themselves to retaliate against brutal Muslim rebels came under growing criticism Tuesday, with the U.N. accusing them of contributing to a “climate of complete impunity” after the French military said they now had become enemies of peace. In a sign that France now may be stepping up […]

February 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Spanish police detain 2 women with cocaine hidden under wigs

Spanish police detain 2 women with cocaine hidden under wigs

Jan 05, – Spanish police said Friday they caught two women flying in from Brazil with more than a kilo (two pounds) of cocaine each hidden under their wigs. The two women, who were Portuguese and aged 18 and 28, arrived at Madrid’s Barajas airport on different days from Sao Paulo, police said in a […]

January 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?

Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?

Dec 12, – Exposing their young children to music just comes naturally to Jill and Bob Williams of Appleton. “Music is a huge part of our life,” said Jill Williams, who plays piano, and also bassoon for the UW Fox Valley Concert Band and a local woodwind quintet. Since Rose, 3, and her baby sister, […]

December 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ukrainian Riot Police Withdraw After Overnight Move on Protesters

Ukrainian Riot Police Withdraw After Overnight Move on Protesters

Dec 11, – Riot police have begun leaving a large camp in central Kyiv following overnight clashes with protesters. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian government appears to be mulling a deal with the EU, in exchange for more aid. Ukrainian authorities ordered the removal of riot police and Interior Ministry forces from Independence Square on Wednesday only […]

December 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
At least 15 dead as new massive earthquake rocks Pakistan

At least 15 dead as new massive earthquake rocks Pakistan

Sep 28, QUETTA, Pakistan — A major earthquake rocked Pakistan’s southwest Saturday, killing at least 15 and sending panicked people running into the street just days after another quake in the same region killed hundreds, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that a 6.8 magnitude quake was felt in Pakistan’s southwestern […]

September 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kerry calls Syria chemical weapons talks ‘constructive’

Kerry calls Syria chemical weapons talks ‘constructive’

Sep 13, – US Secretary of State John Kerry has described as “constructive” talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on securing Syria’s chemical weapons. The two men began a second day of talks in Geneva by meeting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. Mr Kerry said he hoped a date could be set for wider […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
8-year-old Yemeni girl dies from internal injuries on wedding night

8-year-old Yemeni girl dies from internal injuries on wedding night

Sep 09, – Manama: Kuwaitis have called for stringent action against a family in Yemen after their eight-year-old daughter died of internal injuries on the first night of her arranged marriage to a man more than five times her age. Rawan died in city of Hardh in the Governorate of Hajjah in northwestern Yemen, Kuwaiti […]

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