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Syria 49 civilians killed after Assad bombs Idlib

Syria 49 civilians killed after Assad bombs Idlib

Jun 08, – At least 49 civilians, including six children, were killed on Monday in Syrian government air strikes on a town in Idlib province in the country’s northwest, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the raids hit a square in the town of Al-Janudiyah, in the west of the […]

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Yemen President Hadi resigns- government source

Yemen President Hadi resigns- government source

Jan 22, – Yemeni President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi resigned on Thursday, a government source said. Just before, Prime Minister Khaled Baha offered his government’s resignation to Hadi, saying it did not want to be dragged into “an unconstructive political maze.” This was an apparent reference to a stand-off between Hadi and Yemen’s powerful Houthi […]

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British police arrest teenage girl, 18, on suspicion of terrorism

British police arrest teenage girl, 18, on suspicion of terrorism

Jan 17, – A British schoolgirl feared to have run away to Syria to fight against Islamic State was held at Stansted airport yesterday on suspicion of terror offences. A-level student Silhan Ozcelik was 17 when she went missing in October. It was feared she had become the first UK female to join the war […]

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Ukraine rattled by intensive movements of troops crossing from Russia into Donetsk

Ukraine rattled by intensive movements of troops crossing from Russia into Donetsk

Nov 03, – The Ukrainian military on Sunday reported “intensive” movement of troops and equipment from Russia into the separatist controlled parts of eastern Ukraine. “There is intensive deployment of military equipment and personnel of the enemy from the territory of the Russian Federation onto territory temporarily controlled by insurgents,” Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko […]

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
U.S. begins enhanced Ebola screening program at New York’s JFK airport

U.S. begins enhanced Ebola screening program at New York’s JFK airport

Oct 11, – A stepped-up screening program that checks the temperature of travelers arriving from West Africa is starting at New York’s Kennedy International Airport, part of an ongoing effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has so far killed more than 4,000 people. The effort to screen travelers from the three West African […]

October 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
ISIS fighters capture Kurd HQ in Kobane

ISIS fighters capture Kurd HQ in Kobane

Oct 10, – A group monitoring the situation said militants had taken almost complete control of an area where the local Kurdish administration is based. “They have taken at least 40% (of the town),” Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said. Islamic State fighters were now in almost complete control of […]

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
First Dutch cat and dog restaurant opens in Amsterdam

First Dutch cat and dog restaurant opens in Amsterdam

Sep 30, – A dog eats during the opening of the first Dutch cat and dog restaurant in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In preparation for Animals day on October 4th, the Royal Canin Experience Center opened a pop-up eatery in Amsterdam for the four-legged friends. Press journalist for HRO media – Norberto LLuch reports.

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Israeli troops kill Palestinian in raid on West Bank refugee camp

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in raid on West Bank refugee camp

Sep 10, – A Palestinian was shot dead early Wednesday in clashes which broke out when Israeli troops entered a West Bank refugee camp near Ramallah, sources on both sides said. Palestinian medics and security sources named him as Taysir Qatari, 22, and said he had been hit in the chest by gunfire during stone-throwing […]

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
World ‘losing battle’ to contain Ebola, MSF warns response ‘lethally inadequate’

World ‘losing battle’ to contain Ebola, MSF warns response ‘lethally inadequate’

Aug 03, – International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said the world was “losing the battle” to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries. MSF told a UN briefing in New York that world leaders were failing to address the epidemic and called for an urgent global […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Landslides kill at least 36 in Japanese city of Hiroshima

Landslides kill at least 36 in Japanese city of Hiroshima

Aug 20, – At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said. Seven people were missing after a month’s worth of rain fell overnight, loosening slopes already […]

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