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About 100 bodies of trekkers and villagers found in remote Nepalese village

About 100 bodies of trekkers and villagers found in remote Nepalese village

May 04, – Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month’s devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said on Monday. The bodies were recovered on Saturday and Sunday at the […]

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Libya could become ‘next Syria,’ warns foreign minister

Libya could become ‘next Syria,’ warns foreign minister

Dec 24, – Libya, torn by a growing political divide that threatens to engulf its oilfields, could become the next Syria if it does not patch its divided government and get help battling Islamic militants, the country’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, according to Reuters news agency. “If we don’t do the right thing now, […]

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Israeli police clash with Palestinians as tensions rise in Jerusalem

Israeli police clash with Palestinians as tensions rise in Jerusalem

Nov 07, – Palestinian protestors and Israeli police were engaged in heavy clashes in Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem on Friday, where tension has soared in recent weeks. At the Shuafat refugee camp, scores of Palestinian youths threw rocks at police and burned tires and trash bins. Police fought back with tear gas canisters and […]

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Boko Haram to release chibok girls as part of cease-fire deal

Boko Haram to release chibok girls as part of cease-fire deal

Oct 17, – Nigeria said on Friday it had agreed a ceasefire with Islamist militants Boko Haram and reached a deal for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group six months ago. There was no immediate confirmation from the rebels, who have wreaked five years of havoc in Africa’s top oil […]

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Israeli police target Palestinian women during clashes in Jerusalem

Israeli police target Palestinian women during clashes in Jerusalem

Oct 13, – The secretary-general of the United Nations on Monday condemned what he called “provocations” at Jerusalem’s holy sites, hours after the Israeli police said officers had locked Palestinians inside Al-Aqsa Mosque to thwart a riot as Jews visited for the holiday of Sukkot. Israeli border policeman push Palestinian women during clashes in the […]

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Israeli strikes kill 10 in Gaza as Egypt readies talks

Israeli strikes kill 10 in Gaza as Egypt readies talks

Aug 23, – Israel pounded Gaza with 60 air strikes on Saturday, killing 10 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and bringing down a 12-storey apartment block as Egypt called for new truce talks. Since a previous round of frantic Egyptian diplomacy collapsed last Tuesday, shattering nine days of calm, 86 Palestinians and a four-year-old Israeli […]

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Death toll mounts as Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza

Death toll mounts as Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza

Aug 20, – Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier. One of the Israeli airstrikes appeared to have targeted the home of Mohammed Deif, the Islamic militant […]

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Boko Haram militants abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram militants abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria

Aug 15, – Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday. The kidnappings come four months after Boko Haram, which is fighting to reinstate a medieval […]

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Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves as Netanyahu vows to continue Gaza operations

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves as Netanyahu vows to continue Gaza operations

July 31, – Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory’s Hamas rulers in a three-week-old war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis. The new call-up follows another day of intensive fighting, in which tank shells […]

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India: Dead snake found in mid-day meal in Bihar, 54 children taken ill

India: Dead snake found in mid-day meal in Bihar, 54 children taken ill

July 05, – A total of 54 students of a government middle school in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district fell ill today after eating mid-day meal in which a ‘snake’ was found. Sursand block development officer Vinod Kumar said the children Meghpur Middle School at Sursand developed symptoms of nausea and fell unconsciousness after eating the meal. […]

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