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3 killed, 18 still missing after deadly mudslide in Washington State

3 killed, 18 still missing after deadly mudslide in Washington State

Mar 23, – Officials described the deadly slide as “a big wall of mud and debris” that blocked about one mile of State Route 530 near the town of Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle. It was reported about 60 feet deep in some areas. Government officials have declared a state of emergency as […]

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Venezuela death toll rises as troop’s fire live ammunition at protesters

Venezuela death toll rises as troop’s fire live ammunition at protesters

Mar 23, – Troops briefly clashed with a small group of protesters who attempted to block a highway in an upscale neighborhood of Caracas after thousands of opposition sympathizers marched to demand the release of students imprisoned during the unrest. Three Venezuelans died from gunshot wounds during protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, witnesses and […]

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UN reports ‘mass executions’ in Syria by ISIS

UN reports ‘mass executions’ in Syria by ISIS

Mar 20, – The commission of inquiry’s latest report documents several incidents blamed on the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Government forces are meanwhile accused of sharply increasing their use of indiscriminate weapons, such as barrel-bombs, against civilians. The report was released before a debate at the Human Rights Council in […]

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Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

Mar 17, – President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree formally recognising Crimea as an independent state following its vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, news agencies quoted a Kremlin statement as saying. Russian news agencies quoted the decree as recognising “the Republic of Crimea, in which the city of Sevastopol enjoys […]

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Malaysia plane mystery: Investigators take closer look at flight crew

Malaysia plane mystery: Investigators take closer look at flight crew

Mar 16, – Malaysian investigators are trawling through the backgrounds of the pilots, crew and ground staff who worked on a missing jetliner for clues as to why someone on board flew it perhaps thousands of miles off course, the country’s police chief said. Background checks of passengers on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have drawn […]

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18-year-old New Jersey student who sued parents returns home

18-year-old New Jersey student who sued parents returns home

Mar 13, – The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them, and the family is now asking for privacy. Rachel Canning moved back in with her parents after speaking with her mother Tuesday, but without any promises of […]

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Malaysia official denies missing plane flew for hours after losing contact

Malaysia official denies missing plane flew for hours after losing contact

Mar 13, – Malaysian authorities said on Thursday there was no evidence that a jetliner missing for almost six days flew for hours after losing contact with air traffic controllers and continued to transmit technical data. The Wall Street Journal said that U.S. aviation investigators and national security officials believed the Boeing 777 flew for […]

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Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia as tension escalates on ground in Crimea

Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia as tension escalates on ground in Crimea

Mar 09, – The US has warned Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy. US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Crimea is part of Ukraine and Moscow should avoid military escalation. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has been discussing the deepening crisis with […]

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String of bombings, clashes in Iraq kill at least 42

String of bombings, clashes in Iraq kill at least 42

Mar 07, – No one claimed responsibility for the string of bombings that began Thursday afternoon local time, mostly from parked car bombs and one explosive planted in an outdoor market. Bombings targeting shoppers across central Iraq and clashes near the militant-held city of Fallujah have killed at least 42 people overnight. However, they bore […]

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Egypt to resume trial of Jazeera journalists amid outcry

Egypt to resume trial of Jazeera journalists amid outcry

Mar 05, Cairo – The Egyptian trial resumes Wednesday for Al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, a case that has sparked a global outcry over muzzling of the press. The high-profile trial is seen as a test of whether Egypt’s military-installed authorities will allow freedom of the press, with […]

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