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Dozens killed in wave of car bombings in Baghdad

Dozens killed in wave of car bombings in Baghdad

Sep 03, – Dozens of people have been killed in a wave of bombings across Baghdad. The attacks hit predominantly Shiiite areas of the city, highlighting the sectarian struggle that continues to plague Iraq. At least 33 people were killed and more than 80 wounded during at least eight explosions in Baghdad Tuesday, police and […]

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Russia unconvinced by Syria chemical attack claims

Russia unconvinced by Syria chemical attack claims

Sep 03, – Russia is totally unconvinced by the evidence presented by the United States and its allies of an alleged chemical attack outside Damascus that the West says was perpetrated by the regime, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. “What we were shown before and most recently by our American partners as well […]

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Eight South African teenage girls killed in bus crash

Eight South African teenage girls killed in bus crash

Sep 02, – President Jacob Zuma on Monday expressed a nation’s sadness after eight South African teenage girls died in a bus crash while returning from an annual reed dance which celebrates virginity. “We are shocked and saddened by this tragic and horrific loss of life in this manner following a successful cultural event that […]

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Indian spiritual guru Asaram bapu sent to 14-days judicial custody

Indian spiritual guru Asaram bapu sent to 14-days judicial custody

Sep 02, – A court in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city sent spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, arrested for alleged sexual assault on a minor, to 14 days’ judicial custody on Monday, a police official said. “Asaram has been sent to judicial custody till September 15,” a police official told IANS over phone from Jodhpur. He will be […]

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Nato head ‘personally convinced’ Assad used chemical weapons

Nato head ‘personally convinced’ Assad used chemical weapons

Sep 02, – Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday he is “personally convinced” that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad used chemical weapons near Damascus last month. “Personally, I am not only convinced that a chemical attack has taken place … I am also convinced that the Syrian regime is responsible,” Rasmussen said when […]

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‘Terrorist’ attack on Suez Canal ship fails

‘Terrorist’ attack on Suez Canal ship fails

Sep 01, – Admiral Mohab Mamish confirmed that “a terrorist” had launched the attack against a Panamanian-flagged ship, adding in a statement that “the attempt failed completely and there was no damage to the ship or the containers it carried”. The statement gave no details of the nature of the attempt at 1230 GMT Saturday, […]

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Syria has ‘finger on trigger’

Syria has ‘finger on trigger’

Aug 31, – Syria’s army is ready for potential foreign strikes against the country and has its “finger on the trigger,” Prime Minister Wael Al Halqi said in comments carried on Saturday on state television. “The Syrian army is fully ready, its finger on the trigger to face any challenge or scenario that they want […]

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Chemical weapons attack in Syria to be answered by coalition, US says

Chemical weapons attack in Syria to be answered by coalition, US says

Aug 30, – After the British parliament’s vote against military action in Syria, the US is looking for partners to respond to Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons. France appears to be at the top of the list. During a trip to the Philippines on Friday, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Britain’s rejection of […]

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Massive flooding hits Russia’s Far East

Massive flooding hits Russia’s Far East

Aug 19, – Flooding is continuing to cause death and destruction in parts of China, Russia and the Philippines. Thousands of people have been forced to flee or have been evacuated by rescue workers. More than 70 people have been killed and 100 others are missing after China was hit by the worst flooding in […]

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