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Car bomb strike in Iraq’s Kirkuk leaves 17 dead

Car bomb strike in Iraq’s Kirkuk leaves 17 dead

June 04, – Back-to-back car bombs rocked the ethnically mixed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, in the deadliest of a string of attacks across the country that left 17 people dead. The first car bomb was parked in a lot near a police building in the city center, while the second one was […]

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Thai coup leader warns against street protests, defends detentions

Thai coup leader warns against street protests, defends detentions

May 25, – A spokesman for Thailand’s coup leaders said Sunday that democracy had caused “losses” for the country, as the junta sought to combat growing international condemnation and hundreds of protesters angrily confronted soldiers in central Bangkok. Small protests have persisted since the army seized power on Thursday after months of conflict between the […]

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Failure to stop spread of polio, Pakistan faces global travel curbs

Failure to stop spread of polio, Pakistan faces global travel curbs

May 21, – Pakistan’s failure to stem the spread of polio triggered global emergency health measures on Monday, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommending all residents to show proof of vaccination before they can leave the country. “This has been recommended under International Health Regulations so it will be mandatory on all countries to […]

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Hopes fade for 150 miners still trapped after Turkish mine fire kills at least 282

Hopes fade for 150 miners still trapped after Turkish mine fire kills at least 282

May 15, – Hopes faded of finding more survivors in a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday, where 282 workers were confirmed killed and around 150 still feared to be trapped in what is likely to prove the nation’s worst ever industrial disaster. A Turkish minister says rescue teams working hard to find victims […]

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UN strongly condemns killing of French journalist in Central African Republic

UN strongly condemns killing of French journalist in Central African Republic

May 14, – The UN Security Council has condemned the killing of a French journalist in the Central African Republic, and stated those responsible “shall be held accountable”. The body of 26-year-old Camille Lepage, described by her mother in French media as “an exceptional girl” who wanted to be “a witness to people that are […]

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Brazil federal police threaten to strike during World Cup

Brazil federal police threaten to strike during World Cup

May 08, – The 24-hour walkout took place across Brazil, including some of the cities that will host the football tournament. Federal police further threatened to continue their protest during the football World Cup next month. A spokesman for the striking officers, Renato Deslandes, told the BBC that “at least 40%” of the force took […]

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Thousands in Tehran protest breaches of Iran’s female dress code

Thousands in Tehran protest breaches of Iran’s female dress code

May 07, – Thousands of religious hardliners protested in Tehran Wednesday against what they said was the flouting of Iran’s conservative female dress code, media reports said. Under Islamic law in practice since the 1979 revolution, “hijab” — which requires women to cover their hair and much of their body in loose clothing to prevent […]

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Philippines: Two-year-old among 5 dead, 15 injured in Camarines Sur bus accident

Philippines: Two-year-old among 5 dead, 15 injured in Camarines Sur bus accident

Apr 16, – At least five people including a 2-year-old boy were killed and 15 others were injured Wednesday when a passenger bus rammed a stalled truck along the highway in eastern Philippines’ Camarines Sur province at the start of the Easter week exodus of vacationers to provinces, police said. Police Supt. Vicente Marfori said […]

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The world’s largest democratic event: India begins giant general election

The world’s largest democratic event: India begins giant general election

Apr 07, – Voters in India’s remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world’s biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge in economic growth. With 814 million eligible voters, India will vote in stages over the next five weeks in a […]

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India: Three men sentenced to death for photojournalist’s gang-rape

India: Three men sentenced to death for photojournalist’s gang-rape

Apr 04, – An Indian court on Friday sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai last year. A fourth defendant was sentenced to life in prison, prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said. He said he asked for the death sentence under a strict anti-rape […]

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