Tag: the human rights

Dreams shattered for students in deadly California bus crash

Dreams shattered for students in deadly California bus crash

Apr 12, – Those dreams shattered for some Thursday in an explosive freeway collision that left 10 dead students, chaperones and both drivers and dozens hospitalized. It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los […]

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Twin car bombs in Syria’s Homs kill at least 25 people

Twin car bombs in Syria’s Homs kill at least 25 people

Apr 09, – At least 25 people, including women and children, were killed on Wednesday when two car bombs exploded in the central Syrian city of Homs, the state-run SANA news agency reported. The attacks wounded another 100 people in the Karam al-Luz district, according to SANA, which blamed the bombings on “terrorists,” the government’s […]

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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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Defying Taliban threats, Afghans vote in droves to choose new leader

Defying Taliban threats, Afghans vote in droves to choose new leader

Apr 06, – Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country’s wobbly government prepares to face down a ferocious insurgency largely on its own. With combat forces from the U.S.-led coalition winding down a 13-year presence and the mercurial Hamid Karzai stepping […]

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Iraqi forces ‘kill dozens of militants’ in fierce clashes near Baghdad

Iraqi forces ‘kill dozens of militants’ in fierce clashes near Baghdad

Apr 03, – The bloodshed comes with campaigning under way ahead of the elections, Iraq’s first since March 2010, which the UN’s special envoy has warned will be “highly divisive”. Iraqi troops killed 40 militants in clashes near Baghdad on Thursday as anti-government fighters edged close to the capital just weeks before national parliamentary elections. […]

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La Isabelica: Pro-government militiamen shoot Venezuelan protesters

La Isabelica: Pro-government militiamen shoot Venezuelan protesters

Mar 31, – Lisandro Barazarte, a photographer with the local newspaper, Notitarde, caught images of several of the men shooting into the crowd while steadying their firearms on their palms. The masked gunmen emerged from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists who were attempting to dismantle a barricade in La Isabelica, a working-class […]

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Another earthquake rattles southern California following 5.1 quake

Another earthquake rattles southern California following 5.1 quake

Mar 30, – Residents of southern California were rattled by a 4.1 magnitude earthquake Saturday afternoon, the largest of more than 100 aftershocks following Friday’s 5.1 rumbler that caused light scattered damage around the Los Angeles area. Saturday’s quake rippled through an area near Rowland Heights, California, about 2:32 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological […]

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Syrian Barrel bombs ‘terrorizing’ civilian targets across Aleppo

Syrian Barrel bombs ‘terrorizing’ civilian targets across Aleppo

Mar 29, – The New York-based watchdog used satellite imagery, interviews with witnesses, video footage and the work of local organizations inside Syria to produce its findings in “Syria: Unlawful Air Attacks Terrorize Aleppo.” It alleges that the Syrian regime ignored a U.N. Security Council resolution last month to halt the indiscriminate use of weapons, […]

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Plane makes emergency landing in Brazil with no front wheels

Plane makes emergency landing in Brazil with no front wheels

Mar 29, – An Avianca Airlines passenger jet safely made an emergency landing in Brasilia after its front landing gear failed to deploy, authorities said. None of the 49 passengers and crew of five on the Fokker 100 jet were injured when the plane landed on its rear wheels before lowering the nose onto the […]

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Indian Air Force aircraft Super Hercules crashes near Gwalior, five officers killed

Indian Air Force aircraft Super Hercules crashes near Gwalior, five officers killed

Mar 29, – Two Wing Commanders, two Squadron Leaders and another crew member were killed in the Super Hercules Special Operations plane crash, Defence PRO told a news agency in Jaipur. In a tragic incident, Indian Air Force’s new C-130J Super Hercules transport plane – configured for special operations and airborne assault – on Friday […]

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