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Bahrainis stage anti-government protest against ‘sectarian discrimination’

Bahrainis stage anti-government protest against ‘sectarian discrimination’

Mar 22, – Thousands of Bahrainis, mainly from the Shiite majority, demonstrated near Manama Friday against what they described as “sectarian discrimination” in the Sunni-ruled kingdom. “No to discrimination,” chanted protesters brandishing Bahrain’s red-and-white flag as they marched along Budaiya main road, which links Shiite villages with the capital, witnesses said. Ali Salman, chief cleric […]

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
India’s Supreme Court grants stay for two Delhi gang-rape convicts

India’s Supreme Court grants stay for two Delhi gang-rape convicts

Mar 16, – In an emergency court session held on Saturday, two Supreme Court judges ordered the hangings of two of the four convicts to be put on hold, after the men’s lawyers appealed. Indian’s Supreme Court has granted two young men convicted of a fatal gang-rape a stay of execution. The attack on a […]

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Six dead in Syria raids on rebel bases in Yabroud

Six dead in Syria raids on rebel bases in Yabroud

Mar 07, – Syrian helicopter gunships killed at least six people Friday when they dropped barrel bombs on the strategic rebel stronghold of Yabroud, close to the Lebanese border, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attacks followed a string of raids by regime war planes around the town, which the […]

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Bahrain: Interior ministry says two children injured as bomb explodes

Bahrain: Interior ministry says two children injured as bomb explodes

Mar 06, – Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Thursday two children were injured after they were instructed to plant a bomb in the same village where a bomb killed two local policemen and an officer from the United Arab Emirates earlier this week. The two children, aged 10 and 11, had been instructed by “terrorists” […]

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Ukrainian soldiers meet friends and family at blockaded Belbek military base

Ukrainian soldiers meet friends and family at blockaded Belbek military base

Mar 03, – Ukrainian soldiers at the Belbek military base talk friends and family members through the gates of the base entrance on March 3, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine. Tensions at the base, where between 100 and 200 Ukrainian soldiers are stationed, are high as a 4pm deadline reportedly given by Russian troops for the […]

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Locals applaud car-free month in Korean city

Locals applaud car-free month in Korean city

Oct 01. – Local resident Lee Seung-ryong is riding a Segway around Haenggun Plaza in Suwon. He’s currently working as a volunteer at the EcoMobility World Festival, which has been underway in his neighborhood this month. “I like the Segway because it doesn’t use coal or oil,” the 29-year old says. “But, walking is probably […]

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Turkish protests take on a more sectarian air

Turkish protests take on a more sectarian air

Sep 13, ISTANBUL — When demonstrators rocked Turkey in June, their message was clear: an increasingly authoritarian government needed to learn to listen to dissenters and compromise. But a new round of protests set off by the death of a man in a tense border region with Syria appears more complex, sectarian and volatile. The […]

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UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

Sep 10, – A quarter of men surveyed in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region have admitted to committing rape. The prevalence of rape varied widely between locations, according to a UN report. In the first regional study of its scale, “Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?,” […]

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Venice: Ostermann reveals wolf children plight

Venice: Ostermann reveals wolf children plight

Sep 05, VENICE, Italy — A piece of family history led German director Rick Ostermann to revisit some long-forgotten victims of the chaos immediately following World War II: German children, who lost their parents, struggling to survive in formerly German lands then occupied by Russia. Ostermann says the stories of the so-called wolf children are […]

September 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
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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