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Egypt: Gunmen ambush kills 6 army officers at checkpoint in Cairo

Egypt: Gunmen ambush kills 6 army officers at checkpoint in Cairo

Mar 15, – The Egyptian army blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the shooting deaths of at least five soldiers on Saturday, two days after an army officer was killed in an attack on a military bus in Cairo. “An armed group belonging to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood attacked a military police checkpoint, leading to the […]

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Britain wants change in rules on EU free movement

Britain wants change in rules on EU free movement

Dec 05, – Britain wants to change the rules governing the free movement of people across the EU, Home Secretary Theresa May will tell European ministers. Mrs May will speak in Brussels, ahead of the lifting of movement controls on Bulgarians and Romanians. She says free access to labour markets must not be allowed to […]

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Accident at Brazil World Cup stadium kills three

Accident at Brazil World Cup stadium kills three

Nov 27, – At least three people have died in an accident at Sao Paulo’s stadium that is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup football, police say. A senior local fire official said crews were called to the Arena Corinthians after reports of a collapsed crane. It fell on top […]

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Morocco arrests teenagers for Facebook kissing post

Morocco arrests teenagers for Facebook kissing post

Oct 05, – Rabat: Moroccan police have arrested a teenage boy and girl for posting a photo on Facebook of them kissing, with the incident provoking a slew of copycats, a rights organisation said Friday. “It involves a teenage boy and his girlfriend. They were arrested on Thursday for violating public decency by posting a […]

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Bad weather hampers search for migrants

Bad weather hampers search for migrants

Oct 04, – Rough seas forced divers to postpone their search for more than 200 migrants still unaccounted for after their boat sank off southern Italy. Rescuers have so far found 111 bodies, and 155 people have been pulled alive from the seas 1km (half a mile) from the island of Lampedusa. Video footage showed […]

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House Republicans defy Obama on funding bill; govt shutdown nears

House Republicans defy Obama on funding bill; govt shutdown nears

Sep 29, – The US House of Representatives on Sunday, ignoring a White House veto threat, approved a one-year delay in funding major provisions of President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law as part of a government funding bill. The House of Representatives early on Sunday brought the federal government closer to a shutdown as it […]

September 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nigerian militants kill at least 159

Nigerian militants kill at least 159

Sep 21, – Boko Haram militants killed 159 people in two roadside attacks in northeast Nigeria this week, officials said, far more than was originally reported and a sign that a four-month-old army offensive has yet to stabilise the region. In the first attack, on Tuesday, Boko Haram guerrillas wearing army uniforms stopped traffic on […]

September 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
12 killed in deadly shooting at US naval facility in Washington

12 killed in deadly shooting at US naval facility in Washington

Sep 16, – Washington Chief of Police Cathy Lanier said Monday that 12 people were killed in the shooting. She had earlier confirmed in a press conference that one of the shooters has been killed, but said that police were “actively engaged” in a search for two other potential shooters. The Washington Hospital Center said […]

September 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nina Davuluri is first Miss America of Indian descent

Nina Davuluri is first Miss America of Indian descent

Sep 16, – Miss New York, 24-year-old Nina Davuluri, became the First Miss America of Indian descent as the famous beauty pageant returned to Atlantic City, New Jersey, after a six-year stint in Las Vegas. Davuluri from Syracuse sashayed off with the tiara and the $50,000 scholarship cash as the nationally televised pageant was back […]

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US, UK, France Push for Strong UN Resolution on Syria

US, UK, France Push for Strong UN Resolution on Syria

Sep 15, – France, Britain and the US will seek a “strong” UN resolution with “serious consequences” if Syria fails to hand over its chemical weapons, the French foreign minister has said. Laurent Fabius and his British and US counterparts have held talks in Paris. Under a deal brokered by Russia and the US, Syria […]

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