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South Korea reports 16th MERS death and five new cases

South Korea reports 16th MERS death and five new cases

Jun 15, – Seoul also declared five new patients — bringing the total number of cases including the deaths to 150 — as fears grew over the impact of the outbreak on Asia’s fourth-largest economy. South Korea Monday reported its 16th death in an expanding MERS outbreak, as President Park Geun-Hye called for efforts to […]

June 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
33 killed, dozens trapped in mine blast in rebel-controlled east Ukraine

33 killed, dozens trapped in mine blast in rebel-controlled east Ukraine

Mar 04, – Dozens of miners were trapped underground and feared dead after a blast on Wednesday at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk. Mine officials said the explosion was most likely caused by gas and not linked to fighting at the nearby frontline in the war between Moscow-backed rebels […]

March 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Turkey provides 1.5 million Syrian refugees with ID cards

Turkey provides 1.5 million Syrian refugees with ID cards

Jan 12, – Turkey has provided some 1.5 million Syrian refugees with biometric IDs, according to data provided by the Interior Ministry and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD). Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş had earlier said that some 1.2 million Syrians, fleeing the civil war in their homeland, have been registered. The identity […]

January 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

July 30, – Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state. President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba. It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a […]

July 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
China cracks down on sex workers in Beijing

China cracks down on sex workers in Beijing

Feb 11, Beijing – A state TV expose on prostitution in China’s “sex capital” and an ensuing, much-publicized police crackdown has drawn criticism from the public, who expressed sympathy for the sex workers and suggested that authorities target other kinds of wrongdoing. Coverage of the weekend raid by 6,500 officers in the southern city of […]

February 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Female smokers in Pakistan ‘is on the rise’

Female smokers in Pakistan ‘is on the rise’

Feb11, – Anti-smoking campaigners say there has been a five percent increase in the number of women smokers in Pakistan over the last three years. The number of female smokers in Pakistan has tended to be very low when compared to men who smoke. In Pakistan’s conservative society, women who smoke are often frowned upon, […]

February 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pakistani police charge Pervez Musharraf in murder of cleric

Pakistani police charge Pervez Musharraf in murder of cleric

Sep 02, – Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been handed fresh murder charges over the death of a radical cleric in 2007. He already faces seperate murder trials, most notibly relating to an ex-prime minister. Police registered the new murder charges on Monday against Musharraf, who has found himself tangled in several legal […]

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