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India: 3 detained suspects confess to slaying 2 teenage girls after gang-rape

India: 3 detained suspects confess to slaying 2 teenage girls after gang-rape

June 01, – Three detained suspects have confessed to the gang rape and slaying of two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in northern India last week, police said Sunday. The search for two additional suspects continued Sunday for a fourth day, police officer Atul Saxena said. India has a long history […]

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Venezuela: Violent protests against Maduro erupts anew in Caracas

Venezuela: Violent protests against Maduro erupts anew in Caracas

Apr 27, – The marches are the latest in a spate of at times violent anti-government unrest that erupted in February and has claimed at least 41 lives. By the end of the day, some 23 people, including eight minors, had been detained by police for putting up roadblocks in eastern and southeastern Caracas, Interior […]

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China’s flourishing sex industry is dangerous and degrading

China’s flourishing sex industry is dangerous and degrading

Mar 06, – At the White Horse Club, one of Shanghai’s grandest entertainment venues, wealthy women go wild each night, partying with tall, muscular men for whose company they pay. It is at least 800 yuan (HK$1,000) for an evening with each Chinese “model”, or 1,200 yuan for a foreigner, but the party can go […]

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Venezuelan protesters keep up momentum despite ‘carnival season’

Venezuelan protesters keep up momentum despite ‘carnival season’

Mar 03, – Thousands of opposition demonstrators in Venezuela have marched through the streets of Caracas in new protests against the government.  At the end of the march, activists clashed with police in the opposition strongholds of Chacao and Altamira. President Nicolas Maduro extended the traditional carnival holidays until the end of this week and […]

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Russian parliament approves Putin’s request to use armed forces inside Ukraine

Russian parliament approves Putin’s request to use armed forces inside Ukraine

Mar 01, – Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved President Putin’s request for Russian forces to be used in Ukraine. He had asked that Russian forces be used “until the normalisation of the political situation in the country”. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is based in the Ukrainian region of Crimea, where many ethnic Russians […]

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Global corruption watchdog wing TI says Kejriwal a liar

Global corruption watchdog wing TI says Kejriwal a liar

Feb 19, – Executive director of Transparency International (TI) India, Ashutosh Kumar Mishra, denied the existence of Delhi corruption survey report that Kejriwal quoted while addressing business leaders. Indian wing of global corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI), on Tuesday refuted former Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, claims that corruption had come down in the city […]

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Ukrainian protesters end occupation of Kiev’s city hall

Ukrainian protesters end occupation of Kiev’s city hall

Feb 16, Kiev – Anti-government demonstrators in Ukraine’s capital ended their nearly three-month occupation of Kiev City Hall on Sunday as promised in exchange for the release of all jailed protesters. But tensions remained high as hundreds stayed outside the building, vowing to retake it if the government fails to drop all criminal charges against […]

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Venezuela ‘deploys army’ to crush protests after unrest kills 3

Venezuela ‘deploys army’ to crush protests after unrest kills 3

Feb 13, Caracas – Some 66 people were injured, 70 arrested, some police vehicles torched and government offices vandalized on Wednesday, officials said. Some protesters, many with their faces covered, threw stones and started fires in the streets. Lopez’s party said there were “hundreds of arrests and disappearances”, and vowed that demonstrations would continue. A […]

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Human Rights News update: Syrian opposition claim deadly ‘toxic gas’ attack

Human Rights News update: Syrian opposition claim deadly ‘toxic gas’ attack

Aug 21, BEIRUT — Syrian anti-government activists accused the regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack that killed at least 200 people, including many children as they slept, during intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of Damascus, part of a fierce government offensive in the area. The attack coincided with […]

August 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Over 200 killed in massive chemical attack near Damascus

Over 200 killed in massive chemical attack near Damascus

Aug 21, – Pro-opposition activists have said the Syrian government has used chemical weapons during intensified shelling outside the capital, killing scores. The government has denied the reports. Several pro-opposition groups have accused President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces of carrying out “poisonous gas” attack near the capital on Wednesday. The attacks took place in the […]

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