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Report: Most sexual assaults against Egypt women ‘goes unpunished’

Report: Most sexual assaults against Egypt women ‘goes unpunished’

Apr 16, – Successive Egyptian governments have failed to address violence against women, with serious implications for women’s participation in the political transition of their country, said a group of rights organisations led by FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights. Sexual violence against women has been rife since the 2011 uprising in Egypt, where […]

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Man punches Indian anti-graft party chief Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi

Man punches Indian anti-graft party chief Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi

Apr 04, – A man punched the chief of India’s anti-corruption party twice in the face during a campaign stop in the capital on Friday, three days before the start of national elections in the world’s biggest democracy. The motive for the attack on Arvind Kejriwal, head of the Aam Admi Party, or Common Man’s […]

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UK woman sentenced to 12 years in jail for acid attack on friend

UK woman sentenced to 12 years in jail for acid attack on friend

Mar 21, – A British woman was sentenced to 12 years in jail Friday for throwing acid on her friend’s face following an argument. Mary Konye disguised herself with a veil and attacked Naomi Oni in the early hours of Dec. 30, 2012, leaving her with disfiguring burns on her face, a hand and a […]

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Four Indians sentenced to life in prison for gang-rape

Four Indians sentenced to life in prison for gang-rape

Mar 21, – An Indian court sentenced four men to life in prison on Friday for raping a call-center operator last year inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai. Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said the Mumbai court delivered the maximum punishment to the four after finding them guilty of rape, unnatural sex […]

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Three dead in north Lebanon in spillover from Syria war

Three dead in north Lebanon in spillover from Syria war

Mar 21, – Three people were killed in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday in fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, security and medical sources said. Tripoli, like much of Lebanon, is divided along sectarian lines and is only 30 miles from the Syrian border. Its majority Sunni Muslims, […]

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Afghanistan hotel attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

Afghanistan hotel attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

Mar 21, – Four men with pistols stuffed in their socks attacked a luxury hotel in Kabul on Thursday, opening fire in a restaurant and killing nine people, including four foreigners, officials said. The attack came just hours after militants killed 11 people in an audacious assault on a police station in eastern Afghanistan. Afghan […]

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Venezuela: Student is shot dead during opposition protest

Venezuela: Student is shot dead during opposition protest

Mar 20, – A 21-year-old a university student has become the latest person to die during violent anti-government protests in Venezuela. He was reportedly killed by a gunshot. In the western city of San Cristobal, known as the birthplace of the opposition movement, the mayor accused an armed group loyal to the socialist government for […]

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Israeli officials warn tensions with Syria could escalate into a ‘surprise war’

Israeli officials warn tensions with Syria could escalate into a ‘surprise war’

Mar 19, – Israeli jets struck a Syrian army training facility, a military headquarters building and artillery batteries, the army said in a e-mailed statement. The strikes were a response to the wounding of four Israeli soldiers by the explosion of a device on the Golan Heights frontier with Syria yesterday, the third such incident […]

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Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Malaysian government caught in bitter political war over missing jet

Ma 19, – It took more than a week, but both sides of Malaysia’s bitterly contested political divide are now sparring over the disappearance and hunt for the missing jetliner, a possible distraction for a government already under fire for its handling of the crisis. The opposition is attacking the government, relishing in the international […]

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Search for Malaysian jet tests China, US capabilities

Search for Malaysian jet tests China, US capabilities

Mar 19, – The hunt has major ramifications for Beijing, which has been rapidly improving its military while aggressively challenging neighbors over territorial disputes. Washington is looking to prove it’s still the top dog to allies worried about how seriously it takes the threat China poses to the Pacific status quo. Finding the missing Malaysian […]

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