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Renewed violence in Bangladesh claims three lives

Renewed violence in Bangladesh claims three lives

Dec 15, Dhaka, Bangladesh — Police in Bangladesh opened fire Sunday to try to stop rampaging activists of an Islamist party who were protesting the execution of one of its leaders, leaving at least three people dead and wounding scores, a doctor said. The violence took place in Lalmonirhat district in northern Bangladesh as Jamaat-e-Islami […]

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Hundreds mark anniversary of fatal police shooting

Hundreds mark anniversary of fatal police shooting

Dec 07, Athens, Greece — Police clashed with demonstrators in central Athens on Friday as thousands attended rallies to mark the fifth anniversary of a fatal police shooting of a teenager — a killing that triggered major riots in Greek cities for three weeks. Police said four officers were injured in the clashes on Friday, […]

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Arab Uprising: Syria turning into ‘World War II scenario’

Arab Uprising: Syria turning into ‘World War II scenario’

Dec 04, – The Syrian conflict has become the most brutal of the 21st century. Children are often the victims, as a new NGO report shows. Some activists say they are not just innocents caught in the crossfire, but Assad’s targets. On May 2 and 3, 2013, Syrian government forces killed at least 167 people […]

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Four dead, 48 injured after commuter train derails in New York city

Four dead, 48 injured after commuter train derails in New York city

Dec 01, New York – Four people reportedly died Sunday morning when several Metro North cars derailed in the New York, police sources and officials told. The Fire Department of New York says there are also “multiple injuries” in a passenger train derailment, but the extent of the injuries is still unclear. The FDNY says […]

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Mortar shells hit near inspectors’ hotel in Syria

Mortar shells hit near inspectors’ hotel in Syria

Oct 12, – Beirut: Two mortar shells hit Syria’s capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff are staying, state media and a hotel guest said. An 8-year-old was killed and 11 people were hurt in the blasts in the upscale Abu Roumaneh area of Damascus, the Sana news agency […]

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Saudi warns expats to get the right visa or get out

Saudi warns expats to get the right visa or get out

Oct 09, – Those who work for a company other than listed on their residence visa or are employed in a different profession will have to rectify their position by November 4. Saudi Arabia has told foreign workers – about a third of its 27 million population – to make sure their visas are in […]

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Olympic flame arrives in Russia ahead of Sochi

Olympic flame arrives in Russia ahead of Sochi

Oct 06, – The Olympic flame arrived in Moscow on Sunday ahead of next year’s Winter Games in Sochi that have been marred by protests over Russia’s new “gay propaganda” ban. The cherished symbol of world peace and international comradery was lit in Greece’s Ancient Olympia on September 29 and officially handed over to a […]

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Louisiana man, freed from prison after 41 years dies

Louisiana man, freed from prison after 41 years dies

Oct 05, New Orleans: A 71-year-old man who spent more than four decades in solitary confinement in Louisiana died Friday, less than a week after a judge freed him and granted him a new trial. Herman Wallace’s attorneys said he died at a supporter’s home in New Orleans. Wallace had been diagnosed with terminal liver […]

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British pilots admit to falling asleep in cockpit – survey

British pilots admit to falling asleep in cockpit – survey

Sep 27, London: More than half of Britain’s airline pilots have fallen asleep in the cockpit and a third have woken up to find their co-pilot asleep, according to a new survey. The poll of 500 pilots commissioned by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) also found that 43 per cent believed tiredness had compromised […]

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Another female police officer shot in Afghanistan

Another female police officer shot in Afghanistan

Sep 15, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Gunmen shot and wounded the top female police officer in a troubled southern Afghan province Sunday, just months after her predecessor was killed, officials said. It was the latest in a series of attacks on prominent women in Afghanistan, where just 1 percent of the police force is female. The […]

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