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French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

Mar 20, – Young people in France who share videos as part of the Neknomination online drinking craze could face up to two years in jail if a charity succeeds in a legal complaint. The game, which is reported to have started in Australia and spread around the world, involves people filming themselves downing a […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Two killed in Crimea as shifts to ‘military stage’

Mar 20, – The crisis in Crimea has shifted “to a military stage” as the Ukrainian government responded to the killing of one its soldiers by authorising its troops to open fire to defend themselves from Russian forces. Hours after Vladimir Putin formally announced the annexation of the occupied Crimea region into Russia, a Ukrainian […]

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Cabin crew’s mid air dance performance, spiceJet booked, two pilots’ suspended

Cabin crew’s mid air dance performance, spiceJet booked, two pilots’ suspended

Mar 19, New Delhi – Mid-air Holi celebrations aboard eight flights have cost no-frill carrier SpiceJet heavily, with the DGCA issuing show cause notice to the airline and suspending two of its pilots. Sources said that on Monday, the cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part of Holi […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
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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Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

Mar 17, – President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree formally recognising Crimea as an independent state following its vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, news agencies quoted a Kremlin statement as saying. Russian news agencies quoted the decree as recognising “the Republic of Crimea, in which the city of Sevastopol enjoys […]

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Ukraine’s Crimea seeks to become independent state

Ukraine’s Crimea seeks to become independent state

Mar 11, – As the campaign increased for tension-filled Crimea to split off from Ukraine in a weekend referendum and join Russia, the region’s parliament said Tuesday that if voters approve the move it would first declare itself an independent state, a maneuver that could de-escalate the standoff between Moscow and the West. The move […]

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Refugees starving to death in Syria’s Yarmouk camp

Refugees starving to death in Syria’s Yarmouk camp

Feb 28, – The total number of Palestinians in the camp was approximately 400,000 (registered&unregistered) three years ago, but since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War, that number has fallen to 20,000. The Al-Yarmouk “Palestinian refugee camp” in southern Damascus, Syria, has been on the world’s agenda for a while due to starvation and […]

February 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Syrian troops bombard a rebel-held town near Lebanon border

Syrian troops bombard a rebel-held town near Lebanon border

Feb 16, Beirut – Syrian troops pressed an offensive near Lebanon on Saturday, heavily bombarding a rebel-held town and forcing many residents to flee to safety across the border, activists said. The violence came as an activist group said the death toll in the three-year Syrian conflict has reached 140,000. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for […]

February 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Large protests over Bedouin resettlement in Israel

Large protests over Bedouin resettlement in Israel

Nov 30, Jerusalem — Large protests over a plan to resettle nomadic Bedouin Arabs in Israel’s southern Negev desert caused injuries Saturday and led to some arrests as well as condemnation from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Protests focused on a bill that would move thousands of Bedouins into government-recognized villages. Opponents charge the plan would […]

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Indian spiritual guru Asaram bapu sent to 14-days judicial custody

Indian spiritual guru Asaram bapu sent to 14-days judicial custody

Sep 02, – A court in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city sent spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, arrested for alleged sexual assault on a minor, to 14 days’ judicial custody on Monday, a police official said. “Asaram has been sent to judicial custody till September 15,” a police official told IANS over phone from Jodhpur. He will be […]

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