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India flooding kills 96, forces 1 million into relief camps

India flooding kills 96, forces 1 million into relief camps

Aug 02, – Incessant downpours have damaged swaths of land, uprooted trees and snapped telephone cables in dozens of districts in the states of Bihar in the east, Assam in the remote northeast and Himachal Pradesh in the north. The death toll in flooding from heavy monsoon rains in India has climbed past 90, with […]

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Hamas demands release of hunger-striking prisoners

Hamas demands release of hunger-striking prisoners

Jun 14, – Gaza’s former Hamas premier Ismail Haniya appealed for the release of Khadar Adnan, who was imprisoned without trial by Israel and has been refusing food for about 40 days. Palestinian militant group Hamas on Sunday called for the immediate release of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He also […]

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Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Dec 10, – Boko Haram has been accused of deploying a wave of female bombers in recent months, including in Kano, and blame for the latest violence will likely fall on the Islamist insurgents. Two female suicide bombers killed at least four people at a busy market in northern Nigeria’s largest city Kano on Wednesday, […]

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Gunmen free 200+ inmates in Nigeria jailbreak

Gunmen free 200+ inmates in Nigeria jailbreak

Dec 07, – Police recaptured at least 10 escapees from the medium security prison at Tunga, in central Niger state, by Sunday morning, said Deputy Superintendent Ibrahim Gambari. Gunmen have freed more than 200 prisoners in Nigeria’s latest jailbreak, police said Sunday. Saturday’s attack was the third in the past two months in the West […]

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Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

Aug 30, – Most of the new building would be to make up for the current housing deficit, rather than to address damage from fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip’s battered […]

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Taliban suicide bombers hit Afghan intelligence agency

Taliban suicide bombers hit Afghan intelligence agency

Aug 30, – Seven militants were also killed during several hours of heavy fighting with Afghan security forces at the Jalalabad headquarters of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), said Ahmad Zeya Abdulzai, a spokesman for the governor of eastern Nangarhar province near the border with Pakistan. Taliban suicide bombs hit an office of the […]

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

Aug 29, – The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and Fiji, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on […]

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Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Aug 28, – The epidemic in the region, the deadliest since the disease was first discovered in 1976, has killed nearly as many people as all the previous known outbreaks combined. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and “continues to accelerate”, […]

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U.N. agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in conflict zones

U.N. agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in conflict zones

Aug 27, – The plans were announced at the conclusion of a two-day meeting by the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) special task force on flights in conflict zones, which has been given the complex task of addressing risks to airliners in conflict zones. The United Nations’ civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects […]

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Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike

Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike

June 06, – ‘Holistic’ program involving these and other activities brought relaxation, exercise, small study foundLife with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a “holistic” program involving yoga, meditation and other interventions can ease the burden for […]

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