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Syria: Aleppo hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ in wake of deadly air strikes

Syria: Aleppo hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ in wake of deadly air strikes

Dec 18, – Hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been overwhelmed with casualties after a wave of air strikes which killed more than 100 people in recent days, Medecins Sans Frontieres says. Indiscriminate and sustained attacks by government aircraft had caused significant damage in areas populated by civilians, the organisation warned. Bodies are […]

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Russia approves amnesty covering Pussy Riot, Greenpeace crew

Russia approves amnesty covering Pussy Riot, Greenpeace crew

Dec 18, – Russian MPs have backed an amnesty that may include some of the country’s best-known prisoners including Pussy Riot and the Greenpeace Arctic protesters. The State Duma in Moscow unanimously approved the law at its third reading and it is expected to come into force within days. It covers at least 20,000 prisoners, […]

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‘Memories’ passed down in genes from ancestors

‘Memories’ passed down in genes from ancestors

Dec 02, – Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations. A Nature Neuroscience study shows mice trained to […]

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Blue is the Warmest Color’ Director: Lea Seydoux ‘Has a Lot to Learn’

Blue is the Warmest Color’ Director: Lea Seydoux ‘Has a Lot to Learn’

Nov 26, – Hong Kong: Palme d’Or-winning director Abdellatif Kechiche discussed his verbal feud with Lea Seydoux and described his achievements as a form of “pseudo-success” amid continuing social class boundaries in France in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter during a visit here. Talking through an interpreter, Kechiche discussed his career, which has earned […]

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US Challenges China, Flies B-52 Bombers Over New Air Defense Zone

US Challenges China, Flies B-52 Bombers Over New Air Defense Zone

Nov 26, – The US has flown two B-52 bombers over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new Chinese air defence rules, officials say. China set up its “air defence identification zone” on Saturday insisting that aircraft obey its rules or face “emergency defensive measures”. A Pentagon spokesman said the planes […]

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‘Rape used as weapon of war against Syria women’

‘Rape used as weapon of war against Syria women’

Nov 25, – Beirut: Women in Syria have been raped in detention, used as human shields during military operations and kidnapped to pressure and humiliate family members, a new report said on Monday. “Abuses against women [have been used as a] deliberate tactic to defeat the other party from a symbolic and psychological perspective, making […]

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Thousands rally against US drone strikes in Pakistan

Thousands rally against US drone strikes in Pakistan

Nov 23, – Thousands of people have gathered in northwest Pakistan to protest against drone strikes. The demonstrations blocked a NATO troop supply route used to transport supplies in and out of Afghanistan. About 10,000 people gathered on a road in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday in a rally led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. Protesters […]

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Warsaw Climate Change Conference Goes Into Overtime

Warsaw Climate Change Conference Goes Into Overtime

Nov 23, – Deliberations at the United Nations climate conference have extended one day past the original end date of the meeting. Delegates are said to disagree on funding for climate protection measures in developing nations. The climate negotiations in Warsaw continued into the early hours of Saturday morning, past the originally scheduled end of […]

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Supermarket horror in Latvia as death toll rises to 33

Supermarket horror in Latvia as death toll rises to 33

Nov 22, – At least 33 people have died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the Latvian capital Riga. Rescue efforts continued through the night and police have launched a criminal investigation. Three of those killed were emergency workers who were helping people trapped when more of the roof came down. The number […]

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Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal steps down over alleged sexual assault

Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal steps down over alleged sexual assault

Nov 21, – The editor of a top Indian magazine has stepped down from his position temporarily over allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman colleague.Tarun Tejpal, who edits the weekly Tehelka, said he was “recusing” himself from his job for the next six months to “atone” for an “unfortunate incident”. A confidante of the […]

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