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Nine killed as Assad’s forces bombard school in rebel-held Syrian city

Nine killed as Assad’s forces bombard school in rebel-held Syrian city

Apr 30, – A government airstrike hit a school Wednesday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least nine people, including three children, activists reported. The airstrike hit the Ein Jalout school in an eastern neighborhood of Aleppo, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the local Aleppo Media Center. Both […]

April 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Japan’s population falls by record in 2013

Japan’s population falls by record in 2013

Jan 01, – Japan’s population declined by a record 244,000 people in 2013, according to health ministry estimates. The ministry said an estimated 1,031,000 babies were born last year – down some 6,000 from the previous year. Meanwhile, the number of people that died last year was 1,275,000 – a rise of around 19,000 from […]

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Two dead, 47 missing as two ships sink off China

Two dead, 47 missing as two ships sink off China

Nov 25, – Two sailors were confirmed dead and 24 were missing after two ships sank in separate accidents off the coast of China’s Shandong province, authorities said on Monday. According to the Shandong Maritime Safety Administration, a cargo ship ‘XINGLONGZHOU65’, registered in east China’s Zhejiang province, sank off Yantai city around 9 p.m. on […]

November 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egypt’s ex-President Morsi tells court he remains ‘legitimate president’

Egypt’s ex-President Morsi tells court he remains ‘legitimate president’

Nov 04, – He and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood figures face charges of inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in 2012. After Mr Morsi’s remarks and his refusal to wear a uniform, the judge adjourned the trial until 8 January. He was then flown to Burj al-Arab prison in Alexandria, state TV […]

November 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Turkey women MPs enter parliament with headscarves

Turkey women MPs enter parliament with headscarves

Oct 31, ISTANBUL — Four female lawmakers wearing headscarves walked into Turkey’s parliament in Ankara on Thursday, marking an end to the ban on the Muslim symbol in the chamber that was imposed in the early days of the Turkish Republic. Still, the issue of where women can wear headscarves remains a highly charged on […]

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Top Syrian army general killed in Deir el-Zour battle

Top Syrian army general killed in Deir el-Zour battle

Oct 18, BEIRUT — One of Syria’s most powerful military officers was killed in fighting with al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremists in an oil-rich eastern province largely controlled by the rebels, Syrian state-run television said Thursday. The fighting came amid a new push to hold an elusive peace conference for Syria’s civil war, with the government proposing […]

October 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
World ‘still has 870 million undernourished people’

World ‘still has 870 million undernourished people’

Oct 14, – The Global Hunger Index has been presented for the eighth time. It shows that despite some advances in endangered regions, one in eight people in the world still doesn’t have enough to eat. Presenting the Global Hunger Index (GHI) in Berlin on Monday, the president of German aid organization Welthungerhilfe said the […]

October 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Filipino rebels hold hostages as human shields

Filipino rebels hold hostages as human shields

Sep 10, ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — The Philippine government rushed more troops and police to the south of the country Tuesday as a standoff between about 200 Muslim rebels and government forces dragged on for a second day with no solution in sight. The rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the government, are holding […]

September 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Indian court convicts 4 in fatal gang rape case

Indian court convicts 4 in fatal gang rape case

Sep 10, NEW DELHI — An Indian court convicted four men Tuesday in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, an attack that set off waves of protests and gave voice to years of anger over the treatment of women. The men, convicted on all the counts against […]

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