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Syrian regime airstrikes kill 13 in northwest town

Syrian regime airstrikes kill 13 in northwest town

Mar 02, – Syrian activists say government airstrikes in a small northwestern town on the border with Turkey have killed at least 13 people. Activists of the Idlib News group and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two government air attacks on the town of Kfar Tarakhim in the northwest province of Idlib […]

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Thai Protesters embark on final march to disrupt polls

Thai Protesters embark on final march to disrupt polls

Feb 01, – Anti-government protesters gathered in Bangkok’s busy tourist area of Chinatown for the third and final day of marches in the capital denouncing Thailand’s general election on Sunday amid fears of violence erupting during the vote. The government is pushing ahead with the election, despite protesters’ threats to disrupt the vote and stop […]

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Opposition pause Ukraine protests, sets 24-hour deadline

Opposition pause Ukraine protests, sets 24-hour deadline

Jan 22, – Opposition leaders in Ukraine are asking protesters to refrain from clashing with police for the next 24 hours, after at least two demonstrators were shot and killed in confrontations with police. Emerging after three hours of talks with President Viktor Yaanukovych on Wednesday evening, opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk said he gave the […]

January 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pakistan breast cancer rising at alarming rate

Pakistan breast cancer rising at alarming rate

Jan 21, – One in nine women in Pakistan will face breast cancer during their life, with the country itself having the highest rate of the disease across Asia, according to the breast cancer awareness group PinkRibbon, oncologists and other aid groups. In Pakistan, a country where breast cancer kills more women than terrorist attacks, […]

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India: Clueless Kejriwal asks people to join 10-day stir

India: Clueless Kejriwal asks people to join 10-day stir

Jan 20, – The chief minister of New Delhi, an anti-corruption campaigner who swept to power last month, declared himself an “anarchist” on Monday and called for a 10-day protest to disrupt Republic Day celebrations at the weekend. Arvind Kejriwal, a firebrand grassroots organiser, took to the streets near the site of the annual Republic […]

January 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukrainian protesters rally against anti-dissent legislation

Ukrainian protesters rally against anti-dissent legislation

Jan 19, – Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are rallying in the center of Kiev, in defiance of recent legislation that significantly curbs their rights to protest. Last week President Viktor Yanukovych caused an uproar at home and abroad when he approved a number of laws that limit Ukrainians’ rights to protest, civic activism and […]

January 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Egypt death toll rises to four from deadly Friday violence

Egypt death toll rises to four from deadly Friday violence

Jan 18, – Egypt’s Health Ministry says the death toll from street violence Friday has risen to four, hours before authorities release the results of this week’s constitutional referendum. The ministry said Saturday that 15 people were also injured in the clashes, which began after supporters of the ousted Islamist president took to the streets […]

January 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tensions rise in Ukraine after PM pass protest-busting bill

Tensions rise in Ukraine after PM pass protest-busting bill

Jan 17, – Tensions heightened overnight in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, after supporters of President Viktor Yanukovych introduced and passed sweeping legislation through parliament late on Thursday. The move sparked outcry among opposition lawmakers who accused them of illegally trying to curb anti-government protests. The pro-government lawmakers reportedly passed the bill 235-450, taking the vote […]

January 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Actress Gayet sues magazine over French President’s affair allegations

Actress Gayet sues magazine over French President’s affair allegations

Jan 17, – Actress Julie Gayet is suing Closer, the magazine that reported she had an affair with French President Francois Hollande. The move, under France’s strict privacy legislation, came as concern mounted over the well-being of First Lady Valerie Trierweiler, who was hospitalised last Friday, hours after the magazine revealed her partner’s liaison with […]

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US military women say sexual assault and harassment remain

US military women say sexual assault and harassment remain

Jan 12, – A new Pentagon report offers a fascinating window into how students at the service academies feel the military should best handle sexual harassment and assault on campus – and why they occur. These insights are gleaned from verbatim comments shared in focus groups conducted by Pentagon officials. They’re in an appendix to […]

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